Zheng Guogu

Born in 1970 in Yangjiang, Guangdong province of China, where he still lives and works. 

Education
1992
  
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions
2019  
“Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation,” MoMA PS1, New York, USA       
"Zheng Guogu: Photoworks 1993-2016 'Even the click of a shutter is unnecessary," Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA

2017  
“Zheng Guogu: The Winding Path to Trueness,” Mirrored Gardens, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

2016 
“Zheng Guogu: Where energy inhabits?,” Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

2015  
“Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation,” VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany
“Zheng Guogu: Dialogue of Infinite Dimensions - Mandorla,” FIAC, Paris, France
“Zheng Guogu: Ubiquitous Plasma,” OCAT Xi'an, Xi’an, China
“Zheng Guogu & Yangjiang Group: The Writings of Today are a Promise for Tomorrow,” Palazzo Morozini, Venice, Italy
“Action for Tomorrow (with Yangjiang Group),” 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
 
2013   
“Fuck off the Rules: Yangjiang Group (with Yangjiang Group),” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
 
2006   
“Mouse Cow Tiger Hare Dragon Snake (with Yangjiang Group),” Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China
“This is a Solo Exhibition - Zheng Guogu’s solo exhibition,” BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
 
2000  
“Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional,” Chinese Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
“Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional in Shanghai,” BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
 
1998   
“Sixteen of the Ten Thousand Customers and other Works - Zheng Guogu photographic works,”
Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019   
“Chinese Whispers: New Art from the Sigg Collection,” MAK Vienna, Austria
“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
"Other lives of the alternative spaces," Taikang Space, Beijing, China 
“Extreme Mix - Guangzhou Airport Biennial 2019,” Guangzhou airport resort, Guangzhou, China

2018   
“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
“The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art,” The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
“Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art,” The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany

2017  
“Canton Express: Art of the Pearl River,” Delta, M+, Hong Kong        
“Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics,” OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China
“Three Shadows 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition: 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography,” Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
“Post-sense Sensibility: Trepidation and Will,” Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2016   
“Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan,” Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
“Digging a Hole in China,” OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
“Unwritten Rules Cannot Be Broken (with Yangjiang Group),” Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
 
2015   
“Nonfigurative,” Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“The System of Objects,” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Back Home, Run Away: A Sample of Artistic Geography,” Taikang Space, Beijing, China
 
2014  
“‘Social Factory’ - 10th Shanghai Biennale,” Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
“15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award,” Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
“Landscape: the Virtual, the Actual, the Possible?,” Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
“COSMOS,” Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“Hans van Dijk: 5000 Artists,” Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherland
“Omnipresent Concrete,” Hunsand Space, Beijing, China
“Advance through Retreat,” Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
 
2013  
“Zizhiqu - Autonomous Regions (with Yangjiang Group),” Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
“DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“Pessimism or Resistance?,” Taikang Space, Beijing, China
“New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s,” Blindspot Gallery & Annex, Hong  Kong, China
 
2012  
“Rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. A Hong Kong spring,” Para/Site, Hong Kong, China
“Face,” Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
 
2011   
“Local Knowledge,” The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
“Museum on Paper: 12 Chinese Artists,” Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“Start from the Horizon - Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978 (with Yangjiang Group),” Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Shanshui - Poetry Without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art,” Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
 
2010   
“ACT VIII of ‘MORALITY’: Nether Land,” Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art / Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai, China
“Reshaping History - China Youth New Art Invitational Exhibition,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Jungle - A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Treads,” Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
“Glass Factory - Art in the New Financial Era (with Yangjiang Group),” Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
 
2009  
“Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation Artists,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“Images Recalled / Bilder auf Abruf,” 3rd Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Germany
“The Shop,” China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China
“The State of Things: China-Belgium Contemporary Artistic Exhibition,” Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Time versus Fashion, Kunstverein Nürtingen e.V.,” Nürtingen, Germany
“The Spectacle of the Everyday - 10th Lyon Biennial (with Yangjiang Group),” Lyon, France
“Bourgeoisified Proletariat,” Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China

2008   
“It Is I Too, Photographic Self-portraits by 21 Chinese Artists,” A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
“Sprout from White Nights,“ Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
“Farewell to Post-Colonialism - 3rd Guangzhou Triennial,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
“China Gold,” l'art contemporain chinois, La Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris, France
“Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“’Insomnia’ Photo Exhibition,” BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
 
2007   
“Brave New Worlds,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
“Documenta 12,“ Kassel, Germany
“China Welcomes You...Desires, Struggles, New Identities,“ Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
“The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China,” Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
 
2006   
“It’s all right, Contemporary Art Exhibition,” China Academy of Art, New Media Department & BizArt Art Center, Hangzhou, China
“5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen,” He Xiangning Art Museum (with Yangjiang Group), Shenzhen, China
“City in Progress / Live from Zhang Jiang,” Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
“The Twelve: Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) Exhibition,” Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
“The 2nd Contemporary Ink-wash Space: Infiltration - Idylls and Visions,” Guangdong Museum of  Art, Guangzhou, China
“Through Popular Expression,” Het Domein Museum, Sittard, Holland; Project Space, University of Central England (UCE), Birmingham, UK; Plan B Gallery, Cluj, Romania; Vistors Centre, a project for Singapore Biennial 2006, Singapore
“Guangzhou – Cantonese Artists in the Sigg Collection,” Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
 
2005   
“2nd Guangzhou Triennial - BEYOND: An Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
“Black - Extreme - Vigorous - Figurative,“ Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
“Out of Sight,” De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Netherland
“Follow me! Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium,” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
“Mahjong - Contemporary Chinese Art form the Sigg Collection,” Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
“Zooming into Focus - Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China,” Seattle Art Museum, USA
 
2004   
“Zooming into Focus - Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection,” University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, USA; Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China; Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico; Institute of Contemporary Art, Earl Lu Gallery LASALLE-SIA, Singapore
“All under heaven,” MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
“Past in Reverse,” Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, USA
“Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China,” International Center of Photography (ICP), NY; The Asia Society Museum, NY; Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
“À l’ouest du sud de l’Est / à l’est du sud de l’Oues (with Yangjiang Group), “ Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sète, Sète, France
“Dial 62761232 (Express Delivery Exhibition),“ Contemporary Art Exhibition, BizART, Shanghai, China
 
2003  
“Fabricated Paradises (with Yangjiang Group),“ Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, Pau, France
“Second-hand Reality,“ Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Playing at home/Playing away: The Maze of Reality, Canton Express in Zone of Urgency (curated by Hou Hanru),“ 50th Venice Biennale, simultaneous projection at Vitamin Creative Space, Shenzhen, China
“The Fifth System: Public Art in the age of ‘Post-Planning’,“ He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
 
2002  
“Urban Creation, 4th Shanghai Biennale,“ Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Paris-Pekin, “ Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
“Too Much Flavour,“ 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Asianvibe: Contemporary Asian Art,“ Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellón, Spain
“P_A_U_S_E,“ Borges Libreria/China, 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
 
2001  
“Hot Pot,” Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
“Photo Festival Naarden,” Naarden City, Netherlands
“City Slang,“ HeXiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
“Chinese Photography Show, » Passage de Retz, Paris, France
“Cross Pressures,” Oulu Art Museum; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
“Hangzhou New Medium Art Festival,” China Fine Art Academy, Hangzhou, China
“Living in Time - 29 Contemporary Artists from China,“ Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
“Yangban. Jiashang - the 1st Chengdu Biennale,” Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, China
 
2000  
“CLASH! 100 artists,” Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Individual and Society in Art - A Collection of Works of Art by eleven Chinese Artists,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
“Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen: Cities of the 21st Century,“ Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
“The Sun Rises in the East - the current artistic scene in Asia, » Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie  d’Arles, France
“Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups from the Modern Chinese Art Foundation,” BizArt, Shanghai, China
 
1999  
“Post-Sense Sensibility Alien Bodies & Delusion,” Basement Third ring road, Beijing, China
“Innovations (Part I),” China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
“Concepts, Colors and Passions,” China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
“Changing Views,” Kunsthal Hof 88, Almelo, Netherlands
“IX Bienal Internacional de Fotografía,” Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
“Cities on the Move 4,” Hayward Gallery, London, UK
“Cities on the Move 5,” Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
“Love, Chinese Contemporary Photography & Video: International Arts Festival Tachikawa,“ Japan
“Modern Chinese Art Foundation,” Caermersklooster, Gent, Belgium
 
1998   
“Biennial de l'imago Paris 98, » Centre national de la Photographie, Paris, France
“Site Art Project,” Walking Museum in Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan
“Site of Desire,” Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
“Confused,“ KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Photography as Concept - 4. Internationale Foto Triennial,“ Esslingen, Germany
“Cities on the Move 2,” CAPC, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France
“Cities on the Move 3,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, USA
“The Corruptionists,” Basement Third ring road, Beijing, China
“Images Telling Stories: Chinese New Concept Photography Art [Beautiful Like Materialism (Part of  Photography)],”
Art College of Shanghai University, toured in Shanghai; Beijing; Nanjing; Changchun; Shenzhen; Hong Kong
“Unveiled Reality,” Centers of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
 
1997   
“Contemporary Photo Art from P. R. China,“ Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz;
Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
“Cities on the Move 2,“ Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
 
1996  
“Possibility – Installation Exhibition with The Big Tail Elephant Group,” Guangzhou, China
 
1994   
“The Third Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Documentation Library of East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
“No Room - with The Big Tail Elephant Group,” Guangzhou, China

Selected Public Collections
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Awards
2006   
Best Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Awards)