Born 1990 in Nantong, China, he currently lives and works in Nantes, France, and Shanghai, China. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Oil Painting from the Sichuan Fine Arts Department in 2013, before pursuing a BFA and a Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts, Nantes, in France.
Mao’s most recent exhibitions include Extreme Mix, Airport Biennale, Guangzhou, China, 2019; Light! Heat! Power!, Frank. F. Yang Foundation, Shanghai, China, 2018; Continuous Terminus, Shanghart M50, Shanghai, China, 2018; Trente-Deux, Gallery of ENBANM, Nantes, France, 2018; and Tous les Endroit, Tous les Envers, Gallery of ENBANM, Nantes, France, 2018.
Image: Mao Haonan, still from ‘Action, Almost Unable to Think’, 2018, HD Video with 5.1 surround sound, image courtesy of Shanghart Gallery.