Zhenning LI

Kiln casting
60 x 30 x 61cm

Zhenning LI

Born in 1983

MA in Glass, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
BA in Glass, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University   

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2018, Stunning Glass, Galerie Kunstbroeders, Amersfoort, NL

2017, Wandering – A conversation with “X”, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2022, Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, NL

2015, Colours: Contemporary Glass Art, Hempel Contemporary Glass Museum, Denmark  

Awards and Grants (Selected)

2018, The Contemporary Glass Art Triennale, Excellence Prize
2019, Creative Craft: 2019 China Art & Craft Juried Competition, Excellence Prize

I am increasingly focusing on “time”. The “geologic time” is the most ancient time scale that extends to millions of years ago when human, creatures and everything were trivial. In this sense, my works are my own projections in the geologic time. During this process, my thinking or creating constantly interacts with history, social background, aesthetics, and themselves, and then generate pointed dialogues. During or after this process, I was blessed with unintended hints, which were not only reflected in my skills or the effect of the sculptures, but rather in revealing the hidden hypotheses and relationships that helped me solving problems in my creation.