Recent exhibition

Zheng Bo: Wanwu Council 萬物社

Gropius Bau, Berlin

21.6 - 23.8.2021

forest films

Pteridophilia

The Political Life of Plants

Le Sacre du printemps

daily practice

Drawing Life

Survival Manuals

Grass Roots

living slogans

Life Is Hard Why Do We Make It So Easy

Socialism Good

You are the 0.01%

té égalité fr

weedy gardens

Weed Plot

Dune Botanical Garden

After Science Garden

Kindred

Bamboo as Method

workshops

Plant Sex Workshop

A Chinese Communist Garden in Paris

Toad Commons

Weed Commons

Plants Living in Shanghai

download

portfolio

CV

texts

Art as Multispecies Vibrancy

Conversation with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

Conversation with Alvin Li

Profile by Harry Burke

Profile by Sato Tomohisa

Conversation with Jareh Das

research

SEACHINA (Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China)

Contemporary Art and Ecology in East Asia

善良人类世之生态艺术实践

ZHENG Bo grew up in Beijing and now lives on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Committed to more-than-human vibrancy, he investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalized communities and marginalized plants. He grows weedy gardens, living slogans, eco-queer films, and wanwu workshops to cultivate ecological wisdom beyond the Anthropocene extinction.

His works are in the collections of Power Station of Art in Shanghai, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Singapore Art Museum, and Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions in 2021 include: Wanwu Council, Gropius Bau, Berlin; You are the 0.01%, Schering Stiftung, Berlin; Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy?, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong. He participated in Liverpool Biennial (2021), Yokohama Triennale (2020), Manifesta (2018), Taipei Biennial (2018), and Shanghai Biennial (2016).

Zheng Bo studied with Douglas Crimp and received his PhD from the Graduate Program in Visual & Cultural Studies, University of Rochester. He taught at China Academy of Art from 2010 to 2013, and currently teaches at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, where he leads the Wanwu Practice Group.