Born 1981 in Inner Mongolia, China and currently lives and works in Hangzhou.
The artist's most recent solo shows include: Diary of a Madman, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China (2017); Cheng Ran: Selected Films, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland (2017); Diary of a Madman, New Museum, New York, USA (2016); In Course of the Miraculous, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China (2016); and Orange Blue, Qiao Space, Shanghai, China (2016). Recent group exhibitions include: Sparkle! When will I See You Again, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong, China (2017); Constellation–Contemporary Art in Today's China, The National Gallery of Georgia, Tbilissi, Georgia, and Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA (screening, 2017); A Beautiful Disorder, The Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, UK (2016); Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Unlimited, Art Basel, Messe Basel, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland (2016); SALTWATER: a Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2015); and Inside China, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2014) which then toured to K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong in 2015. In addition, Cheng Ran's solo show Cheng Ran– In Course of the Miraculous in Belfast, Northern Ireland and group show Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017 were just launched in October. He will also be holding a solo show at The Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv in 2018, and will take part in FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.