Zheng Bo, 2015

Photo: Jiang Chao

Zheng Bo

In House: Artist in Residence 2020

As part of the In House: Artist in Residence programme initiated by Stephanie Rosenthal in 2018, artist and theorist Zheng Bo will succeed Wu Tsang and Otobong Nkanga in occupying a studio at the Gropius Bau for one year.

Past and future are the central parameters of his politically and scientifically informed artistic practice, in which he deals with socio-economic themes and the relationship between man and nature. At the Gropius Bau, Zheng will explore a variety of questions: How can plants, in particular in times of rapid climate change, become part of a political idea and help move away from anthropocentric notions of freedom? How can the equality of species on the planet be imagined and realised? During his residency, the artist will deepen his research in exchange with scientists and invite the public to artist talks and workshops.