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Tao Haiyue – art against the norm

One of the themes of her art is collective memory: Tao Haiyue aims to inspire reflection and bring about positive change.

Tao Haiyue describes herself as a curious observer. Before moving to Berlin in 2014, she studied at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Tao was born in Hangzhou, China. “I grew up in a family of artists; my father is a painter, art editor and publisher,” she says. “And my mother has a passion for calligraphy.” So it was only natural for Tao to enroll in sculpting at Shanghai Normal University after graduating from high school.

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