Robert Zhao Renhui (b.1983, Singapore )

Robert Zhao Renhui is an emerging Singaporean visual artist whose practice includes photography, performance, video and installation. Austere and mysterious, his works explore the relationship between humans and the nature, and frequently appropriate on the language and processes of science. Zhao’s work also explores notions of boundaries, systems and control as human beings attempt to know and catalogue the natural world.

Among many accolades, Zhao has been awarded The Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2011) University of the Arts London and The Young Artist Award by the Singapore National Arts Council (2010). Solo exhibitions include Flies Prefer Yellow, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2014);Fake or Reality, Galarie Anzenberger, Vienna (2014); A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan (2014); The Last Thing You See, 2902 Gallery, Singapore (2014); The Institute of Critical Zoologists, Chapter Arts Centre, United Kingdom (2012); Living Proof, Bangkok University Gallery, Thailand (2012); The Land Archive, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2011); The Whiteness of Whales, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2010): If a tree falls in the forest, Substation, Singapore (2009).


Zhao Renhui, Robert b.1983

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