PORTRAIT: ZHENG BO

Intimate Beings
 Still from  Pteridophilia IV , 2019 4K video, colour, sound, 16 min.

In the many forms of social practice, we seemed to have forgotten to invite our plant friends to take part. Not so for the Chinese-born artist Zheng Bo, who has been including ferns and other greenery in his engagements with urban sprawl, even using plants to foster queer ecosexual relationships between humans and flora. For Bo, love knows no bounds.

"Zheng seeks to construct a new vision of art from the provocative mulch of queer ecosocialist survival."

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