Burong Zeng (曾不容) is a Beijing/London based live art practitioner-researcher. She writes, performs and makes podcast. Her work deals with the politics of intimacy, gut feelings and posthuman ethics. She has exhibited and performed in the Pratt Gallery (Manhattan), KCAA Gallery (Beijing), PSA (Shanghai), G12 Hub (Belgrade), Royal Festival Hall (London), The Yard Theatre (London), Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (London), Exeter Phoenix (Exeter), and toured her work in Chinese theatre venues.
Currently, Burong is undertaking doctoral research on feminist resistance in live art practices since the 1990s. In particular, her PhD project investigates how materials we think of as ‘sticky’ and viscous broaden the scope of thinking on embodiment, otherness, gender and body politics and generate new ways of conceptualising intersectionality and spectatorship.
Her co-authored book The Happening of the Contemporary Performance Art (2016) and a series of interviews with live artists and curators have been published in China. She also writes books for children.