Huang Guaier + Wang Runzhong are an artist duo based in New York City. Their work interrogates the ontological meaning of photography, as well as explores the possibilities of contemporary photography across the overlaps of multiple fields. They explore the cultural and political identities of Asians and Chinese in the world, and utilize them as mediations to discuss realms of language, knowledge and power structure within the current global context. Their projects contextualize from philosophical and political theories, question the increasingly ocular-centric and precarious society, and critique the binary systems in the western academia.
Their work has been exhibited in international museums and festivals, including 2018 Three Shadows Photography Award Exhibition in Beijing, “2017 Top 20 Cutting-Edge Photographers in China” at Zhejiang Art Museum, theme show “Your Selfie Stick” at 2017 Lianzhou Foto Festival, China, “Governing Bodies” at Aronson Gallery, New York, and “Open Books: An Open Dialogue” at Connecticut College, New London.