By Imke Ruigrok & Carlota Font Castello

Scientist and artist Zheng Bo (1974, Beijing, China, lives and works in Hong Kong), focuses in his work on marginalized communities and marginalized plants. His oeuvre consists of living artworks and installations featuring primarily local plants (such as bamboo and ferns) and eco-queer films, with which he focuses attention on plants and in doing so aims to promote and disseminate ecological wisdom. Zheng sees a connection between excluded communities and our interaction with nature, plants having become something we regard as ‘beyond ourselves’, as consumer products, rather than parts of a connected relationship.