Cheng Ran, b.1981, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
Date of birth
Place Of birth
Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
Born in 1981, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, Cheng Ran graduated from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, in 2004. His video work is informed by eclectic sources including late-twentieth-century western art-house film, western and Chinese literature, popular music of the 1990s, and Chinese ink painting. His innovative works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in China and internationally. Cheng participated in the Residency Artist Studio Project in Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, 2013, and in 2016 was selected for the inaugural New Museum/K11 Art Foundation residency program, culminating in an exhibition in the Lobby Gallery, New Museum, New York. He lives and works in Hangzhou.