Zheng Guogu
Born in 1970 in Yangjiang, China.

 

EDUCATION

1992        
B.F.A, Printmaking, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    
Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation, MoMA PS1, New York         
Zheng Guogu: Photoworks 1993-2016 Even the click of a shutter is unnecessary, Eli Klein Gallery, New York

2017        
Zheng Guogu: The Winding Path to Trueness, Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou, China

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

2015        
Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin        
Zheng Guogu: Dialogue of Infinite Dimensions - Mandorla, FIAC, Paris        
Zheng Guogu: Ubiquitous Plasma, OCAT Xi'an, Xi’an, China
Zheng Guogu: The Writings of Today are a Promise for Tomorrow (with Yangjiang Group), Palazzo Morozini, Venice
Zheng Guogu: Action for Tomorrow (with Yangjiang Group), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

2013        
Zheng Guogu: Fuck off the Rules (with Yangjiang Group), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

2006        
Zheng Guogu: Mouse Cow Tiger Hare Dragon Snake (with Yangjiang Group), Taikang Top Space, Beijing        
Zheng Guogu: This is a Solo Exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai

2000        
Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional, Chinese Archives and Warehouse, Beijing        
Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai

1998        
Sixteen of the Ten Thousand Customers and Other Works - Zheng Guogu Photographic Works, Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019        
Chinese Whispers: New Art from the Sigg Collection, MAK, Vienna
Other Lives of the Alternative Spaces, Taikang Space, Beijing
Extreme Mix - Guangzhou Airport Biennial 2019, Guangzhou airport resort, Guangzhou, China

2018        
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain [itinerary: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco]  
The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, 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 
Three Shadows 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition: 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing 
Post-sense Sensibility: Trepidation and Will, Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai

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

2015        
Nonfigurative, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
The System of Objects, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Back Home, Run Away: A Sample of Artistic Geography, Taikang Space, Beijing

2014        
Social Factory - 10th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Landscape: the Virtual, the Actual, the Possible?, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, COSMOS, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Hans van Dijk: 5000 Artists, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherland 
Omnipresent Concrete, Hunsand Space, Beijing        
Advance Through Retreat, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

2013        
Zizhiqu - Autonomous Regions (with Yangjiang Group), Times Museum, Guangzhou, China        
DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing        
Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing
New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s, Blindspot Gallery & Annex, Hong Kong

2012        
Rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. A Hong Kong spring, Para/Site, Hong Kong        
Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

2011        
Local Knowledge, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand        
Museum on Paper: 12 Chinese Artists, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Start from the Horizon - Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978 (with Yangjiang Group), Sishang Art Museum, Beijing
Shanshui - Poetry Without Sound?, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

2010        
ACT VIII of "MORALITY": NetherLand, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art / Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai
Reshaping History - China Youth New Art Invitational Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing        
Jungle - A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Treads, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing        
Glass Factory - Art in the New Financial Era (with Yangjiang Group), Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2009        
Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 
Image Recalled - Bilder auf Abruf, 3rd Fotofestival, Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Germany
The Shop, China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing 
The State of Things: China-Belgium Contemporary Artistic Exhibition, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; The National Art Museum of China, Beijing
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

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
Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
“Insomnia” Photo Exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
Hua Zhi Cang Long - Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing

2007        
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota        
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 (with Yangjiang Group), He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
City in Progress - Live from Zhang Jiang, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
The Twelve: Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) Exhibition, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
The 2nd Contemporary Ink-wash Space: Infiltration - Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of  Art, Guangzhou, China
Through Popular Expression, Het Domein Museum, Sittard, Holland [itinerary: Project Space, University of Central England (UCE), Birmingham, UK; Plan B Gallery, Cluj, Romania; Visitors Centre, 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, The 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
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, D.C.

2004        
Zooming into Focus - Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego [itinerary: Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai; 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, San Diego
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin [Itinerary: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Seattle Art Museum, Georgia; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; ICP and Asia Society, New York; Smart Museum of Art and Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago]
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

2003        
Fabricated Paradises (with Yangjiang Group), Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, Pau, France        
Second-Hand Reality, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Playing at Home/Playing Away: The Maze of Reality - Canton Express in Zone of Urgency, Venice 
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        
Paris - Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris        
Too Much Flavour, 3H Art Center, Shanghai        
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, The Netherlands        
City Slang, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China        
Chinese Photography Show, Passage de Retz, Paris        
Cross Pressures, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu; 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, Hamberg, Berlin
Yangban. Jiashang - the 1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China 

2000        
CLASH! 100 artists, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, The 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, 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

1999        
Post-sense Sensibility Alien Bodies & Delusion, Basement Third Ring Road, Beijing        
Innovations (Part I), China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing        
Concepts, Colors and Passions, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing        
Changing Views, Kunsthal Hof 88, Almelo, The Netherlands        
IX Bienal Internacional de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City        
Cities on the Move 4, Hayward Gallery, London        
Cities on the Move 5, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland        
Love - Chinese Contemporary Photography & Video, International Arts Festival Tachikawa, Tachikawa, Japan        
Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Caermersklooster, Gent, Belgium 

1998        
Biennial de l'imago Paris 98, Centre national de la Photographie, Paris        
Site Art Project, Walking Museum in Takashimaya, Tokyo        
Site of Desire - Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei        
Confused, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands         
Photography as Concept - 4th 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        
The Corruptionists, Basement Third Ring Road, Beijing
Images Telling Stories: Chinese New Concept Photography Art - Beautiful Like Nanjing; Materialism (Part of Photography), Art College of Shanghai University, Shanghai; Beijing; Hong Kong; Changchun; Shenzhen, China
Unveiled Reality, Centers of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

1997        
Contemporary Photo Art from P. R. China, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin [itinerary: Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz; Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany]        
Cities on the Move 2, Wiener Secession, Vienna

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

 

AWARDS

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