Zheng Bo: Wanwu Council 萬物社

Gropius Bau, Berlin

21.6 - 23.8.2021

⇀ visit in Berlin

⇀ online documentation

botanical films


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


Bamboo as Method


Plant Sex Workshop

A Chinese Communist Garden in Paris

Toad Commons

Weed Commons

Plants Living in Shanghai






Conversation with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

Conversation with Alvin Li

Profile by Harry Burke

Profile by Sato Tomohisa

Conversation with Jareh Das


SEACHINA Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China

Contemporary Art and Ecology in East Asia


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 creates weedy gardens, living slogans, eco-queer films, and wanwu workshops to cultivate ecological wisdom beyond the Anthropocene extinction.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Wanwu Council, Gropius Bau, Berlin (2021); You are the 0.01%, Schering Stiftung, Berlin (2021); Life is hard. Why do we make it so easy?, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong (2021); The Soft and Weak Are Companions of Life, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2020); Goldenrod, Institute of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2019); Dao is in Weeds, Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery, Kyoto (2019); and Weed Party III, Parco Arte Vivente, Turin (2018). He participated in Liverpool Biennial 2021, Yokohama Triennale 2020, Manifesta 12 (2018), the 11th Taipei Biennial (2018), and the 11th Shanghai Biennial (2016). 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.

Zheng Bo received his PhD from the Visual and Cultural Studies Program, 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.