Born in 1970 in Yangjiang, Guangdong province, China.
Lives and works in Yangjiang, Guangdong province.
Solo exhibitions (show/hide)
Where energy inhabits?, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Zheng Guogu: Visionary Transformation, VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany
Images of Magnetic Resonance, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Action for Tomorrow (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
Fuck off the Rules: Yangjiang Group (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Zheng Guogu: Spirit Linger with Dust, Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, China
Zheng Guogu, The Pavilion/Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, China
Garden of Pine - Also Fierce Than Tiger II (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
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
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
Mouse Cow Tiger Hare Dragon Snake (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China
This is a Solo Exhibition - Zheng Guogu’s solo exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Puzzle” - It is from Yangjiang, Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Zheng Guogu: My Home is Your Museum, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
ZHENG Guogu: Photographic works 1997-2000, ShanghART Gallery Main Space, Shanghai, China
Are You Going to Enjoy Calligraphy or Measure Blood Pressure?, 2002 In Shanghai, Yangjiang Some Event Occurring (in cooperation with Sha Yeya, Chen Zaiyan and Sun Qinglin), ShanghART Gallery Main Space, Shanghai, China
Zheng Guogu: The Compressing World, Yangjiang, China
Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional, Chinese Archives and Warehouse(CAAW), Beijing, China
Zheng Guogu: More Dimensional in Shanghai, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
Sixteen of the Ten Thousand Customers and other Works - Zheng Guogu photographic works, Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
Group exhibitions (show/hide)
Digging a Hole in China, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
The System of Objects, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“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?, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (ybca), San Francisco, USA
COSMOS, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Hans van Dijk: 5000 Artists, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherland
Omnipresent Concrete, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China
Advance through Retreat, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Zizhiqu - Autonomous Regions (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
DUCHAMP and/or/in CHINA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Pessimism or Resistance?, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s, Blindspot Gallery & Annex, Hong Kong, China
Rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. A Hong Kong spring, Para/Site, Hong Kong, China
Face, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Suspicion, Night breezes, Neverending Voyage, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
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 (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
SHANSHUI - Poetry Without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
How Many One-Way Streets Can Lead to the True Centre of the Street Gardens?, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
ACT VIII of ‘MORALITY’: Nether Land, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art / Dutch Culture Center, 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 (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (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 Shop at China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), Beijing, China
The State of Things: China-Belgium Contemporary Artistic Exhibition, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels,Belgium / the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
The New Attitude of Image, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Bourgeoisified Proletariat - Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang, Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China
Time versus Fashion, Kunstverein Nürtingen e.V., Nürtingen, Germany
In the Mood for Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
The Spectacle of the Everyday - 10th Lyon Biennial (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Lyon, France
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
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 - The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
China Gold, l'art contemporain chinois, La Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris, France
Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Art Statements, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Pine Tree Garden, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Insomnia” Photo Exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
Couching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
Dark Willows and Blooming Flowers - The Post-Tradition Phenomenon in Contemporary Art, White Space, Beijing, China
Exhibition series third about artistic phenomena and situations since 1985: Guangzhou Station - Special Exhibition Contemporary Art Of Guangdong, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
Three Life Scripts of a Gambler, Art Statements, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
China Welcomes You...Desires, Struggles, New Identities, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
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, He Xiangning Art Museum (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Shenzhen, China
Chaos Cities, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
Accumulation - Canton Express the Next Stop, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
City in Progress / Live from Zhang Jiang, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
The Twelve: Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (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,Guangzhou, China
Take It, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
Through Popular Expression - Vitamin’s World Tour Project, Het Domein Museum, Sittard, Holland / International Project Space, University of Central England (UCE), Birmingham, UK / Plan B Gallery, Cluj, Romania / Singapore Vistors Centre,a project for Singapore Biennial 2006, Singapore
Guangzhou – Cantonese Artists in the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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, 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
Mahjong - Contemporary Chinese Art form the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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
Zooming into Focus - Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai,China; Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico; Institute of Contemporary Art, Earl Lu Gallery LASALLE-SIA, Singapore
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
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography (ICP), NY and the Asia Society Museum, NY; Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
StopOver Hong Kong, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
À l’ouest du sud de l’Est / à l’est du sud de l’Oues (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sète, Sète, France
Object System: Doing Nothing, Vitamin Creative Space at ARCO 2004, Madrid, Spain
Dial 62761232 (Express Delivery Exhibition), Contemporary Art Exhibition, BizART, Shanghai, China
Fabricated Paradises (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, Pau,France
Second-hand Reality, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Playing at home/Playing away: The Maze of Reality, Canton Express in Zone of Urgency (curated by Hou Hanru), 50th Venice Biennale, simultaneous projection at Vitamin Creative Space, Shenzhen, China
The Fifth System: Public Art in the age of “Post-Planning”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Fan Mingzhen & Fan Mingzhu (Twin exhibition) - Glad to meet, Jin Sha Jiang Rd., Shanghai, China
Urban Creation, 4th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
Too Much Flavour, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
Asianvibe: Contemporary Asian Art, Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellón, Spain
P_A_U_S_E, Borges Libreria/China, IV Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Hot Pot, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Photo Festival Naarden, Naarden City, Netherlands
City Slang, HeXiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Chinese Photography Show, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Cross Pressures, Oulu Art Museum; 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,Berlin, Germany
Yangban. Jiashang - the 1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
CLASH! 100 artists, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, 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, Arles, France
Post Material, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups from the Modern Chinese Art Foundation, BizArt, Shanghai,China
Post-Sense Sensibility Alien Bodies & Delusion, Basement Third ring road, Beijing, China
Innovations (Part I), China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
Concepts, Colors and Passions, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing
Changing Views, Kunsthal Hof 88, Almelo, Netherlands
Art For Sale, Shanghai Plaza, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
IX Bienal Internacional de Fotografía, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
The Other XChange, Galerie Objektiv und Edition, Cologne, Germany
Intimate Moments, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Hsin: a visible spirit - Contemporary Photography from the People’s Republic of China, Cypress College Photography Galleries; BC Space Gallery, CA, USA
Cities on the Move 4, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Cities on the Move 5, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Love, Chinese Contemporary Photography & Video, International Arts Festival Tachikawa, Japan
Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Caermersklooster, Gent, Belgium
Biennial de l'imago Paris 98, Centre national de la Photographie, Paris, France
Site Art Project, Walking Museum in Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan
Site of Desire, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Confused, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Photography as Concept - 4. Internationale Foto-Triennial Esslingen, Germany
Cities on the Move 2, CAPC, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Cities on the Move 3, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, USA
The Corruptionists, Basement Third ring road, Beijing, China
Images Telling Stories: Chinese New Concept Photography Art [Beautiful Like Materialism (Part of Photography)], Art College of Shanghai University, toured in Shanghai; Beijing; Nanjing; Changchun; Shenzhen; Hong Kong in China
Unveiled Reality, Centers of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Guarene Arte, Torino, Italy
Contemporary Photo Art from P. R. China, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz; Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
Cities on the Move 2, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria
Possibility – Installation Exhibition with The Big Tail Elephant Group, Guangzhou, China
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
Best Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Awards)
Talk. Zheng Guogu & Catherine David, Directrice adjointe du Centre Pompidou, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.
Public collections (show/hide)
White Rabbit collection, Sydney, Australia.
Deutsche Bank art collections.
Walker Art Center collections, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
Sigg Collection, Hong Kong.
M+ Museum, Hong Kong.
HK and Sifang Art Museum.
Guangdong Museum of Art.
Perison, Hill. «artnet Asks: Zheng Guogu», Artnet, March 25, 2015.
«Top 5 openings for your Berlin art weekend», ArtBerlin.de, March, 2015.
«Zheng Guogu. Visionary Transformation», Wall Street International, March 21, April 25, 2015.
«Zheng Guogu “Visionary Transformation” at VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin», Mousse Contemporary Art Magazine, April 20, 2015.
Moore, Christopher. «Sincerity a Story of a Humble Guangzhou Artist », Randian, May 19, 2015. http://www.randian-online.com/np_review/sincerity-a-story-of-a-humble-guangzhou-artist/
Murney, Annie. «Yangjiang Group: Actions for Tomorrow», Concrete Playground, January 12, 2015. http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/event/yangjiang-group-action-for-tomorrow/
Artand, Sydney. «—Yangjiang Group: Actions for Tomorrow—», Art and Australia, January, 2015. http://www.artandaustralia.com/news/headlines/yangjiang-group-actions-for-tomorrow
Forrest, Nicholas. «REVIEW: Yangjiang Group’s Genre-Defying Acts at 4A Sydney», Blouin Art Info, January 23, 2015.
Guest, Luise. «Anarchy, Tea, and After-Dinner Calligraphy: Interview with the Yangjiang Group», DailyServe, January 30, 2015. http://dailyserving.com/2015/01/anarchy-tea-and-after-dinner-calligraphy-interview-with-the-yangjiang-group/
Carrigan, Janelle. «Yangjiang Group Opens ‘Mass Group Incident’ in Sydney», The New York Times, February 24, 2015.
Rafferty, Penny. «“Spiritual Mashing” with Zheng Guogu», Taz.Blogs, April 14, 2015. http://blogs.taz.de/contextishalfthework/2015/04/14/the-spiritual-mashing-of-zheng-guogu/
Stratford, Oli. «Vertebra Prominens by Zheng Guogu», Disegno. The Quaterly Journal of Design, October 28, 2015. https://www.disegnodaily.com/article/vertebra-prominens-by-zheng-guogu#slide-1
Khoo, Verinia. «Etro Collaborates with Chinese artist Zheng Guogu», Elle, October 16, 2015. http://www.elle.my/fashion/News/Etro-collaborates-with-Chinese-artist-Zheng-Guogu
Mc Donald, Stella Rosa. «A conversation with Zheng Guogu», Ocula, November 12, 2014. https://ocula.com/magazine/conversations/zheng-guogu/
Ulrich Obrist, Hans. «Conversación de Hans Ulrich Obrist con Zheng Guogu», art.es, International-contemporary-art.
Amery, Mark. «Many strands of one story», The Dominion Post, February 2, 2012. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/culture/visual-arts/6349139/Many-strands-of-one-story
Sozzani, Franca. «Zheng Guogu», L’Uomo Vogue, Numero 434, October, 2012.
Hanru, Hou. «Jtopia in Action, Chinese Contemporary Art Confronts Consumer Society», Utopia Contemporary Art, 2012, pp. 160-171.
«Zheng Guogu. Visit in virtual society and play in reality», Art Survey 01, January, 2011.
Fabus, Palo & Mecl, Ivan, «In China with Jérôme Sans», Umelec magazine, February 1, 2010.
J.Yao, Pauline. «A game played without rules has no losers», e-flux, 2009.
Thorne, Sam. «Breaking Forecast», Frieze, January 4, 2010.
Hanru, Hou. «Living With (in) the Urban Fiction (Notes on Urbanization and Art in Post-Olympic China)»,
Yishu/ Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Volume 8, Number 3, May/June 2009, 2010.
«PET PHRASES, THREE CONSTANTLY READ ARTICLES», Master Oriental Art, April, 2009, pp.48-53.
«PET PHRASES,THREE CONSTANTLY READ ARTICLES-CHEN GE AND ZHENG GUO GU’S RAMBLE », Master Oriental Art, June, 2009, pp.50-55.
Contemporary Art & Investment, Issue 26, February, 2009, pp.24-27.
Li, Jianchun & Koppel-Yang, Martina. «Body of Precision Finish», «Zheng Guogu: Circuit of Endless Possibilities», «As long as you dare to move, you’re halfway to success”: Interview with Zheng Guogu.», Art Map 2008.NO.1, 2008, pp.40-49.
DC. «Zheng Guogu’s Position in the World.», Brave New Worlds, OCT 2007. Walker Art Center. 2007, pp.230-237.
Fang, Hu. «A Interview between Zheng Guogu and Hu Fang. Alcohol, the Collective and Calligraphy for the Low Class, China Welcomes You...», Kunsthaus Graz, 2007, pp.86-90.
Lu, Yinghua Carol. «Zheng Guogu, Interviewed by Carol (Yinghua) Lu. Touching the Stones, China Art Now. Waling Boers.», Jahresring 53, 2007, pp.238-243.
China Talks, Interview with Jérôme Sans. My Empire, 208 p., Timezone 8, 2009
Zheng Guogu: Jumping out of Three Dimensions. Staying outside Five Elements, Vitamin Creative Space, 2007
Zheng Guogu, Textes Hu Fang Gutierrez Portefaix Pli Li, Jean-Marc Decrop, 208 p., 2005
Zheng Guogu: Cross Back and Forth Quickly, ShanghART et Timezone 8, 384 p., 2003