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b. 1985, China

Cheng Xinhao Biography

Cheng Xinhao's practice largely centres around two marginal groups: the Mang People, an ethnic minority group living along China's border with Vietnam, who feature in the works showing at Staged; and the labourers at the Sanhe Labour Market, new migrants living in the Shenzhen Longhua Industrial District. By following these groups for long periods and engaging in multidisciplinary artistic methods, the artist explores the personal impacts of the ever-expanding system of global capitalism.

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About the Artist

Cheng Xinhao was born in Yunnan Province, China, in 1985. After finishing his PhD in Chemistry at Peking University in 2013, he continued to pursue photography, and went on to win the Shiseido Photography Award in 2015. Cheng's works investigate modernisation, the construction of knowledge, and the production of space in Chinese society. He has won an Abigail Cohen Fellowship (2017), the sixth Hou Dengke Documentary Photograph Award (2017), the Shiseido Photography Award (2015), and has been shortlisted in the Arles Author Book Award (2017), Aperture PhotoBook Award (2016), and the Three Shadows Photography Award (2015). His works The Naming of a River (2016) and Time from Different Sources: Images from Ciman Village (2017) were published by Jiazazhi Press.

Ocula | 2019

Cheng Xinhao Featured Artworks

The Enlightenment by Cheng Xinhao contemporary artwork
Cheng XinhaoThe Enlightenment, 2018Photography
90 x 65 cm
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Cheng Xinhao Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Tabula Rasa Vista at Tabula Rasa Gallery, Online Only, Beijing
12 May–11 July 2020 Group Exhibition Tabula Rasa Vista Tabula Rasa GalleryOnline Only

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