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RongRong (China) and inri (Japan) have been working together since 2000. Their works reflect the intimate world that they have created together, while pushing the boundaries of traditional black-and-white darkroom techniques. Their past critically acclaimed series of works, such as Mt. Fuji, In Nature, and Liulitun, focus on the beauty of the human body in nature and the urban environment. In 2007, RongRong and inri established the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in the Caochangdi art district of Beijing, the premier platform for international communication. They also started the annual Three Shadows Photography Award to discover and encourage China's most promising young photographers. RongRong and inri's recent work brings attention to the beauty and value of new beginnings in their shared life and surroundings, especially amidst a rapidly changing world.

  • RongRong
  • 1968 Born in Zhangzhou city, Fujian Province, China
  • 1992 Entered the photography department of the Central Industrial Art Institute, Beijing
  • 1993 Moved into Beijing's "East Village", and began a long-term photographic study on the lives of the young avant-garde artists who were living there
  • 1996 Established "New Photo" magazine
  • 2000 Started to make collaborative works with inri
  • 2006 Established "Three Shadows Photography Art Centre"

  • Inri
  • 1973 Born in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
  • 1994 Graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute, Tokyo
  • 1994-97 Worked as a photographer for the newspaper Asahi Shinbun
  • 1997 Became a freelance photographer and started individual creative work
  • 1997 Became a freelance photographer and started individual creative work
  • 2000 Started to make collaborative works with RongRong
  • 2001 Took part in the KUNST Artist in Residence program, Vienna, Austria
  • 2006 Established "Three Shadows Photography Art Centre"

WORKS

    • Tsumari Story No.13-3
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.11-4
    • 2014
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    • Tsumari Story No.9-2
    • 2014
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    • Tsumari Story No.7-1
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.6-18
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.1-33
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.1-22
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.1-10
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.1-2
    • 2012
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    • Tsumari Story No.1-1
    • 2012
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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions
2012
"rebirth from ruins: RongRong & inri photography 2002-2009",Kuhlhause Berlin, Germany
2011
"RongRong & inri", Michael Ku Gallery, Taibei
Ruins Series: 1996-1998, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing
"three begets ten thousands things", Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"three begets ten thousands things", Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
2010
Compound Eye, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
"RongRong & inri", MEM, Japan
"RongRong & inri: Selections from the Three Shadows Collection", Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
2008
"RongRong & inri: The Power of Ruins. Between Destruction and Construction", Casa Asia, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
Ruins to Renewal: Works by RongRong & inri, SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, USA
From Six Mile Village to Three Shadows New Works by RongRong and inri, ThreeShadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
2007
RongRong & inri, Rencontres d' Arles, France
2006
Liulitun, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
The Third Space, Alexander Ochs Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
2005
Beyond, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
2003
Tui-Transfiguration: The Image World of RongRong and inri, Dashangzi Art district, Beijing, China
Group Exhibitions
2014
"Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies",Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
"CHINA ARTE BRASIL"Oca Sao Paulo, Brasil
2013
"All you need is Love" 10th Anniversary Exhibition・Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Collection Exhibition 2013 : "The Aesthetics of Photography",Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
"New Framework" Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s. Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China.
"How Far――Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography",SongZhuang Art Center,Beijing,China
"Portrait of the Times―30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art",Power Station of Art,ShangHai,China
2012
WORLD BOUNDARY: Three Realms & Ten Directions Exhibition,Echigo-Tsumari Japan
To Walk Alone: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Toyko Photo, Tokyo, Japan
Passing Through Memory, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum Opening Exhibition ,Suzhou Jinji Lake Museum, Suzhou, China.
Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art,İ陳齡anbul Modern,Turkey "Love" 10th Anniversary Exhibition・Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2011
"Interconnected: Selections from the Three Shadows Collection", Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
"New Photography from China", Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
"Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2009
Third Guangdong International Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
"Europalia―International Art Festival", Brussels Art Museum, Belgium
2008
Right Hand, Left Hand―Couples in Contemporary Art, MOCA Shanghai
2008 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu.Korea
LASST HUNDERT BLUMEN BLÜ粐氾N Der Dresdner Kunstverein
"DIOR & CHINESE ARTISTS", Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2007
Convection, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, China
Net: Reimiganing Space, Time and Culture, CHAMBERS FINE ART BEIJING
2006
Inner Scopes, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
Intimate Beijing−Photography exhibition (China−Japan−Netherlands), 706 Factory, Beijing, China
Another world - photography from China, Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2005
About Beauty, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
2004
5th Shanghai Biennale-Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
All Under Heaven, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium Le moine et le demon: Art Contemporain Chinois, Musé怨 Art Contemporain Lyon, France
2003
A Strange Heaven, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech
Chinart, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany; Museo Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2002
Dream 02, Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
2001
Cross Pressures, Oulu City Art Museum, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland Chinese Contemporary Photography, Galerie Steinek-Halle, Vienna, Austria

Public Collection

  • University of Chicago smart gallery
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • ESSL MUSEUM, Vienna
  • The Museum of Modern Art ,New York
  • Ivory Press, Spain
  • Myriam Guy Ullens foundation, Switzerland
  • LVMH Foundation,Paris
  • The Red Mansion Foundatio,London
  • The Estella Collection,Denmark
  • Sigg Collection
  • Tempere Art Museum
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
  • Shiseido
  • Casa Asia
  • He Xiangning Art Museum, China
  • Three Shadows Photography Art Center, China
  • Mori Art Museum
  • Spencer Foundation