Chinese artist Kong Ning performs her performance art "Little Blue Man" on the occasion of the "One Planet Summit" to raise public awareness on climate change in Paris, France, on Dec. 12, 2017. Multidisciplinary artist and environmental activist Kong Ning is based in Beijing. Born in Heilongjiang province in 1958, she studied law, but, deeply disturbed by the inequities of China’s judicial system and a fierce opponent of the death penalty, she decided to become an artist instead.