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TobyChengwei Mao

is a visual communicator and art (research) worker, currently based in Glasgow, UK.

His M.Res project explores object analysis on digitally transformed artworks from art viewers’ perspective in the digitalised exhibition context. His practice involves process-oriented, slow-paced performative objects with physical experiential accessibility, which experiments on human-object relations and communication potentials through art objects. He is also interested in speculative realism philosophies, phenomenology, material culture, and curatorial ethics in creative practice.



Master of Research, Jan. 2022-current, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

MA Visual Communication-Experimental Communication, 2019-2021, Royal College of Art, London, UK

BA (Hons with first class) Advertising, 2014-2018, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

BA Advertising, 2014-2018, Hebei University, Baoding, China



Terminal RCA Satellite Exhibition, Uglyduck, London, 2021

Royal College of Art, Work in progress show, London, 2021

Acousma, Experimental sound art online exhibition, No Space, Beijing, 2020

Fugitive Voices: Loops, online exhibition, London, 2020



Best student award BA(Hons) Advertising, 2018

Outstanding graduates of ordinary universities in Hebei Province, 2018

TIMES Young Creative Awards, 2017

Chinese National Inspirational Scholarship, 2015&2016



Co-founder of, 2020

Graduation show co-curator of BA(Hons) Advertising, BA(Hons) Graphic Design programme, HBU-UCLan school of Media, Communication & Creative Industries, London, 2020

Graduation show co-curator of BA(Hons) Advertising programme, HBU-UCLan school of Media, Communication & Creative Industries, Hebei, 2018

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Nice to meet you, Cheers

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