Li Wei


LI Wei


1970   Born in Hubei, China

 2015  Lives and works in Beijing, China




1993  Admitted to Oil Painting Department of Beijing East Culture Art Academy, Beijing, China



Solo Exhibitions and Projects


2016  “Bride with lotus feet”798 International Art
Zhengzhou Greeland Twins Tower 
          “Fly over Cottesloe”
“Sculpture by the sea”, Australia 


 2015   “Beyond Gravity”, Galerie Richard, New York, NY, USA


2014   “Fly over Amsterdam, Rotterdam” Netherlands

           “Fly over Milan,” Italy

           “Fly at The Grand-Palais, Paris”, France

           “Li Wei, High Place”, Paris-Beijing Gallery, France

            “Li Wei, The Flying Chinese Man “Happiness Theory”, GRID2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

            “Li Wei, High Place” Paris-Beijing Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

            “Fly over the Ringling Museum of art” Sarasota, FL, USA


2013    “Autostadt”, Wolfsburg, Germany

            “Flying of Dreams”, Montpellier, France

            “Anti Gravity” Shanghai, China


2012     “Li Wei”, Galerie Dock Sud, France

             “Li Wei”, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France

             “The High Life Of Li Wei”, Kunstlicht Photo Art Gallery, Shanghai, China


2011     “Li Wei,_Lucca Photo Fest”, Lucca, Italy


2010     “Photo Phnom Penh”, Cambodia

             “Beyond Gravity”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

             “Li Wei Performance ‘Take Away’ ”, Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong, China


2009     “Li Wei” Galeria Tribeca, Madrid, Spain

             “The Amazing Mirror Maze Of The Self” Michael Schultz Gallery, Beijing, China

             “Besides Gravity”, Mogadishni Cph Gallery, Denmark


2008     “Li Wei ”, Ye Rong Jia Culture & Art Foundation, Taiwan


2007     “Li Wei Falls To …”,Espace Cultural Ample Gallery, Spain


2006      “Li Wei”, Pyo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

              “Transcendence: A Mirror Of China”, The Artist Network New York, NY, USA

               “Li Wei”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery,Central Hong Kong, China

               “Li Wei”, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain


2005       “Illusory Reality”, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China


2004       “Li Wei”, Marella Gallery, Italy


Group Exhibitions


2018  Galerie Richard, New York, NY, USA


2016  “Extreme freedom”, Dongli art center, Beijing
          “Sculpture by the sea” Indoor Winter Exhibition, Australia

          “Ren” Homme,Centre Artasia Paris 
          “Metabolism- Chinese (Longli) new media art", Longli, Guizhou, China
           "2016 Art Zhengzhou", Global China contemporary art exhibition, Zhengzhou
           "The 3rd Nanjing international art festival", Nanjing, China 

2015   "Chinese Sculpture Exhibition"Biennal Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland 
           "He come from China"MAG11th (Montreux Art Gallery), Montreux, Switzerland   
           "Chinese Men"  Vevey Switzerland,by Ferrari Art Gallery & The CROSS YinnaYang Art Centre 


 2014       “Photography and Video Art in China Now”, The Ringling Museum of Art, Seratoga, FL, USA

               “Itinerary”, Gidang Museum, Seoqwipo, South Korea

               “Liquid Times”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

               “Bin He 1996-2004”, SongZhuang Museum of Art, Beijing, China


2013       “The 55th Venice Biennale “, Kenya Pavilion, Italy

                “Norev-Over” , collective photography and video exhibition, Beijing, China

                “The Rapture of Romantic Illusions”Fudi Aromatic Villa, Shanghai, China

                “IncarnatIons”, Photographie-Performances de Chine, Angers, France

                "The change - the second Hunan young artists nominated Exhibition" ChangSha, China

                “See But Not Now”, Shanghai, China

                “Roots Of Relations”, Songzhuang Art Center, Bejjing, China

                “2013 Rapid Pulse, International Performance Art Festival”, Chicago ,IL, USA


2012        "Standing at The Water's Edge",M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China

                “Dream City, Tunisia 2012”, Tunis, Tunisia

                “A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography”, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

                “Daydreaming with…”,Hong Kong, China

                “Research Exhibition On ‘Post-70s Generation’Artists Jianghan Star Plan 2012 Rejoice In Dissensus”, WuHan

                 Art Museum, WuHan, China

                “Biennale Giovani Monza”, Monza, Italy

                “L’Art De La Radiance-30th Anniversary Celebration Presented By Cle De Peau Beaute”, Hong Kong, China

                “Contemporary Chinese Photography”, Katonah Museum Of Art, Katonah, NY,USA

                “Now! China! Korea! 2012! -Contemporary Korean And Chinese Art Exhibition”, Beijing, China


2011        “Lucca Photo Fest”, Lucca, Italy

                 “I believe that…-Chinese contemporary art exhibition”,Songzhuang Museum, Beijing , China

                 “Divided by The Curtains”, Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

                 “Chinese Visual Festival 2011- lost In Transformation”, London, The United Kingdom

                 “Li Wei & Aleiandro Miranda”, Galerie Daniel Tanner, Zürich, Switzerland

                 “St. Moritz Masters”, St. Moritz, Switzerland

                 “Box(e)” ,Jérome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy

                 “Remaking Vision” International Travelling Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography.


2010        “Daegu Photo Biennale 2010”, Daegu, South Korea

                “Passing China" Gallery Sanstorium, Istanbul, Turkey

                "Fuck Ups, Fables And Fiascos", Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany

                “Foundation Vevey, Ville d 'images”, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland

                “China Photographs Madrid”, Madrid Pavilion of The Expo 2010, Shanghai, China

                “Mostra Sesc De Artes 2010”, St. Paul, Brazil

                “China Welcomes You Begegnungen 2010”, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

                “Photo Phnom Penh”, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


2009        “Width”, Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, Beijing, China

                “Beijing Time”, Matadero Madrid, Madrid , Spain

                “China: The Contemporary Rebirth”, Palazzo Reale Museum, Milan, Italy

                 Mouvement d'Art Public / Make Art Public, Canada

                “The View From Elsewhere” Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia

                 "China Now: The Edge Of Desire", Maxlang And Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art Presents, New York, NY, USA

                “Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photography”, Morris And Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, USA

                “Incarnations”, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery,Beijing 798, Beijing, China


2008         “Fabricating Images From History”, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China

                 “Consumption of History”, East Asia Contemporary, Shanghai, China

                 “Out Of Place”, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

                 “Beijing 2008”, Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

                 “Supernatural: China's Contemporary Photography”,Artgate Gallery, New York, NY, USA

                 “Assembling Under The Five Rings”, The Legend Luxury & Entertainment Center, Beijing, China

                “Body Art: New Photography From China”, Asian Art Coordinating Council, Denver, CO, USA

                “Drawn In The Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art”, Museum Of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland      

                “Olhares Interiores-Inward Gazes”-Documentaries Of Performances Art-Museum Of Macau, Macau, China

                "Immoral Facts And Fables", Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany


2007       “Red Hot - Asian Art Today From The Chaney Family Collection”, Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

               “Floating”- New Generation Of Art In China, National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

               “Made In China-China Art Now”, Louisiana Museum, Fredensborg, Denmark

               “Li Wei Weihong Huanyan”, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

               “Les 38èmes Rencontres de Photographie”, Arles, France

               “Chinese Photography”, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, Australia

               “Dragon's Evolution”, China-Square, New York, NY, USA

               “Surge”, Beijing 798, China

               “The 7th Gana Photo Festival - China Contemporary Photo & Video, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

               “Szene-Sommer’07”, Salzburg, Austria

               “Zhuyi”, Artium Museum, Vitorio-Gasteiz, Spain

               “China Now: Lost In Transition”, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, NY, USA

               “Surréalites”, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland


2006        “China-Between Past And Future”,And Performances Art-Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany

                “Ruins”, Gallery One, Waukesha, WI, USA

                “Cold Energy”, PYO, Beijing, China

                “Park In Progress”, Montreuil, France

                “For All Audiences”, Sala Rekalde Art Museum, Bilbao, Spain

                “Retours de Chine”, Les Abbatoirs - Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Toulouse, France


2005         “Olhares Interiores-Inward Gazes”-Documentaries Of Performances Art -Museum Of Macao, Macao, China

                 “The Second Reality” Photographs From China", European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

                 “New Photographers 2006”, Cannes, France

                 “The Gesture-A Visual Library In Progress”, Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

                 “Centro Produzione Arte, Florence, Italy

                 “Ruins`Flowers”, Ox Warehouse, Macau, China

                 “Out Of The Red-2”, Marella Gallery, Italy

                 “70 Empress Arts”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China


2004         “Between Past And Future - New Photography And Video From China”, Icp ,Asia Society, New York, NY, USA

                 “Between Past And Future - New Photography And Video From China”, Museum Of Art, Museum of

                 “Contemporary Art”, Chicago, MI, USA

                 “Officina Asia”, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Cesena, Bologna, Italy

                 “Tiananmen”, Paris, France

                 “Mmac”, Japan

                 “Artificial Merriment”. Melbourne, Australia

                 “Follia”, Italy


2003         “China Art Now - Out Of The Red”, Flashart Museum, Italy

                 “I Am China  - Chinese Conceptual Photography”, Soho, Beijing, China

                 “Manufactured Happiness”  Shangri-La Art Space, Beijing, China

                 “The Peripheries Become The Center”,  Prague Biennia, Czech Republic

                 “DNA, Beijing, China

                 “Bare Androgyny”.  Beijing, China

                 “Seoul-Asia Art Now”, Seoul Museum, Seoul, South Korea


2002        “Flying - Performance, Photography, Video”, Beijing Red Square, Beijing, China

                 “The 2nd 'Pingyao' International Photography”,  Pingyao, Shanxi, China

                 “Red Square - Contemporary Art”, Beijing Red Square, Beijing, China

                 “Mask Vs Face”, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, Chin

                 “Bogus - Chinese Conceptual Photography”, Hall Of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China         

                 “Mois de la Photo, Histoires De Chine”, Musée d’Auxerre, France


2001       “0” Art Exhibition, Beijing Bridge Art, Beijing, China

               “Constructed Reality--Beijing/Hong Kong Conceptual Photography”, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China

               “Pawn·Com -  Site Performance”, Happy Garden Bar, Beijing China

               “Scar- Chinese Conceptual Photography”, Exhibition Hall Of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

               “Site Of City - Four Person Conceptual Photography”, Fun Gallery, Beijing, China


2000       “Open Art Platform”, Performance Art Festival, Beijing, China







2006       "31 Photographers With The Most Creative World"- American Getty

2005       "Macau Art Museum Overseas Communicate The Prize" - Macau Art Museum