b.1970, Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China
Zheng Guogu lives and works in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1992, and was a founding member of Yangjiang Group, an art collective focusing on experimental Chinese calligraphy, founded in 2002.
Zheng Guogu sets out experimentation based in tradition. Religion, philosophy, Yin and Yang, balance of energy are some of the key inspiration to his practice and daily lives. He re-fashions elements of thangkas into a hallucinatory image using digital technologies. The buddhist images are layered and transcended with a set of palette that deems to benefit the balance of body and mind.
Zheng has participated in many significant international exhibitions, including “Transformation of Practices”, Tang Contemporary Art Hong Kong, 2020; ”Visionary Transformation”, MoMA PS1, 2019; “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2017; “Social Factory - 10th Shanghai Biennale”, 2014; “Farewell to Post- Colonialism - 3rd Guangzhou Triennial”, 2008; “documenta 12”, Kassel, 2007; “Brave New Worlds”, Walker Art Center, 2007; and “Canton Express in Zone of Urgency”, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003. His recent solo exhibitions include “The Winding Path to Truenes”s, Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou, 2017; “Where energy inhabits?”, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, 2016; “Visionary Transformation”, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, 2015; and “Ubiquitous Plasma”, OCAT Xi'an, 2015. He received the Best Artist Award from the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards in 2006.