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Robert Zhao Renhui
Institute of Critical Zoologists

1983, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, 2013 Digital prints on canvas, framed Dimensions variable Courtesy of the artist


  • 2010 London College of Communication, London
  • 2008 Camberwell College of the Arts, University of the Arts London, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 The Last Thing You See, 2902 Gallery, Singapore
  • 2012 The Institute of Critical Zoologists, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
  • 2012 Living Proof, Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok
  • 2011 The Land Archive, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
  • 2010 The Whiteness of Whales, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies, PhotoIreland, Dublin
  • 2014 Unearthed, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • 2013 If the world changed, Singapore Biennale, The Peranakan Museum, Singapore
  • 2013 Photoquai 4, Musee de Branly, Paris
  • 2013 Engaging Perspectives, New Art From Singapore, Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore Artists ' Biograp hies 248

Selected Scholarships and Awards

  • 2011 Deutsche Bank Award in Photography with the University of the Arts London

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.