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b. 1970, China

Zheng Guogu Biography

Zheng Guogu is a conceptual Chinese artist who emerged in the 1990s amid the profound shifts of China’s opening to a globalized world. Working with photography, calligraphy, painting, video and installation, Zheng revamps the local culture of his hometown Yangjiang and New China against the contexts and trends of global contemporary art. Zheng is also a member of Yangjiang Group, an art collective founded in 2002 in Yangjiang.

Zheng Guogu Featured Artworks

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Munich No.3 by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguMunich No.3, 2008Mixed media on canvas
211 x 367 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Enquire about this work
Transformation of Practices by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguTransformation of Practices, 2015Oil on canvas
206 x 159 cm
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Wave Exercise 4 by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguWave Exercise 4, 2019Oil on silk
98 x 98 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Enquire about this work
Wave Exercise 5 by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguWave Exercise 5, 2019Oil on silk
98 x 98 cm
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Flash, Flash, Flash It Away by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguFlash, Flash, Flash It Away, 2000C-print
60 x 100 cm
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Ten Thousand Customers 278 by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguTen Thousand Customers 278, 1997–2016C-print, handmade paper-carving on photographic paper
60 x 100 cm
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Ten Thousand Customers 272 by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguTen Thousand Customers 272, 1997–2016C-print, handmade paper-carving on photographic paper
60 x 100 cm
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The Great Visionary Transformation of the Auspicious by Zheng Guogu contemporary artwork
Zheng GuoguThe Great Visionary Transformation of the Auspicious, 2012Collage and urethane on cardboard
198 x 138 cm
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Duddell's

Zheng Guogu Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Transformation of Practices at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Closed
23 April–23 May 2020 Group Exhibition Transformation of Practices Tang Contemporary ArtHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Crime of Adolf Loos at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
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16 March–25 May 2019 Group Exhibition The Crime of Adolf Loos Axel Vervoordt GalleryAntwerp

Zheng Guogu Represented By

Tang Contemporary Art contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China Tang Contemporary Art Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok

Zheng Guogu In Ocula Magazine

A blended mass: A report from Art Basel 2016 Ocula Report A blended mass: A report from Art Basel 2016 By Stephanie Bailey, Basel

Walking through Art Basel 2016 felt like being ‘between; and ‘beneath’ a ‘resolved mass’, in which a kind of emerging globalism has taken firm root.

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Zheng Guogu In Related Press

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“Canton Express”: art from the Pearl River Delta at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong Related Press “Canton Express”: art from the Pearl River Delta at M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong 29 August 2017, Art Radar

Canton Express is held at the M+ Pavilion, located at the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, which showcases the collection donated by Chinese collector Guan Yi to M+ in 2013. The show is on view from 23 June to 10 September 2017. In addition to the exhibition, M+ also organised a weekend-long film and video screening, City Limits...

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'Digging a Hole in China': exploring Land Art in the context of Chinese contemporary art Related Press 'Digging a Hole in China': exploring Land Art in the context of Chinese contemporary art 21 April 2016, Art Radar

Land is the subject of a large-scale show at OCAT Shenzhen entitled Digging a Hole in China  (20 March – 26 June 2016) which features a variety of media and works by over a dozen contemporary Chinese artists executed from 1994 onwards. In this inaugural show at OCAT Shenzhen, since her appointment as Artistic Director in August 2015...

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“Digging a Hole in China”: exploring Land Art in the context of Chinese contemporary art Related Press “Digging a Hole in China”: exploring Land Art in the context of Chinese contemporary art 18 April 2016, Art Radar

Land is the subject of a large-scale show at OCAT Shenzhen entitled Digging a Hole in China (20 March–26 June 2016) which features a variety of media and works by over a dozen contemporary Chinese artists executed from 1994 onwards. In this inaugural show at OCAT Shenzhen, since her appointment as Artistic Director in August 2015, curator Venus...

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Chinese at play defined in White Rabbit Gallery exhibition Related Press Chinese at play defined in White Rabbit Gallery exhibition 26 June 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald

Certain nations are not renowned for their playfulness. Nicht wahr? Yet this is not the case with the Chinese who found out many years ago the only way to make life bearable is to laugh about it. The Chinese sense of humour is robust and dark. It may have been this way from time immemorial, but was hammered into shape during the Mao era when the...

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