Yao Hai was born in Gansu, China in 1980. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2009 and New York in 2014. Currently lives and works between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Yao’s practice spans across installation, photography, sculpture, painting, video, performance and sound.
In 2019, he has participated in the Interantional Grant Program Emerging Artist established by Lepsien Art Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has held solo exhibitions at Galerie du Monde (“Yao Hai”, 2018), Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences (“Reconstruction of Deconstruction”, 2018), Shanghai Gallery 55, (“Adventure in Graphics”, 2018 and “zero + one + twelve”, 2017), Wuhan United Art Museum (“Free Play of Deconstruction”, 2017) and Wuhan K11 art village (“Beyond Boundaries”, 2016). His works have been exhibited in many international institutions including the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, the CICA Museum in South Korea, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre in Hong Kong, the Queens Museum and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Centre in New York.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
“Organic Production”, Yell Space, Shanghai, China
“Yao Hai”, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
“Adventure in Graphics”, gallery 55, Shanghai, China
“zero + one + twelve”, gallery 55, Shanghai, China
“Free Play of Deconstruction”, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
“Beyond Boundaries”, K11 art village, Wuhan, China