Visual Arts

Robert Zhao Renhui | The Lines We Draw

Organised by: ShanghART Singapore
  • Date:
    15 Jan - 15 Apr 2020
  • Time:
    Opening night:
    15 Jan: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Exhibition period:
    15 Jan - 15 Apr

    Opening hours:
    Wed - Sun, 11:00am - 7:00pm

  • Venue:
    ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks
    ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman BarracksShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks

Synopsis:

ShanghART Singapore is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Robert Zhao Renhui, The Lines We Draw. Bringing together recent works spanning photography, video and installation, this exhibition explores migration and extinction in the natural world. Drawing from narratives from Dandong and Taiwan, China and Singapore, Zhao's work spotlights situations of ecological interest: from the migrations of godwits and great knots over the skies of the Yalu River estuary to the eradication measures against invasive spotted tree frogs in Taipei.

About Artist
Singaporean visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui (b. 1983) works chiefly with photography but often adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, presenting images together with documents and objects in the form of textual and media analysis, video and photography projects. His artistic practice investigates man's relationship with nature, utilizing convincing narratives to invoke doubts in its audience towards the concept of truth and its portrayal. His works has been exhibited globally, having held solo exhibitions in Singapore, China, Japan, Australia, and Italy, as well as participating in various biennales and photo festivals.

Recent exhibitions include Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction, Gillman Barracks, Singapore (2019); The Lines We Draw, Yalu River Art Museum, Dandong, China (2019); Effect, Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA (2019); Observe, Experiment, Archive, Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden, London, U.K (2019); The Institute of Critical Zoologists Final Report of the Christmas Island Expert Working Group, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2018); The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Australia (2018); Hugo Boss Asia Art 2017, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2017). Most recently, he is named as a finalist for the Benesse Prize 2019, and the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2017.

Opening:
15 April 2020, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition period:
16 January 2020 - 15 April 2020

Opening hours:
Wed - Sun, 11am - 7pm

Robert Zhao Renhui | The Lines We Draw


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