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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 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 NEWPHOTO magazine
2000 Started to make collaborative works with inri
2001 Took part in the KUNST Artist in Residence program, Vienna, Austria
2007 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 Asahi Shinbun
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
2007 Established Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
2014 Tsumari Story, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
Tsumari Story, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Rebirth from Ruins: RongRong&inri Photography 2002-2009, Kuhlhause Berlin, Germany
2011 Three Begets Ten Thousands Things, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Three Begets Ten Thousands Things, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
RongRong & inri, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
2010 RongRong & inri: Selections from the Three Shadows Collection, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
RongRong & inri, MEM Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Compound Eye, HeXiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2008 From Six Mile Village to Three Shadows New Works by RongRong & inri, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
Ruins to Renewal: Works by RongRong & inri, SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, California
RongRong & inri: The Power of Ruins. Between Destruction and Construction, Casa Asia, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain
2007 RongRong & inri, Rencontres d' Arles, France
2006 The Third Space, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Liulitun, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2005 Beyond, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
2003 Tui-Transfiguration: The Image World of RongRong & inri, Dashanzi Art district, Beijing, China
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2014 Hong Kong International Photography Festival, HK, China
International East Asia Photo Culture Forum Exhibition, Higashikawa, Japan
China Photography 1911-2014, Stavanger Art Museum, Norway
The Symposium of Challenge the Tradition-20th Century Western Classical and Chinese Contemporary Photography, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
China ARTE Brazil Exhibition, São Paulo, Brazil
Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2013 Portrait of the Times-30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
How Far-Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
New Framework: Chinese Avant-garde Photography 1980s-90s, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Collection Exhibition 2013: The Aesthetics of Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
All you need is Love: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, Istanbul Modern, Turkey
Passing Through Memory, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Suzhou Jinji Lake Museum, Suzhou, China
To Walk Alone: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Tokyo Photo, Tokyo, Japan
The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan
2011 Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
New Photography from China, Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Interconnected: Selections from the Three Shadows Collection, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2009 Europalia-International Art Festival, Brussels Art Museum, Brussel, Belgium
Third Guangdong International Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2008 DIOR & CHINESE ARTISTS, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Lasst hundert Blumen blühen, Kunstverein Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2008 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
Right Hand, Left Hand-Couples in Contemporary Art, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2007 Net: Reimagining Space, Time and Culture, Chambers Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
Convection, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2006 Another world-photography from China, Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Intimate Beijing-Photography exhibition (China-Japan-Netherlands), 706 Factory, Beijing, China
Inner Scopes, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
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, Musée Art Contemporain Lyon, Rhône, France
2003 Chinart, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany; Museo Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
A Strange Heaven, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech
2002 Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
Dream 02, Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
2001 Chinese Contemporary Photography, Galerie Steinek-Halle, Vienna, Austria
Cross Pressures, Oulu City Art Museum; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland