Ou Ning is a multi-disciplinary practitioner. As an artist, he is known for his documentary films San Yuan Li (2003) and Meishi Street (2006); As a curator, he curated “Get It Louder” (2005, 2007, 2010); 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. He was a jury member of the 8th Benesse Prize at the 53rd Venice Art Biennale (2009), the member of Asian Art Council at Guggenheim Museum (2011). As a writer and editor, he published Odyssey: Architecture and Literature (2009), South of Southern: Space, Geography, History and the Biennale (2014) and his literary journal Chutzpah! (2011-2013). As an activist, he lived in a small village and founded the Bishan Commune (2011-2016) and School of Tillers (2015-2016) to join the new rural reconstruction movement in China. He was also a visiting professor at GSAPP, Columbia University (2016-2017).