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b. 1983, Singapore

Robert Zhao Renhui Biography

Robert Zhao Renhui is an international multi-award winning and multi-disciplinary Singaporean artist. His practice investigates the different modes of the human zoological gaze, i.e., how people view animals. He is interested in the history and development of the zoological gaze alongside social progress and mediation. Renhui’s practice also investigates the different modes of knowledge production in contemporary archives.

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Robert Zhao Renhui was awarded The Young Artist Award in 2010, the highest national accolade awarded to young artists in Singapore by the National Arts Council. In the same year he received a post-graduate scholarship from The University of the Arts London.

Renhui has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including at The Singapore Art Museum, Jendela (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore), Fukouka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Michel Foley Gallery (New York), Photo Levallois (Paris), Seoul Arts Center (Korea), Pickford House Museum (Derby, UK), PhotoIreland, Flash Forward Festival (Toronto, Canada) and Flowers East Gallery(London).

Renhui’s work is based on the concept of doubt and uncertainty and in his creation, The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), he tests to the limit the principles behind the dissemination of knowledge and acceptance of truths. The ICZ was selected by Pauline J Yao for her ‘Best of 2010’ in the publication Artforum.

Robert Zhao Renhui Featured Artworks

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Pink Star by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Robert Zhao Renhui Pink Star, 2022 Colour inkjet print
100 x 150 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery
Evidence of things not seen by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork sculpture, moving image
Robert Zhao Renhui Evidence of things not seen, 2020 Video installation with wood wooden structures, photography, video HD 1080 x 1920 - 50 frames/sec-
He Art Museum
#1420, After 678 Days by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork print
Robert Zhao Renhui #1420, After 678 Days, 2010 archival pigment print mounted on aluminium, framed
121 x 84 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery
Coral Reef Exposed at Low Tide by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork photography
Robert Zhao Renhui Coral Reef Exposed at Low Tide, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
100 x 150 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery
J8.2 by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork photography
Robert Zhao Renhui J8.2, 2016 Photograph Matt Diasec in black frame
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery
There Are Somethings That We Know We Do Not Know by Robert Zhao Renhui contemporary artwork photography
Robert Zhao Renhui There Are Somethings That We Know We Do Not Know, 2014 Matt Plexiglass,Digital Print,Aluminum Panel
74 x 111 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery

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Robert Zhao Renhui Represented By

ShanghART contemporary art gallery in Singapore
ShanghART Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore

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