Cheng Ran (b. 1981, Inner Mongolia, China) lives and works in Hangzhou, China. His work has been featured in numerous biennials and group exhibitions, including SALTWATER: a Theory of Thought Forms, the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), When I Give, I Give Myself (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2015), Inside China- L’Intérieur du Géant (chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, 2015; K11 Art Foundation Pop-Up Space, Hong Kong, 2015 and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014), the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial (Shenzhen, 2014), ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2013), the 26th European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, Germany, 2013) and Video Art in China – MADATAC (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2011).
Cheng Ran’s recent solo exhibitions include Unlimited (Basel, Switzerland, 2016), In Course of the Miraculous (chi art space, Hong Kong, 2016), Qiao Space (Shanghai, 2016), Cinematheque: Music is On, Band is Gone (chi K11 art museum, Shanghai; Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing and Lucerne, 2015), Armada Space Milano (2015) and Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai, 2014). Cheng Ran was nominated for the first edition of the OCAT & Pierre Huber Art Prize in 2014 and the Absolut Art Award in 2013. He was named the Best Video Artist by the art magazine Radian in 2011.