Ren Ri b. 1984

2007 BA, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2010 MA, Saint-Petersburg Herzen State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2014 PhD, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2018 - Media Lab, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2016

EXPO Projects, EXPO CHICAGO 2016, Chicago, USA
Ren Ri, KWS Art Lounge Newcomer, Einbeck, Germany

2015

Ren Ri: Goslarer Kaiserring–Stipendium 2015 (Kaiserring Award for Young Artists), Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Germany
New Positions, Art Cologne 2015, Cologne, Germany
Ren Ri: Yuansu Projects, Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong SOHO inaugural show), Hong Kong, China

 

Group Exhibitions 

 

2020

Accidents [Part I], Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

 

 

2019

Quasi-Nature: Bio-Art, Borderline and Laboratory, Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, China
AI: More than Human (Mediated Matter Group), Barbican Centre, London, UK


2018

ANIMALS: Art, Science, Nature, Society, City University of Hong Kong Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong, China
New Work Part II: Material, The Cob Gallery, London, UK

 

2017

Cross Pollination, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, USA
Power to the Bees, Hå Gamle Prestegard Museum, Nærbø, Norway
Materialized Condition, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Microcosm/Macrocosm, Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO, Hong Kong, China
Quotidian, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China


2016

Design Behind Design, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Materialized Sentiments, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China


2014

Fusion Convergence, T-Museum, Hangzhou, China
Study Exhibition, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China


2012

Bonsai Nursery PICCIN, Earth Experimental Art Exhibition, Milan, Italy
Fame Di Terra, Amy-D Arte Spazio, Milan, Italy
6th Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy


2007

Carve & New Media, Zero Field, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

Awards 

 

2018 Politics of Bees—Ren Ri's Portrait, Best Documentary Award at the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2018, by Michele Di Salle, produced by Hullabaloop & Limited Music Trade
2015 Kaiserring Award (annual grant awarded to young artist with potential), Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany
2013 Ph.D. National Scholarship Award, China
2012 Finalist, 6th Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy for “The Origin of Geometry series, No. 2 01 China”

2010 Award of Excellence, Young Artists Exhibition, St. Petersburg, Russia for “Goddess”

2007 State-funded full scholarship award for MA of national public art projects in Russia

 

Publications 

Ren Ri, Kerber Art Publications, Germany/USA
“Ren Ri: THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE”, The Evolution of Chinese Modern Sculpture: from 1994 to 2012, Liaoning Fine Arts Publishing House, China
“Yuansu: My Object-Creating Vision”, Art Panorama, 2015
“Interactive Creation: The Study of ‘Third Party’ Intervention in Artistic Creation”, Art Panorama, 2011