Guo Cheng(b.1988 Beijing) is an artist currently lives and works in Shanghai. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tongji University (2010) and his master’s degree from the Royal College of Art (2012). Guo works predominantly in sculpture and installation. His practice mainly focuses on exploring the mutual impact and influence between established and emerging technologies and individuals in the context of culture and social life. In recent years, his practice has dealt with themes such as the Anthropocene and Second Nature, digitalized interobjectivity, and the ideologies behind various infrastructures. Guo Cheng’s works often use humorous yet calm language to link grand issues with seemingly arbitrary objects and to provide critical perspectives for discussion.
His recent solo exhibitions include: “The Park”,Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing(2022), “Almost Unmeant”, Magician Space, Beijing (2020), “Down to Earth”, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou (2019). Group exhibitions include: Spinning East Asia Series I: A Compass in Hand, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hongkong(2021), ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Machine Learning Human Dreams, DEUTSCHES HYGIENE-MUSEUM, Dresden(2021), BOOMERANG – OCAT Biennale, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen(2021), “Terminal>_ How Do We Begin?”, X museum, Beijing (2020), ”The Eternal Network” (exhibition of Transmediale 2020), HKW, Berlin (2020), “The Process of Art: TOOLS AT WORK”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2019), “Notes from Pallet Town”, UCCA Dune, Qinhuangdao (2019); “Open Codes. Connected Bots”, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (2019); “Tracing the Mushroom at the End of the World”, Taikang Space, Beijing (2019), and others.
He obtained New Century Art Foundation “Art Production and Exhibition Support Program”， Beijing (2022), Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” Award, Shanghai(2021), Ars Electronica Honorary Mentions, Linz (2020); CAC://DKU Research & Creation Fellowship, Shanghai (2020); STARTS Prize Nomination, Linz (2020); the Digital Earth fellowship (2018-2019); the Special Jury Prize of Huayu Youth Award, Sanya (2018); the Bio-Art & Design Award, The Hague (2017).
Guo Cheng worked as Executive Director at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (2015-2017), the visiting researcher at Dept. Environment & Health, Vrije University, Amsterdam (2017) and has been teaching at the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai since 2013.