Yao Qingmei’s solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo

Yao Qingmei Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 2014.12.12 – 2015.01.11

Exhibition Venue: Vernissage Nouvelles Expos at Palais de Tokyo


Qingmei Yao, Winner of the Prix Spécial du jury du 59ème Salon de Montrouge (born in 1982, lives and works in Paris and Limoges) presents several poetic and farcical films – some of which were produced specially for her exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo – as well as diverse objects, accessories and technical elements that come together to create a specific environment. In this way, Qingmei Yao’s works dialogue with each other and are set out in a unique installation relating to live performance while they expose what happens behind the scenes.

Through absurd and critical performances integrating music and dance, costumes and theatre sets, as well as video and photographic elements, the artist is continually at work on the formulation of a political and social investigation. Fascinated by the survival in China of a cumbersome communist ideal, she portrays poetic, obstinate and distorted characters that ponder the conquest and the loss of power, the meaning of hierarchy and the symbolism of authority.

The works Professeur Yao and Sculpter un billet de 100 euros are coproduced with le Pavillon Blanc, Centre d’art I Médiathèque de Colomiers.