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ZHENG Bo (b. 1974, Beijing) lives and works on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
Committed to more-than-human vibrancy, he investigates the past and imagines the future from the
perspectives of marginalized communities and marginalized plants. He grows weedy gardens, living
slogans, eco-queer films, and wanwu workshops to cultivate ecological wisdom beyond the
His works are in the collections of Power Station of Art in Shanghai, Hong Kong Museum of Art,
Singapore Art Museum, and Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions in 2021 include:
Wanwu Council, Gropius Bau, Berlin; You are the 0.01%, Schering Stiftung, Berlin; Life is hard. Why
do we make it so easy?, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong. He participated in
Liverpool Biennial (2021), Yokohama Triennale (2020), Manifesta (2018), Taipei Biennial (2018), and
Shanghai Biennial (2016).
Zheng Bo studied with Douglas Crimp and received his PhD from the Graduate Program in Visual &
Cultural Studies, University of Rochester. He taught at China Academy of Art from 2010 to 2013, and
currently teaches at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, where he leads the
Wanwu Practice Group.