Born in 1982 in Ningbo and lives and works in Shanghai. In recent years, when visiting a city, Bi kept collecting images of local cities, such as the ornamental patterns of architectures, and through manual or digital processing, she has transformed them into a variety of mix media works including painting, collage, fabrics, video and site-specific installation. In her works, the applied fragmented patterns lose the original context and appear as another abstract forms, to transform the space into a pictorial landscape.Read More
After completing the MA of Chinese Traditional Landscape Painting at Sichuan University, she studied at the MA of Painting Department of the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands. Some of her recent works include installation Re-encode—Pattern XI-∞ at the Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile in Hong kong (2020), installation A Growing Landscape (III) at the Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai (2020), solo exhibition Pattern XI-∞ in A Thousand Plateaus Art Space in Chengdu (2019), public art projects Connection Mode No. V, X, L, C at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen (2019), public art project Things That Flow at the Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (2019).
Text courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.
Bi Rongrong's latest series of work 'Re-encode—Pattern XI-∞' is presented in the spring exhibition Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas held by CHAT (Centre for Heritage Arts & Textitle) in Hong Kong. The exhibition is curated by Mizuki Takahashi, and seven contemporary artists participated, including Bi Rongrong, Kato...