Yangjiang, b.1970

Zheng Guogu

Zheng Guogu lives and works in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1992, and was a founding member of Yangjiang Group, an art collective focusing on experimental Chinese calligraphy, founded in 2002.

Zheng has participated in many international exhibitions, including Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2017; Social Factory - 10th Shanghai Biennale, 2014; Farewell to Post-Colonialism - 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, 2008; Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, 2007; and Canton Express in Zone of Urgency, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. His recent solo exhibitions include Visionary Transformation at MoMA PS1, 2019; The Winding Path to Trueness, Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou, 2017; Where energy inhabits?, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, 2016; Visionary Transformation, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin,...

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Biography

Zheng Guogu lives and works in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1992, and was a founding member of Yangjiang Group, an art collective focusing on experimental Chinese calligraphy, founded in 2002.

Zheng has participated in many international exhibitions, including Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2017; Social Factory - 10th Shanghai Biennale, 2014; Farewell to Post-Colonialism - 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, 2008; Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, 2007; and Canton Express in Zone of Urgency, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. His recent solo exhibitions include Visionary Transformation at MoMA PS1, 2019; The Winding Path to Trueness, Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou, 2017; Where energy inhabits?, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, 2016; Visionary Transformation, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, 2015; and Ubiquitous Plasma, OCAT Xi'an, 2015. He received the Best Artist Award from the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards in 2006.

Artworks

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Embroidery No.2, 2019

RELATED CATEGORIES

Abstract Expression / Abstract Painting / Asian Art / Calligraphy / Chinese Art / Chinese Calligraphy / Contemporary Chinese Art / Geometric Abstract / Geometric Expression / Image and Text / Oil / Oil on silk / Oil Painting / Painting / Silk

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1992

    Graduated from Printmaking Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Visionary Transformation, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

  • Photoworks 1993-2016: Even a Click of the Shutter is Necessary, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2015

    Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Chinese Whispers, MAK, Vienna, Austria

  • Images du Lingnan: Exposition Collective Encres Contemporaines du Guangdong, Chinese Cultural Center, Paris, France

  • Shanghai 30 Years Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Shanghai, China

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Education

  • 1992

    Graduated from Printmaking Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Visionary Transformation, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

  • Photoworks 1993-2016: Even a Click of the Shutter is Necessary, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA

  • 2015

    Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany

  • 2014

    Images of Magnetic Resonance, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • Action for Tomorrow, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

  • 2013

    Fuck off the Rules: Yangjiang Group, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • 2012

    Zheng Guogu: Spirit Linger with Dust, Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, China

  • 2011

    Zheng Guogu, The Pavilion/Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, China

  • 2010

    Garden of Pine - Also Fierce Than Tiger II, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • 2008

    Zheng Guogu: Commemorative Plaque 2008: Lehman Brothers Gate, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA

  • Hundred-Year-Old Tree Blooms Again, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

  • Processing factory, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • 2007

    Zheng Guogu, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany

  • Hong Kong - Surprise Urban Discoveries, Hong Kong, China

  • Zheng Guogu: Three Life Scripts of a Gambler, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2006

    Mouse Cow Tiger Hare Dragon Snake, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China

  • This is a Solo Exhibition - Zheng Guogu’s solo exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China

  • 2005

    Puzzle - It is from Yangjiang, Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2004

    Zheng Guogu: My Home is Your Museum, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

  • 2003

    ZHENG Guogu: Photographic works 1997-2000, ShanghART Gallery Main Space, Shanghai, China

  • 2002

    Are You Going to Enjoy Calligraphy or Measure Blood Pressure?, 2002 In Shanghai, China

  • Yangjiang Some Event Occurring, ShanghART Gallery Main Space, Shanghai, China

  • 2001

    Zheng Guogu: The Compressing World, Yangjiang, China

  • 2000

    Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional, Chinese Archives and Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing, China

  • Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional in Shanghai, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Chinese Whispers, MAK, Vienna, Austria

  • Images du Lingnan: Exposition Collective Encres Contemporaines du Guangdong, Chinese Cultural Center, Paris, France

  • Shanghai 30 Years Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Shanghai, China

  • The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

  • Heteroglossia, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

  • Beyond the Scenery: OCT – Loft Public Art Exhibition, OCT gallery, Shenzhen, China

  • A World in a Grain of Sand, Atlantis, Sanya, China

  • 2017

    Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk, Duddell’s, Hong Kong

  • Maitreya Karuna and Prajna, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

  • Canton Express, M+ Pavillion, Hong Kong

  • Post Wave: Temperament and Avant-Garde, The Barn Contemporary Art Space, Shenzhen, China

  • 2016

    Tales of Our Time, Guggenheim Museum, New York, China

  • Digging a Hole in China, OCAT Museum, Shenzhen, China

  • 2015

    The System of Objects, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 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?, 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

  • Advance through Retreat, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • 2013

    Zizhiqu - Autonomous Regions,Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

  • DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • 2012

    Face, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

  • Suspicion, Night breezes, Neverending Voyage, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, 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

  • Chair Impacted by Meteorite Swarm, Vitamin Creative Space, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

  • Start from the Horizon - Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • SHANSHUI - Poetry Without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

  • 2010

    How Many One-Way Streets Can Lead to the True Centre of the Street Gardens?, Art Basel, Switzerland

  • ACT VIII of ‘MORALITY’: Nether Land, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

  • Reshaping History - China Youth New Art Invitational Exhibition, Today Museum, Beijing, China

  • ungle - A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Treads, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China

  • Glass Factory - Art in the New Financial Era, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • 2009

    Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation Artists, UCCA, Beijing, China

  • Images Recalled / Bilder auf Abruf, 3rd Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Germany

  • Species of Spaces, Vitamin Creative Space, 40th Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

  • The New Attitude of Image, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • The Spectacle of the Everyday - 10th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France

  • 2008

    Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, UCCA, Beijing, China

  • Sprout from White Nights, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Farewell to Post-Colonialism - The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

  • China Gold, l'art contemporain chinois, La Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris, France

  • Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China

  • 2007

    Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

  • Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany

  • The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

  • 2006

    It’s all right, Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

  • 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

  • Accumulation - Canton Express the Next Stop, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • The Twelve: CCAA Exhibition, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

  • Surplus Value, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • The 2nd Contemporary Ink-wash Space: Infiltration - Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

  • Guangzhou – Cantonese Artists in the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

  • 2005

    2nd Guangzhou Triennial - BEYOND: An Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 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

  • Living in Interesting Times - A Decade of New Chinese Photography, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel

  • 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, Seattle, USA

  • 2004

    All under heaven, MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp), Antwerp, Belgium

  • Past in Reverse, Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA

  • 2003

    Fabricated Paradises, Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, Pau, France

  • Playing at home/Playing away: The Maze of Reality, Canton Express in Zone of Urgency, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Grants & Awards

  • 2006

    Best Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Awards)