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Burong Zeng (aka Dr Wenjie Li, 曾不容) is a neurodivergent live art practitioner-researcher and freelance producer. She has exhibited and performed her work under the name ‘Burong Zeng’ in various venues, such as Pratt Gallery (Manhattan), Power Station of Art (Shanghai), G12 Hub (Belgrade), Southbank Centre (London), The Yard (London), Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (London), Raven Row (London), and Exeter Phoenix (Exeter). Zeng has published journal articles, short novels, and book chapters. Her co-authored book The Happening of Contemporary Performance (2016) and a series of interviews (2016-2019) with live artists and curators in Europe have been published in China. Zeng’s doctoral research at the University of Sussex investigated how ‘sticky’ and viscous materials in contemporary performance can expand feminist and queer ways of thinking about ecology, embodiment, and body politics. Apart from research and performance practice, Zeng is interested in writing for children and has published a series of illustrated children's books (2017).


She is a member of the Choreography and Corporeality Working Group of the International Federation of Theatre Research, the network Asia-Art-Activism, and the Academy of Literature and Art in China.

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