1978 Born in Shanghai, China
1999-2002 Studied at the Academy of the Fine Arts, University Mainz. Germany.
2005 Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Duesseldorf, Germany.
Formed a free-styled music group MTDM with Jun-Y Ciao.
2008 Work in Shanghai Publishing and Printing College
2009 Co-founded the artist collective ZUZHI
2017 Nature boy:Tao Yi solo exhibition, Tong Gallery Projects, Beijing, China
2015 Zi Zai: Tao Yi solo exhibition, Tong Gallery Projects, Beijing, China
2013 Taoyi ’ s Works: Solemn Decorations, Antenna space, Shanghai, China
2011 Double solo Paintings and Music by Jun-Y ciao and Tao Yi, Stir Art gallery,Shanghai, China
2017 The plane of rewriting,Inexplicable,Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
2016 Daily Formalism , Bank, Shanghai, China
Messages from the ruin,Asia Art Center,Taipei
2014 Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still, Bank, Shanghai, China
Organised Play, OCAT, Xi’An, China
2013 The eighth shenzhen international ink painting biennale, Shen- zhen, China
Forward - contemporary art and contemporary urban, Minsheng art museum, Shanghai
The sun, vision art center, Shanghai, China
Special projects the 9th shanghai biennale home show - Shanghai pudong international airport, Shanghai, China
2012 See/saW -- of the chinese contemporary creative practice, the ullens center for contemporary art (UCCA), Beijing, China
Open studio project, Times art museum, Guangzhou, China
Wood - work, Vision art center, Shanghai, China
Transgression of non-border—dedicated to Peter Brotzmann’s 70th birthday, Wu Wei Culture District ,Shanghai, China
2011 Feel 4--learning method, Visual art space, Shanghai, China