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Born in Beijing, China, 1972
Graduated from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, 1996
Currently lives and works in Beijing

Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • Liu Wei, Lehmann Maupin, New York
  • Panorama, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

2015

  • Liu Wei:Colors, UCCA, Beijing, China

2014

  • Sensory Spaces 4, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  • Density, White Cube, London

2013

  • Liu Wei, Lehmann Maupin, New York

2012

  • Liu Wei, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • Liu Wei: Foreign, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2011

  • Myriad Beings, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Trilogy, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010

  • Diversion Era: Liu Wei, CAN Foundation, Seoul, South Korea

2009

  • The Forgotten Experience, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France
  • Yes, That’s All, Beors-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2008

  • The Outcast, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Love It, Bite It, China Art Archives and Warehouse in association with Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2006

  • Property of Liu Wei, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China
  • Purple Air, Grace Li Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Love It, Bite It, BizArt, Shanghai, China

2005

  • Liu Wei Solo Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • The 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shangahi, China
  • L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli

2016

  • Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kerala
  • Why Not Ask Again? Arguments, Counter-arguments and Stories, 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai 
  • Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan 
  • Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, Aichi Triennale, Aichi 
  • Bentu, Chines Artists in a time of turbulence and transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

2015

  • Adventures of the Black Square, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2013

  • A Very Short History Of Contemproary Sculpture curated by Francesco Bonami, Phillips, London
  • 28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  • Art Basel Unlimited 2013, Basel
  • Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates

2012

  • The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia, ShanghART H – SPACE, Shanghai, China
  • Martell Artists of the Year, Today Art Museum, Beijing; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou; Shanghai Art
  • Museum, Shanghai; China
  • La Chambre Claire, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
  • Inside the White Cube, White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK

2011

  • The Shape of Time – the Multi-narrative History in Contemporary Chinese Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Thirty years of Chinese Contemporary Art – Moving Image in China 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Shanshui, Lucerne Museum of Art, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • The Hague Under the Heaven, The Hague Sculpture, Hague, Netherlands
  • ACT►TION Video Exhibition, Long March Space, Beijing, China

2010

  • DREAMLANDS, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • State of Things – Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Exchange between China and Belgium, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Roundtrip: Beijing – New York NOW, Selections from the Domus Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art,Beijing, China
  • Long March Project – Ho Chi Minh Trail, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • Shanghai Biennale – Rehearsal, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2009

  • Breaking Forecast – 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • State of Things – Exhibition of the Contemporary Art Exchange between China and Belgium, BOZAR Center for the Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  • The New Attitude of Image, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
  • Bourgeoisified Proletariat, ShanghART Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China

2008

  • Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
  • The Borders of Utopia, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Farewell to Postcolonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
  • Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; 18 on the Bund, Shanghai, China
  • Building Code Violations II, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • Upcoming: New World Order, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Community of Tastes, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Our Future, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Revolution Continues, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.
  • Sprout from White Nights, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dior and Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Mahjong: Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA
  • CYLWXZ, Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • China Power Station: Part III, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2007

  • The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, Ninth Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
  • NONO, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • China Now, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • China Power Station: Part II, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
  • Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2006

  • AllLookSame? Tutttuguale? Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
  • Yellow Box, Qingpu Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • The Twelve: Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • Contemporary Art in China, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Fiction@Love, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Idylls and Visions: The Second Space for Contemporary Ink Work, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Fourth Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • It’s All Right!, BizArt, Shanghai, China

2005

  • 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • Mahjong, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • First Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing, China
  • Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
  • Something’s Happening, BizArt, Shanghai, China
  • Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S., Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA

2004

  • Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China
  • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, International Center of Photography; Asia Society, New York, USA
  • Chinese Eyes: Contemporary Photography from China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA

2003

  • Open Sky, Duolun Museum of Art, Shanghai, China
  • The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post-Planning, Fifth Sculpture Exhibition in Shenzhen, Hexiangning Art
  • Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • Hello, Comrade Worker, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Double Time, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
  • Second Hand Reality, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Refine 798, 798, Beijing, China
  • Nasty, BizArt, Shanghai, China

2002

  • First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Mirage, Godot Art Museum/Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • Everyday Attitude: An Exhibition of Chinese Photo-Based Arts, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
  • Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China

2001

  • Post-Sense Sensibility: Spree, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
  • Non-Linear Narrative, Gallery of National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
  • Mantic Ecstasy, Impression Gallery, Hangzhou; BizArt Art Center, Shanghai; Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
  • Hong Kong International Video Festival, Museum of Circumstance, Hong Kong, China

2000

  • Home?, Contemporary Art Project, Yuexing Furniture Warehouse, Shanghai, China
  • Portraits, Figures, Couples, and Groups, BizArt, Shanghai, China

1999

  • Art for Sale, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, China
  • Beijing in London, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, U.K.
  • Post-Sensibility: Alien Bodies and Delusion, Shaoyaoju, Beijing, China
  • Hong Kong International Video Festival, Museum of Circumstance, Hong Kong, China

Awards


  • 2006 CCAA honorable mention
  • 2008 CCAA Award for Best Artist
  • 2011 Credit Suisse Today Art Award
  • 2012 Martell Artists of the Year