Vanguard gallery


Bi Rongrong


1982   Born in Ningbo, China

2005   College of Fine Arts of Southwest China Normal University, Chongqing, China, Chinese Painting, Bachelor’s Degree of Literature

2008   Art College of Sichuan University, Sichuan China, Chinese Landscape Painting, Master’s Degree of Fine Arts

2009   Exchange program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, USA, MFA Painting

2010   Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherland, MFA Painting, Master’s Degree of Fine Arts

Now live and work in Shanghai


Solo Exhibitions:

2020   In the Name of Flower, Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2019   Pattern XI-∞, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

2018   Fiction Landscape,Art Basel HongKong

2017   Wave, Shanghai Museum of Glass Park, Shanghai, China

2016   Fiction Landscape, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

2016   Absolute, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015   Tri-Images-A Drawing Being Produced, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

2014   Manchester CMYK, solo project on Art 021 Art Fair, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2013   Converging Energies—Two Artists Solos by Bi Rongrong and Zhang Ruyi, V-Art Center, Shanghai, China

2012   Gas Station V–Two Solos by Bi Rongrong and Chen Tianzhuo, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2012   A Mural Project, Art De L’oisivete Pont-Aven, Pont-Aven, France

2011   Ideal & Useless Space, Bazaar Compatible Program #4, XiYiTang, Shanghai, China

2011   The Landscape is Called Sweet Faith, Museum aan de A7 (Rabobank Drachten), Netherlands

2010   When the Lines Turn into a Silhouette, stichting WEP,Groningen, Netherlands


Group Exhibition:

2020   Works from The Clouds-Celebrating 5th years of “Annealing” Project, Shanghai Museum of Glass Park, Shanghai, China

2020   Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas, Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile, Hong Kong, China

2020   El Lisstzky’s Rooms, SurplusSpace, Wuhan, China

2019   City of Streams, Shatoujiao Free Trade Zone, Yantian, Shenzhen, China

2019   A Turing Moment, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2019   Encounter–Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, Maoma warehouse, Shanghai Yangpu Riverside, Shanghai, China


2019   The Kind Stranger , UNArt Center, Shanghai, China

2019   Extreme Mix – Guangzhou Airport Biennial 2019, Guangzhou ariport resort, Guangzhou, China



2018   Rolling Snowball, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

2017   Fantasy Creator, chi K11Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2016   ArtReview Asia Xian Chang Section, West Bund Art& Design Fair, Shanghai, China

2016   A Beautiful Disorder, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, United Kingdom

2016   WE- A Community of Chinese contemporary Artists, chi K11Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015   The Affair of Painting, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands

2015   IVY ART 2015, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2015   Collective Individualism II, Around Space, Shanghai, China

2015   The 2nd ‘CAFAM Future’ Exhibition: Observer-Creator•The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art, Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China

2015   Creating For The Future: Thinking About The Unthinkable, the gallery exhibition of LEAP’s online & print show, Momentum, Berlin, Germany

2014   PRESENT-ING RECITAL LOUDER THAN PAINT, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2014   10th anniversary of Vanguard Gallery, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2013   Studio, M50 Art Space, Shanghai, China

2013   Art That Heels, 2013 Elle 25th Anniversary Special Project, V-Art Center, Shanghai, China

2013   Ongerkend Young Masters @ Auction, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013   Waves, Bund 18 Temporary Art Space, Shanghai, China

2012   Zone Autonome Mutualisee, Vivarium, Biennale Off-Rennes, Rennes, France

2012   Berliner Liste art fair, Pantocrator gallery/ La Pan, Berlin, Germany

2012   Swab art fair, Pantocrator gallery/ La Pan, Barcelona, Spain

2012   Women’s Lines, Pantocrator Gallery / La Pan, Barcelona, Spain

2011   Top Event-Session Three–Bi Rongrong Open Studio (The studio as an installation), Shanghai, China

2011   Top Event-Session Two–Bi Rongrong Open Studio (Drawings), Shanghai, China

2011   Top Event-Session one–Bi Rongrong Open Studio (Paintings and Murals), , Shanghai, China

2011   Ongekend, Young Masters @Auction Rotterdam (Art Rotterdam 2011), Rotterdam, Netherlands

2010   Present Work-Final Graduation Exhibition, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands

2010   No Surface, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen, Netherlands

2010   Open Studio, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands

2010   Once Mohr, Campis, Assen, Netherlands

2009   Albatross, Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

2009   Tomorrow’s Graduates Painting Frank Mohr–Wan Ku, Frank Mohr Institute, Painting Department, Groningen, Netherlands

2009   Show Master, Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands


Public Art Projects:

2019   Drawing and It’s Happenings (I), Facade of A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

2016   As Seen in Nature, ArtReview Asia Xiàn Chǎng section, Shanghai,China

2016   Breathe, Group Exhibition A Beautiful Disorder, Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, United Kingdom

2014   A Tangible Shadow, public art project, building c, Sifang Collective, Nanjing, China


2013   Filter – public art project–SWFC 5thAnniversary Art Project, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China


Collaboration Project:

2015   Stage setting “A Transformation of ‘Tri-Image 2/3’” for the dance piece American Finch,stage project cooperated with Contemporary Dance artists Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann, Uferstudio , Berlin, Germany



2014   Breath Residency Programme, July-September, Manchester, United Kingdom

2013   Swatch Peace Hotel Art Residency, March 1-August 31, Shanghai, China

2012   Les Verrieres Residences-ateliers de Pont-Aven, July 2-September 28, France

2009   Stichting Waddenwerk, August 1-31, Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands



Painting: It Happens In Time And Space 05/15 is collected by White Rabbit Museum, Australia

Installation: A Tangible Shadow is collected by Sifang Collective, 2014, China

Installation: The Landscape is Called Sweet Faith is collected by Museum aan de A7 (Rabobank Drachten), Netherland