Born in 1990 in Jiangsu, China. He graduated from China Academy of Art in 2014, and acquired MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019. He currently lives and works in Shanghai and New York.
As a media artist, Shi Zheng’s creations range from digital music, audio-visual installation and performance. In his large scale immersive installations, he attempt to extend the audience’s visual and audio experience which is considered as the integral part of his work. Since the composition of ‘Offset’ (2014), Shi Zheng has focused on the virtual landscape and the internal system behind screen. In the virtual world generated by computer, Shi Zheng is not only a creator but also a wonderer, he indulges in the indifferent silence initiated by sound and image and attempts to share this lonesome land with his audience. Most recently, he starts to investigate the “latent time” through the lens of “computer vision” by integrating the perspective of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Apart from individual creation, Shi Zheng also collaborates with other outstanding artists in various fields. In 2013, artistic ground RMBit was founded by Shi Zheng in conjunction with Nenghuo, Wang Zhipeng and Weng Wei with the focus on current context of social media. Both Shi and Nenghuo are the members of an Audio-Visual performance group OSC (Open Super Control).
Shi Zheng’s individual and cooperated works have been presented in a wide range of museums, art institutions and media art festivals home and abroad, including TANK Shanghai, MOCA Yinchuan, Sound Art China, FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Ars Electronica, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Castello di Rivara, The Lumen Prize, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum and OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen.
His recent solo exhibitions include ‘Embers’, Migrant Bird Space, Berlin, Germany, 2019; ‘Frosty Morning’, Oil Art Space, Ningbo, China, 2019. His recent group exhibitions include ‘Fortune Teller’, Wanying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China, 2020; ’The C’, TANK, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Dark Water 3”, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK, 2020; ’Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation’, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; ‘encounter’, Urban Space Art Season, Shanghai, China, 2019; ‘Silhouette of the Sea‘, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; ‘The Atonal River’, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2019; ‘3rd Annual NOFLASH’, Zimmerli Art Museum, United States, 2019; ‘Artificial Landscape’, SOGO Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2019; ‘New Art History: 2000-2018 Chinese Contemporary Art’, MOCA, Yinchuan, China, 2019; ‘Nine Tomorrows’, Powerlong Art Center, Hangzhou, China, 2018; ‘New Video in China: New Attitude Since 2010’, OCT Anren, Chengdu, China.