Robert Zhao Renhui


Singaporean visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui (B. 1983) works mainly with photography and documents the narratives between human and nature. His recent exhibitions include the Taipei Biennale 2018, 9th Asia Pacific Triennial 2018, Yinchuan Biennale 2018, Moscow Biennale 2017, Jakarta Biennale 2017, Sydney Biennale 2016, Arles Discovery Prize 2015, Daegu Photo Biennale 2014, Moscow International Biennale of Young Art 2014, Singapore Biennale 2013, and President’s Young Talents (Singapore) 2013. He has exhibited in Lodz Fotofestiwal, PhotoIreland, Photoespana, Thessaloniki Photobiennale, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Format Festival, Fukouka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Photo Levallois (Paris), Seoul Arts Center (Korea) and the GoEun Museum of Photography (Korea).


His work has also been awarded The Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2011) by the University of the Arts London, The United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award (2009) Singapore; honourable mentions in Photo Levallois (France, 2008). In 2010, he was awarded The Young Artist Award by the Singapore National Arts Council. His work has also been featured prominently in ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum International, ArtInfo, Fotografia and Punctum. Renhui received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Photography from Camberwell College of Arts and the London College of Communication respectively. He has also undertaken research residencies in Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Bangkok University Gallery, National Museum of Wales, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Ffotogallery, The Arctic Circle Residency, Kadist Art Foundation (San Francisco) and most recently at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Singapore.