Artists

榮榮&映里 ⁄ RongRong & inri

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”


個展

2012


“rebirth from ruins: RongRong & inri photography 2002-2009”,Kuhlhause Berlin, Germany


 


2011


“RongRong & inri”, Michael Ku Gallery, TaibeiRuins 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


グループ展

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 Shanghai2008 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, ChinaNet: Reimiganing Space, Time and Culture, CHAMBERS FINE ART BEIJING


 


2006


Inner Scopes, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, ChinaIntimate 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