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Ding Ren

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20130307161157-outsideviewnight
when a line becomes a mountain, 2012 Installation View, Solo Exhibition, Upominki, Rotterdam, Nl © Ding Ren
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when a line becomes a mountain, 2012 Installation View, Solo Exhibition, Upominki, Rotterdam, Nl © Ding Ren
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when a line becomes a mountain, 2012 Installation View, Solo Exhibition, Upominki, Rotterdam, Nl © Ding Ren
20130307161513-projectionwceiling
now here is a place where i can be alone, 2012 Site Specific Slide Project Of A Single Mountain, 35mm Slide, Projector, Upominki, Rotterdam, Nl Variable © Ding Ren
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now here is a place where i can be alone, 2012 Site Specific Slide Project Of A Single Mountain, 35mm Slide, Projector, Upominki, Rotterdam, Nl Variable, Detail View © Ding Ren
20130307161743-acfsign
i went to the beach and stared west, 2012 Installation View, Solo Exhibition, Acf, Amsterdam, Nl Variable © Ding Ren
20130307161903-backwall3triangles
i went to the beach and stared west, 2012 Installation View, Solo Exhibition, Acf, Amsterdam, Nl Variable © Ding Ren
20130307162201-fronthall
i went to the beach and stared west, 2012 Installation View, Solo Exhibition, Acf, Amsterdam, Nl Variable © Ding Ren
20130307162337-projectionwashedoutmountain
now here is a place where i can be alone, 2012 Site Specific Slide Projection Of Mountains, 35mm Slide, Projector, Acf, Amsterdam, Nl Variable © Ding Ren
20130307162409-projectiondetail
now here is a place where i can be alone, 2012 Site Specific Slide Projection Of Mountains, 35mm Slide, Projector, Acf, Amsterdam, Nl Variable, Detail View © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Abergavenny, Wales), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Cork, Ireland), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Porto, Portugal), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Barcelona, Spain), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Cork, Ireland), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Barcelona, Spain), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Cork, Ireland), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Cork, Ireland), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Porto, Portugal), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Barcelona, Spain), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Barcelona, Spain), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
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Topographic Mindset (Paris, France), 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print 16 X 20 In. © Ding Ren
20130312003158-printporfolio
studies on becoming a closet formalist, 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Prints, Expired Kodak Ultra Endura Paper 8.5 X 11 In. © Ding Ren
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studies on becoming a closet formalist: water, 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Prints, Expired Kodak Ultra Endura Paper 8.5 X 11 In. © Ding Ren
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studies on becoming a closet formalist: smoke, 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Prints, Expired Kodak Ultra Endura Paper 8.5 X 11 In. © Ding Ren
20130312003405-sky_sm
studies on becoming a closet formalist: sky, 2012 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Prints, Expired Kodak Ultra Endura Paper 8.5 X 11 In. © Ding Ren
20130312010554-voyage_11
one to one , 2009/2013 Vintage Maps Deaccessioned From The National Geographic Map Library Variable, Site Specific Installation © Ding Ren and Künstlerhaus Dortmund
20130312010820-burndtisland
one to one (Burndt Island), 2013 Vintage Maps Deaccessioned From The National Geographic Map Library Variable, Site Specific Installation © Ding Ren
20130312010949-tasmaniadetailnotcentered
one to one (Tasmania), 2009/2013 Map Cut Out Variable, Site Specific Installation © Ding Ren
20130312011112-tasmania_detail
one to one (Tasmania), 2009/2013 Vintage Maps Deaccessioned From The National Geographic Map Library Variable, Site Specific Installation © Ding Ren
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i went to the beach and stared west (38.8°N), 2011 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print, Vintage Map 8.5 X 11 In. © Ding Ren
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i went to the beach and stared west (38.8°N), 2011 Hand Printed Analogue Chromographic Print, Vintage Map 8.5 X 11 In. Each © Ding Ren and Künstlerhaus Dortmund
20140204123359-hanging
the waves would welcome it beneath the sea, 2014 Mixed Media Installation (C Prints, Rock Rubbings, Clothes Pins, String) Variable © Ding Ren
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the waves would welcome it beneath the sea, 2014 Mixed Media Installation (C Prints, Rock Rubbings, Clothes Pins, String, 35mm Slide Projections) Variable © Ding Ren
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the waves would welcome it beneath the sea (rock frottage studies)), 2014 C Prints, Unique, Crayon On Graph Paper Variable © Ding Ren
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the waves would welcome it beneath the sea (rock frottage studies)), 2014 C Prints, Unique, Crayon On Graph Paper Variable © Ding Ren
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the waves would welcome it beneath the sea (rock frottage studies), 2014 C Prints, Unique, Crayon On Graph Paper Variable © Ding Re
20140618101202-lisbon1_smnoborder
i took a picture i was sick of motion Hand Printed C Print © Ding Ren
20140618101236-portal_medium
shifting between Hand Printed C Print © Ding Ren
20180316150205-dingren_delicate
delicate, 2017 Digital C Print From 35mm Film © Ding Ren
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Wuhan, China
Lives in
Amsterdam
Works in
Amsterdam
Schools
The George Washington University, 2009, MFA
UMBC, 2005, BA
Tags
conceptual, landscape, photography
Bio

Ding Ren was born in China, grew up in the United States and is currently based in Amsterdam (NL). Through a cross-cultural, field driven approach, her analogue photography seeks to draw viewer's attention to the subtle details of spaces they already inhabit. By highlighting these delicate urban details, her photography tells an alternate, often overlooked story and shifts attention away from the normalized narrative. She received her MFA from George Washington University, was previously the Program Director at Washington Projects for the Arts, a Provisions Library Research Fellow, and Transformer E6:In Situ participant. Her work has been exhibited throughout the DC-Baltimore area at 39th Street Gallery, Area 405, Arlington Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, Katzen Arts Center, Maryland Art Place, MICA, and Transformer, amongst others. Ren has exhibited her work abroad in Canada, China, the Netherlands, Germany, the Philippines, Ireland, Iceland, Portugal, Poland and the UK. Her work has been published in Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective (University of Chicago Press), acquired by the He XiangNing Art Museum (Shenzhen, CN) for their permanent collection and screened at the EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam, NL). Her photography has been featured in various online and print platforms focused on contemporary photography such as If You Leave, Booooooom, Velvet Eyes, Underdogs, C41, Stolen Ground, the405, Diet Cola Zine,  Papersafe, and Perjus Magazine amongst others.