A portrait of artist Zheng Bo
Talks & Events

Zheng Bo in Conversation with Sarah Shin

Monday 22 April 2024
19.00 - 20.00
Doors 18.30
Screening Room
South Wing

In celebration of Earth Day, join artist Zheng Bo in conversation with publisher and writer Sarah Shin, as they discuss Bamboo as Method, learning from nature, and creativity and ecology.


Zheng Bo

Zheng Bo is an eco-queer artist of Bai heritage. Through drawing, dance and film, they cultivate kinship with plants. Guided by Daoist wisdom, they work with both human and non-human participants to grow weedy gardens, make biophilia films, and facilitate eco-socialist gatherings. They have collaborated with ferns in Taiwan, moss in Scandinavia, beech trees in Germany, and an umbrella thorn acacia in the Arabian Desert. For the artist, art does not arise from human creativity, but more-than-human intimacy. 
Zheng’s ecological practice contributes to an emergent social movement with an earth-centric perspective. In recent years, they have undertaken several commissions, inviting the public to engage with these ideas, and their works have been exhibited and collected by leading international museums and galleries. Zheng Bo is also Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. 

Sarah Shin

Sarah Shin is a writer, publisher, researcher and curator whose work includes making books, texts, gardens, games, scents, spaces, portals and practices. She is a founder and director of Ignota, a creative publishing and curatorial house; Silver Press, the feminist publisher; New Suns literary festival at the Barbican Centre; and Standard Deviation, a collective exploring the coincidence of psychic, geometric and inhabited spaces.