botanical films

Pteridophilia

The Political Life of Plants

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

Statement

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 lives and works on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Committed to multispecies vibrancy, he investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalized communities and marginalized plants. He creates weedy gardens, living slogans, and eco-queer films to cultivate ecological wisdom beyond the Anthropo-extinction-event.

His works are in the collection of Power Station of Art in Shanghai, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Singapore Art Museum, and Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. His projects are included in Liverpool Biennial 2021, Yokohama Triennale 2020, Manifesta 12, the 11th Taipei Biennial, and the 11th Shanghai Biennial. His practice has received support from numerous art spaces in Asia and Europe, most recently ICA Shanghai, @KCUA in Kyoto, Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, Villa Vassilieff in Paris, and TheCube Project Space in Taipei. In 2020, as artist-in-residence at the Gropius Bau in Berlin, he engaged in conversations with plant scientists and ecologists to speculate how plants practice politics.

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.