CHENG TINGTING：DEEP DIVEMay 15 - Jun 29, 2021
Exhibition Date: 2021/5/15 – 6/29
Ginkgo Space will present the artist Cheng Tingting's solo exhibition “DEEP DIVE” on the afternoon of May 15, 2021. This is the artist's second solo exhibition at Ginkgo Space. This exhibition will last until June 29.
In Ginkgo’s first solo exhibition, based on the anatomy of melancholy and the imagination of distant gaze, the artist presented a series of works with the crux of black bile. In this exhibition, she continues to use objects as symbolic subjects. Dive down from the promontory of the cape, the sound of civilization fades and the foreign ruins disappeared. The light dimmed, the fear gradually rose and yet diving does not stop. The deep black seabed may hide the Nepenthes of Sumatra or the white peacock in the opium dream. By squeezing the depths of her heart, the artist recalled the memory of traveling. She smoothed the sand with the palm in her hand and drew the shape of the sea on the ground.
Cheng Tingting, born in 1993. She currently lives and works in Guangzhou. Her work explores the ideology conveyed by pictograms and discusses its gradual interpretation over time. It expresses and contrasts differences based on specific regional cultural background. Under the contours of modernity that is lost in civilization, she reconstructs the narrative of kitsch, melancholy and trauma with form and material.
Solo exhibitions: “DEEP DIVE”, (Ginkgo Space, Beijing, 2021); “FRANKINCENSE”, (Gene Space, Shanghai, 2020); “GLOOM”, (Ginkgo Space, Beijing, 2017); “ART021 Non-profit Unit”, (Surplus Space, Shanghai, 2017.11.9-12); “Low Fever”, (RS_PROJECTS, Wuhan, 2017).
Recent projects: “K11 Emerging Artists”, (K11, Wuhan, 2021); “Right Time”, (Sanyu Culture, Guangzhou, 2021); “THE FLEETING UNION OF PORTALS - Para-curatorial on the Move”, (Times Museum,Guangzhou, 2020) ; “From the History of the Exhibition to the Future of the Exhibition-Reading Room”, (Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2019); “Daily Communication”, (Telescope Artist Lab, Beijing, 2019); “Qingliu Project”, (798 Children's Pavilion, Beijing, 2019); “You won’t be young forever”, (235 Guangfu Road, Shanghai, 2016)