Tao     Hai     Yue

TAO Haiyue is a multimedia artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. She grew up in a southeastern coastal city Hangzhou, China during a period of reform and rapid urbanization. After studying Sculpture in Shanghai, she pursued an MFA in Public Art at the Weimar Bauhaus University in Germany. In 2015, Tao Haiyue and her partner founded YUUE, a product design studio in Berlin, Germany, with a mission to explore the border between art and design. She has been honored with the title of "Top 50 The best designers in Germany" by the AD Magazine Germany.

Being actively engaged in interdisciplinary creative practices in the field of art and design. Her art practice centers around investigating contemporary issues, including individual and collective memory, migration and conflict. "I try to explore how groups share, inherit and construct memories." In different cities, she looks for elements or objects with special collective meaning as her creative inspiration. Her works have been exhibited in China, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2021, Tao Haiyue founded the "Normal Normal" object collection project. It aims to rediscover the beauty of everyday objects, challenge cultural exoticism.

born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2006-2011 Double Bachelor's Degree in Sculpture and Economics, Shanghai Normal University, China

2010 Exchange Program of University of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland

2012-2014 MFA program “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies”at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany
Selected Exhibitions







“GIR D’AIR”, Fundaziun Nairs, Scoul, Switzerland

“Creative Shelf”, C*SPACE, Berlin, Germany

 “HHÖØMMÈĘ”, CHAxARTxRTM, Rotterdam,  Netherlands

“Normal Normal |Exhibition of curated common objects by Tao Haiyue”, CHAxARTxAMS, Amsterdan,  Netherlands

“Learning from the earth”, ART SAFIENTAL Biennale, Switzerland

“Streetlight”, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, USA

“Was bleibt?”, Neues Museum, Weimar, Germany

“Illuminate the Darkness”, Viehauktionshalle, Weimar, Germany

“We are all public now”, Other Music Academy, Weimar, Germany

“What can I not know about you” group exhibition at Gallery ALU, Gallery Java and Gallery Roman Petrovic in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Mostar City Lab”, Public Art Exhibition, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina



“(Un)Disciplined Body” group show at former SEDBezirksparteischule in Erfurt, Germany

“Summer of 2006” group show at Shanghai Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum, China

Spring Arts Salon 2011, Shanghai, China

“Open Expression ”Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition , Shanghai Mingyuan Culture and Art Center, China

“MALI Awarded Works Exhibition” group exhibition at Wuxing Gallery, China

“12th Art Exhibition of Zhejiang Province”, Zhejiang Art Museum, China

“Absurd Truth” group exhibition at Shanghai XuHui Art Gallery, China

Artist Residency
Fundaziun Nairs, Artists in Residence 2024, Scoul, Switzerland

Alps Art Academy, LEARNING FROM THE EARTH, Tenna Switzerland

DAAD Foundation, Bauhaus goes south-east Europe, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Grants & Awards 
Alps Art Academy, Scholarship Awardee, Tenna Switzerland

Top 50 The best designers in Germany, AD Germany

DAAD Foundation, Scholarship Awardee, Germany

The 11th National Art Exhibition Finalist, China

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