Rong Bao (b.1997, China) is an artist who is currently based in London completing her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. She used to study Public Sculpture at the China Academy of Art and received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after being awarded the Distinguished Scholarship. On 2022 summer, she finished a PhD Summer School about Commoning Curatorial and Artistic Education at Zurich University of the Arts.
In 2022, Rong Bao was awarded the Top 10 of China UCCA Lab x Perrier New Emergency Artist and got into UK New Contemporaries 2022 Shortlist. In 2017 she was awarded First Prize at China (Hui’an) International Public Sculpture Creation Camp.
Rong’s work has been shown in exhibitions all around the world, including ‘Up in the Air”, Spurs Gallery, Beijing (2023); ’Hung, Drawn &Quartered’, Standpoint Gallery (Residency), London(2023); ’EXPO CHICAGO 2022’, Navy Pier, Chicago (2022); “Metamorphosis of Rhythm,” Himalayas Museum, Shanghai (2022); "ReA! Art Fair”, Via Ruggero Boscovich, Milan (2022); “Muddy Mudlarks”, Candid Arts Trust, London(2022); Art Nova 100 10th Anniversary Exhibition’, Guardian Art Center, Beijing (2020); ‘Art Bash 2019’ , Site Gallery, Chicago (2019), etc. Rong was also invited as a visiting tutor to provide art workshops and 1v1 tutorials for the University of Westminster Mixed Media department and also as a guest artist to hold an art event for ‘Walkative Society’ in early 2022. As a group leader, her project “Design for Non-Human Kinds, Toys for Elephants” was interviewed by NBC News in 2019.