Rong Rong
Resume Info Exhibitions Artworks Comments Video/interview

1968 Born in Zhangzhou city, Fujian Province, China 

1992 Entered the photography department of the Central Industrial Art Institute, Beijing


Moved into Beijing’s “East Village”, and began a long-term photographic study on the lives of the young

avant-garde artists who were living there

1996 Established “New Photo” magazine

2006 Established “Three Shadows Photography Art Centre”

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1997 Solo Exhibition, Cultural Section of the French Embassy, Beijing, China

1998 Solo Exhibition, Galerie HS Steinek, Vienna, Austria

1999 Ruin Pictures - RongRong, Chambers Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.

2002 RongRong: Retrospective, Galerie Loft, Paris, France


RongRong’s East Village, Chambers Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.

Tui-Transfiguration: The Image World of RongRong and inri, Factory 798, Beijing, China

2005 Beyond, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.


The Third Space , Alexander Ochs Gallerie, Berlin, Germany

Liu Li Tun, Chambers Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.

2007 RongRong & inri, Rencontres d' Arles 2007


RongRong & inri SF Camera work, San Francisco

RongRong & inri 2003-2008, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. China

RongRong &inri CASA Asia of Madrid, CASA Asia of Barcelona, Spain

Selected Group Exhibitions

1995 China’s New Photos: Three Person Show, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996 Chinese Avant-Garde , Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan

1997-98 Contemporary Chinese Photography, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Stadtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany


Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago University, U.S.A.

Beijing in London, ICA, London, UK

La Biennale d’Issy, Paris, France 

Love: Chinese Contemporary Photography & Video, Tachikawa Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan


Big Torino 2000: Biennale of Emerging Artists, Torino, Italy

Fuck Off, East Link Gallery, Shanghai, China


Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

China-Naarden Wall-to-Wall, Fotofestival Naarden 2001, Amsterdam, the Nederland 

Cross Pressures, Oulu City Art Museum, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland 

Chinese Contemporary Photography, Galerie Steinek-Halle, Vienna, Austria


Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China 

The 1st Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China 
2003-04 Chinart, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany;
 Museo Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary


A Strange Heaven, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague , Czech


All Under Heaven, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium
 Le moine et le demon: Art Contemporain Chinois, Musée Art Contemporain Lyon, France 

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, Asia: Society, New York; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A. 

5th Shanghai Biennale-Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China


About Beauty, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Inner Scopes, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

China Now, Sammlung Essl / Essl Collection, Vienna, Austria

Another world - photography from China, Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Developing: 20 Years of Contemporary Chinese Photography, Nanjing Sifang Museum of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China


NEWPHOTO 10Years, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China

Convection, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China

Net: Reimiganing Space, Time and Culture, CHAMBERS FINE ART BEIJING, China


2008 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu.Korea

Chinese and Japanese Contemporary Paintings From Zeit-Foto Collection ,Shanghai Art Museum,China


Houston’s FOTOFEST 2008, Houston, USA