Robert Zhao Renhui


Deutsche Bank Award In Photography, University of the Arts London

Young Artist Award, Singapore

Arts Creation Fund, Singapore National Arts Council
United Overseas Bank Prize, Painting of the Year Award, Singapore

Photo­Levallois Festival, Special Mention, France

Selected Solo Exhibitions

A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, Galarie Anzenberger, Vienna
The Nature Shop, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco
A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan
The Last Thing You See, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

The Institute of Critical Zoologists, Chapter Arts Centre, United Kingdom
Living Proof, Bangkok University Gallery, Thailand

The Land Archive, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

The Whiteness of Whales, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

If a tree falls in the forest, Substation, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

Paris Photo, Presented by East Wing - Dubai / Doha, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Unseen Photography Fair, Presented by East Wing - Dubai / Doha, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
Ocean of Possibilities, Noorderlicht Festival of Photography, Gronigen, NL
Going, Going Until I Meet the Tide, Busan Biennale, Korea
Origins, Memories & Parodies, Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea
Mapping Asia, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies, PhotoIreland, Dublin, IRE
A time of dreams, Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Russia
Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? Times Museum, Guangdong, China
Grand prix Fotofestiwal, Lodz, PL
Unearthed, Singapore Art Museum
Ghost Nature, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Projections Animalieres, La Box, Bourges at The École Nationale Supérieure d'Art in France
The Land Archive, 24/7, Sculpture Square, Singapore
Do you believe in Angels?, MO_Space, Philippines

If the world changed, Singapore Biennale, The Peranakan Museum
Photoquai 4, Museum de Branly, Paris FR
Novel Ecologies, Cross Art Projects, Sydney, AUS
The Artist, The Book and the Crowd, Substation, Singapore
Living in the ruins of the 20th Century, University of Technology, Sydney, AUS
International Festival of Photography, Mineiro Museum, Brazil
The Realm In The Mirror, The Vision out of Image, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China
Engaging Perspectives, New Art From Singapore, Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore
President’s Young Talent Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum
Edit, Image Phobia and Fetish, Shangart, Shanghai, China
Earth Works, PPOW Gallery, New York, USA
Adapting to the Anthropocene, Unesco House, Paris, FR
Going where, Shangart, Singapore
Encounter : The Royal Academy in Asia, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
Beast Bloom for Thee, Canna Galarie, Jakarta, Indonesia
Between Conversations, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore

Terra Cognita, Noorderlitcht Festival of Photography, Groningen, NL
FutureMap, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Future­Proof, Singapore Art Museum
Hijacked III, Contemporary Photography from the UK and Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

We who saw signs, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
Territories of the real and unreal, Langgeng Arts Foundation, Indonesia
Animal Talk, Jendela, Singapore
Right Here, Right Now, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
Not too far away, 2902 Gallery, Singapore

“Haven’t You Heard?”, The Hong Kong Arts Centre
When Species Meet : A gaze that is non­human, MOMA Warsaw, PL
Emerging Wave, GoEun Museum of Photography, Korea
Art & The Law, M1 Fringe Festival, Jendela Gallery, Singapore
CUT 2010, New Photography from Southeast Asia : Parallel Universe, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

A touch of violence, National Arts Gallery, Albania
Photocinema, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK 

We decided to go to the zoo but it was raining, Photo­Levallois Festival, Paris, FR 


Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA 

Earth Observatory of Singapore

National Museum of Wales, Residency by Chapter Arts Centre, UK 
Langgeng Arts Foundation, Residency on Dutch Colonial Archives

Bangkok University Gallery
The Arctic Circle Residency
Ffotogallery, Wales, UK

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

Selected Bibliography

Altered Realities Robert Zhao, Katarzyna Majak, Archivo
The Origin of Invented Species Robert Zhao Renhui, Profiles by Sylvia Tsai, ArtAsiaPacific

Enough Room To Fall, Tan Siuli, President’s Young Talents
Speculative Everything, Aesthetics of Unreality Anthony Daune & Fiona Raby, The Mit Press
Mis­represented, The Design Society Journal No.6
Art Cities of the future, Phaidon
Contemporary Photography in Asia, Prestel
Zhao Renhui: A Photographer’s Obsession with Animals, The Muse

Art Forum, Openings, Essay by Jeffrey Kastner
Nature, Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel
LAND Journal, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore
Asian Art News, March/April, Exploring Artifice and Context, Interview by Steven Pettifor
Punctum, Issue 3, Essay by Lisa Botos

Fotografia, Zhao Renhui, Essay by Katarzyna Perlak

NY Arts, New York, Summer 2010, Voices, Artist’s Interview
Public art, Korea : June, Issue 045
Cabinet, Issue 38, Pulau Pejantan
The Straits Time, Life!Arts, Interview, The Japanese side of whaling, August 07
Art Forum, Best of 2010, December, Selected by Pauline J.Yao

Extra 03, Feature, Antwerp FotoMuseum, The Zoo as Cinema
Portfolio Magazine, Contemporary Photography in Britain, Cover and feature, Issue 49

L’oeil de la Photographie, France, Nov, Image of the Month

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