Zheng Bo

Zheng Bo is an artist, born in Beijing, China in 1974, who is an expert in social and ecological issues. He investigates the past and imagines the future from the perspectives of marginalised communities and spontaneous plants. He has collaborated with numerous museums and art spaces in Asia and Europe, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, TheCube Project Space in Taipei, and Villa Vassilieff in Paris.

 Pteridophilia, 2016 – ongoing
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Pteridophilia explores the eco-queer movement and its potential. Seven young people walk through a forest in Taiwan, making close contact with ferns. They establish emotional and physical relationships with the plants, relying on their bodies rather than on words. Ferns are very common plants in Taiwan, and are valued by local tribes but were not considered to be valuable by Japanese colonists.