Cheng Xinhao


Born in Yunnan, 1985. Lives and works in Kunming.


Cheng Xinhao currently lives and works in Kunming. He received his Ph.D in Chemistry from Peking University in 2013. Cheng’s works are usually based on long-term field studies, centering around his hometown in Yunnan Province. With videos, installations, photographs and words, he personally investigates the polyphonic relationships between logic, discussions, knowledge, and the part that nature, society, and history play within them. His long-term projects include Strange Terrains (2013, about the ethnic group Mang in the borderlands of Vietnam and China), To the Ocean (2018, about the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway), and Tales about the South of Clouds (2021, about the oral literary tradition in Yunnan).