Hansel Tai (1994 China)
Hansel Tai is a Chinese-born artist and designer working and residing in Estonia. He obtained BA in 2016 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing in Art Jewelry. He continued his artistic research at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn as well as the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2019 he received a master degree at the Estonian Academy of Arts, with Cum Laude distinction.
He has exhibited in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Estonia and USA among others. Including the Museum of Art and Design in New York (MAD NY) and the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
He is the winner of the 2019 Barcelona Enjoia’t MISUI Award.
His works are in the permanent collection of Arnhem Museum, the Netherlands, and the permanent collection of the Apeldoorn CODA Museum, the Netherlands.
Tai’s work focuses on the Post-Internet Epoch: naturalness has been shadowed by body cult, deformation, subcultural signs and high gloss metal, and digital witchcraft is materialized into fetish objects.