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
Nature boy:Tao Yi solo exhibition, Tong Gallery Projects, Beijing, China
Zi Zai: Tao Yi solo exhibition, Tong Gallery Projects, Beijing, China
Taoyi ’ s Works: Solemn Decorations, Antenna space, Shanghai, China
Double solo Paintings and Music by Jun-Y ciao and Tao Yi, Stir Art gallery,Shanghai, China
The plane of rewriting,Inexplicable,Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Daily Formalism , Bank, Shanghai, China
Messages from the ruin,Asia Art Center,Taipei
Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still, Bank, Shanghai, China
Organised Play, OCAT, Xi’An, China
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
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
Feel 4--learning method, Visual art space, Shanghai, China