Robert Zhao Renhui


A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World

This project documents 55 various animals, plants and environments that are manipulated by men but do not appear to be. All living things are constantly changing and evolving, adapting to cope with and respond to the various pressures that they face, such as predators, competition and environmental change.

More recently, the human species has emerged as the single main perpetrator of the various pressures that threaten the survival of other life forms. A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World is an attempt to document the ways in which humankind has altered this planet, and continues to do so. The Institute of Critical Zoologists, the first scholarly centre dedicated to zoological dialogue in the social sciences, ecology and the arts, is a long term project by the artist.