View this conversation between Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo and Mark Rappolt (Editor-in-Chief, ArtReview) to explore Zheng’s artistic practice focuses on ecologically-engaged art and his commitment to multispecies vibrancy.
About Zheng Bo
Born in Beijing, Zheng Bo moved to the United States to study computer science and art before relocating to Hong Kong for further studies. Now living on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, Zheng’s socially engaged art practice is grounded in ecology and committed to multispecies vibrancy. He investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalised communities and marginalised plants through his work.
About Mark Rappolt
Mark Rappolt is the Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview. He founded its sister publication, ArtReview Asia, in 2013. His writing has appeared in a number of publications, ranging from The Times and Die Zeit to i-D and Citizen K, and includes exhibition catalogues on artists such as David Cronenberg, Bharti Kher, Vaughn Spann, Yuko Mohri and Liu Xiadong. Books include monographs on architects Greg Lynn and Frank Gehry. Between 2016 and 2018, with Aimee Lin, he curated Xiàn Chang, a special section of the West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include Like a Moth to a Flame (2017), cocurated with Tom Eccles and Liam Gillick), a two-part exhibition at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the OGR, Turin; Now or Never (2018) at Galerie Crone, Vienna; Sometimes You’re the Hammer; Sometimes You’re the Nail (2019); and Zhu Jia: Faraway Friends (2020) both at Modern Art Base, Shanghai; and (with Eccles and Gillick) Before the Cockerel Crows at the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo (2021).