Robert Zhao Renhui works mainly with photography but often adopts a multi-disciplinary approach by presenting images together with documents and objects. His work addresses man’s relationship with nature, and related issues of morality and ethics, paying close attention to how our attitudes and opinions shape our assumptions about the natural world.

He has exhibited worldwide, including the Singapore Biennale, Photoquai (France), International Festival of Photography (Brazil), The Centre of Contemporary Photography (Australia), Noorderlicht Photo Festival (the Netherlands), Format Festival (United Kingdom), and Shanghart (China). His work has also been featured prominently in ‘Artforum International’, ‘ArtAsiaPacific’, ‘European Photography’, ‘Pipeline’, ‘Archivo’, ‘Fotografia’ and ‘Punctum’. He has also undertaken research residencies at Ffotogallery (Cardiff, United Kingdom) and The Kadist Art Foundation (San Francisco, California).

Current Exhibitions

23 Mar — 09 Jun
“An Opera for Animals” explores the highly contrived and controlled environment under the operatic setting, as a response to our contemporary reality and its virtual realities, artificial truths and the promise of increasingly...

Past Exhibitions

Mekong New Mythologies

Hong Kong Arts Centre
04/05/2017 — 19/05/2017

The Photography as Atlas

26/11/2016 — 26/01/2017


ShanghART West Bund
10/11/2016 — 15/02/2017

Why are we doing what we are doing?

Mizuma Gallery
10/09/2016 — 30/10/2016

The Uncertain, or the Shelved…

ShanghART Gallery Shanghai
Private: ShanghART H-Space
17/07/2016 — 31/08/2016