Zigeng Wang

Zigeng Wang is the founder and principal architect of PILLS/BILLS (Beijing), a studio focusing on contemporary spatial culture through practice and research. He is also a lecturer of architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing.

His works have been displayed during major domestic and international exhibitions such as the Venice Architecture Biennale (2008), When Architecture Tells a Story exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. (2016), Urban Space Art Season in Shanghai (2017); 7th and 8th Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture (2017, 2019), the youth curator plan of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (2017), Hyundai Blue Prize exhibition in the Hyundai Culture Center in Beijing (2017), Infrastructural Territory exhibition in OCAT Shanghai (2018) and Unknown City: Installation and Imagery on Chinese Contemporary Architecture exhibition at the Pingshan Art Museum near Shenzhen (2019).

In 2015, Wang received first prize in the Fairy Tales International Architecture Competition for his entry, “Empty” containing detailed images of a post-industrial world that illustrated a hyper realistic, sci-fi-esque story about the great ethical and environmental dilemmas associated with globalization.

Wang has served as architecture counselor of Jiang Wen’s film, Hidden Man and was invited to participate in the design team for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 and the design of the parade float for the 70th anniversary of National Day.

Wang received a master’s degree in architecture from Princeton University, where he was awarded a full enrollment scholarship. He has taught at Beijing Film Academy as a lecturer, Tsinghua University as a visiting professor and at many schools and institutions including Harvard University and Tongji University.


Fall 2020 (Beijing)