40-year-old Robert Zhao Renhui is a multidisciplinary artist who attracts inspiration from observations and analysis into the pure world. His practises usually discover the connection between people and nature. All through his profession, Zhao has included documentary images and museum shows to articulate and illustrate his narratives. After receiving the Nationwide Arts Council’s Younger Artist Award in 2010, Robert would go on to show his exhibitions on the Moscow Biennale in 2017, the Jakarta Biennale in 2017 and Singapore Worldwide Pageant of The Arts in 2018. Whereas Zhao has already made a reputation for himself in Singapore and Southeast Asia, he has began to beat Europe along with his particular model of “fictional narratives” and “subversive scientific insistence”.
In July, Renhui alongside curator Haeju Kim have been appointed to characterize Singapore because the inventive group for the 2024 Venice Biennale telling The Straits Occasions, “I hope my exhibition will likely be an experiential and experimental house the place guests can entry the wealthy multiplicity of histories, views and layers of actuality that represent secondary forests and different marginal areas”.
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A Information To The Flora And Fauna Of The World has been acquired by the celebrated Tate assortment in Britain. The piece was initially commissioned by the Singapore Biennale in 2013 and contains an encyclopaedia of catalogued organisms which have been affected by human intervention.
“In Singapore, all the things is inexperienced and pure, however on the identical time additionally very unnatural. And we’re very small. We’re an island. Each half is managed and thought of. My work seems on the tales that emerge when people and nature conflict collectively,” says Robert Zhao to Artwork Sg.
“I believe the power to go looking in several contexts might be helpful or inhibiting generally. True discovery of the unknown nearly by no means occurs on the Web,” mentioned Robert in an interview with Artwork Republik forward of his exhibition on the Sydney Biennale in 2016.
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