Guo Cheng(b.1988, Beijing) is an artist currently based in Shanghai. He graduated from MA Design Products at Royal College of Art, London, UK. and obtained his BE in industrial design at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. His practice mainly focuses on exploring the interrelation between mainstream/emerging technologies and individuals under the context of social life, culture and ethic. Guo Cheng has been serving as Visiting Lecturer at College of Design and Innovation(Tongji University) since 2013, and worked as Executive Director at Chronus Art Center(Mar. 2015 - Feb.2017). His work is exhibited and screened internationally at STRP Biennial (Eindhoven), Digital Art Center (Taipei), Festival GAMERZ 11(Aix-en-Provence, France), Shenzhen Media Art Festival(Shenzhen), UCCA (Beijing), OCAT (Shanghai and Shenzhen). He was final list artist of BADaward(2016). His work "An Apophanous Overfitting”(a part of the collective project Tulip Pyramid - A Project of Copy and Identity) won Gijs Bakker Awards(2016).


MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK

BE, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Selected Exhibitions


Life Time, MU Space, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

All the Single Ladies(Twofold exhibition), J: Gallery, Shanghai, China

[dis][locate], Chronus art center, Shanghai, China

The Ecstasy of Time, HE Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Jetleg Festival, ADM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Atypical Human, YIRI Art space, Taipei, Taiwan

Apparatus Serendipity, Minority space, Beijing, China

Shenzhen Media Art Festival, Shenzhen, China

Reflexivity, YU Art Space, Shanghai, China


The Ballad of Generation Y, OCAT Shanghai, China

Festival GAMERZ 11- Festival Des Arts Multimédia, Aix-en-Provence, France

Imaginary Body Boundary, Digital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Migrating Frontiers, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China

Apartment Show, Open Art, Shanghai, China

Curated Nail Residency Show, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai, China

Free Art Fair, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

Tomorrow's Party (in collaboration with Exhibitonists), UCCA, Beijing, China

Nail’s Hub: Exhibitionists, Ying Space, Beijing, China

East at West, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Shanghai Design Week , Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

DCC International Media Art Exhibition, OCT loft B10, Shenzhen, China

STRP Biennial, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Get It Louder, The Orange, Sanlitun Village, Beijing, China

RCA Degree Show, Battersea, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Paradise, Milan Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

WIP Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal college of art, London, UK

2010 WIP Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal college of art, London, UK


“A Felicitous Neo-past", Winner, BADaward, Den Haag, The Netherlands

"Future Fossils", Final List, BADaward, Den Haag, The Netherlands

"An Apophanous Overfitting”(a part of the collective project Tulip Pyramid), Gijs Bakker Awards, Netherlands

"Mouth Factory", Grand Prize,Free Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan

Artist in Residency

New Channel Base, Hunan Province, China

Selected Events

Keynote: Look into the Future: The International Forum on Interdisciplinarity and
Convergence of Techno-Art Development
Venue: Taipei Artist Village, Bamboo room
Supervisor: Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
Organizer: Digital Art Foundation
Co-organizer: Taipei Artist Village, Goethe Institut

Invited talk: Public talk with Guo Cheng
SymbioticA, Perth, WA, Australia

Workshop: Feast Grotesque, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China
Collaboration with: Pei-ying Lin

Workshop: Body Sonification, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Collaboration with: fito_segrera

Lecture: Speculation on Alternative Futures, Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

Lecture: Design for Possible Futures, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai

Invited talk: Man-Machine, Bio-fiction Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

Bio-Art Workshop: Bio- fiction of Electrophysiology, Shih Chien University, Taipei,Taiwan.
Collaboration with: Taiwan Bio-Art Community

Bio-Art Workshop: Why and How we Kill a C. auratus for Scientific Purposes
Collaboration with: Taiwan Bio-Art Community, Dr. GUO Guangpu, Associate Prof. College of Life Science and Technology, Tongji University

Invited talk, Beyond the body, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Bio-Design Forum: Possible Futures of Evolution,Tongji University, Shanghai,China
Guest: Dr. GUO Guangpu, Associate Prof. College of Life Science and Technology, Tongji University
Dr. YE Kai, Associate Prof. College of Humanities, Tongji University