Titled 'Urban Cosmologies', the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture explores ways in which cities can achieve regenerative and balanced development.
Zhou Li's contribution is a large-scale installation titled We-Us, 2022. Drawing upon elements from her ongoing exhibition at Pingshan Art Museum, Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, the installation features a figurative form derived from a 1999 self-portrait (since used as a motif in the artist's abstract paintings). Seen by the artist as a 'mirror of the mind', this form reflects both 'world' and 'self', blurring the boundary between object and subject. Inviting introspection, the installation calls upon us to reflect on nature as well as ourselves, and the inner spiritual life revealed by the cycle of nature.
Since 2005, the SZHKB – Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture has built a communication platform for international art scenes in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Its innovative, dual-city mode of operation may be summarized as “Two Cities, One Biennale”.