Shi Zheng b. 1990



Shi Zheng is an artist based in Shanghai and New York. His creations range from electronic music, audio-visual installation, and performance. In his large scale immersive installations, he attempts 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 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 wanderer. 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 group RMBit was founded by Shi Zheng in conjunction with Nenghuo, Wang Zhipeng, and Weng Wei with a focus on the current context of social media. Both Shi and Nenghuo are the members of the Audio-Visual performance group OSC (Open Super Control).

In recent years, his individual and cooperative works have been presented in a wide range of museums, art institutions, and media art festivals, including Sound Art China, FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Ars Electronica, ICA London, Castello di Rivara, The Lumen Prize, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, and Power Station of Art.

Shi Zheng holds a B.A. from China Academy of Art and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.