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200x300 cm | Oil on Canvas



1972   Born in Beijing

1996   Graduated from China Academy of Art, Oil painting


Currently lives and works in Beijing


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012   Liu Wei, Long March Space, Beijing, China

2012   Liu Wei: Foreign, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2011   Myriad Beings, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2011   Liu Wei: Trilogy, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010   Diversion Era: Liu Wei, CAN Foundation, Seoul, Korea 

2009   Yes, That’s All, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2009   The Forgotten Experience, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France 

2007   The Outcast, Universal Studios-Beijing (now Boers-Li

           Gallery), Beijing, China

2007   Love It, Bite It, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing,


2006   Property of Liu Wei, Beijing Commune in association with

           Universal Studios-Beijing (now Boers-Li Gallery),


2006   Purple Air, Grace Li Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 

2006   Love It, Bite It, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China

2005   Liu Wei, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013   Mirror & Shadow: Contemporary Art from China, Fang

           Gallery, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2012   The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art,

          Guangzhou, China 

2012   EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia, ShanghART H – SPACE,

          Shanghai, China 

2012   Martell Artists of the Year, Today Art Museum, Beijing;

           Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou; Shanghai Art Museum,

           Shanghai; China

2012   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

2011   Thirty years of Chinese Contemporary Art – Moving Image in

          China 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

2011   Shanshui, Lucerne Museum of Art, Lucerne, Switzerland

2011   The Hague Under the Heaven, The Hague Sculpture, Hague,


2011   ACT►TION Video Exhibition, Long March Space, Beijing,


2010   Long March Project – Ho Chi Minh Trail, Long March Space,

          Beijing, China

2010   The 8th Shanghai Biennale: Rehearsal, Shanghai Museum,

          Shanghai, China

2010   Dreamlands, Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges

          Pompidou, Paris, France 

2010   State of Things – Exhibition of the Contemporary Art

           Exchange between China and Belgium, National Art Museum

           of China, Beijing, China 

2010   Roundtrip: Beijing – New York Now - Selections from the

           Domus Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China

2009   Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland 

2009   ShContemporary 09 Asia – Pacific Contemporary Art Fair,

          Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China 

2009   Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation

          Artists, UCCA, Beijing, China 

2009   State of Things – Exhibition of the Contemporary Art

           Exchange between China and Belgium, BOZAR Center for the

           Arts, Brussels, Belgium 

2009   The New Attitude of Image, Tang Contemporary, Beijing,


2008   Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea 

2008   The Borders of Utopia, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing,


2008   Building Code Violations II, Long March Space, Beijing, China 

2008   Farewell to Post colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial,

          Guangzhou, China 

2008   Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Ullens Foundation,


           18 on the Bund, Shanghai, China 

2008   New World Order: Chinese Contemporary Art Device,

           Photography Exhibition, Groningen Museum, Groningen,


2008   Our Future, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing,


2008   Revolution Continues, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2008   Sprout from White Nights, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm,


2008   Dior and Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary

           Art, Beijing, China 

2008   Mahjong: Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Berkeley Art

          Museum, Berkeley, USA

2008   CYLWXZ, Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

2008   China Power Station: Part III, Mudam Luxembourg,


2007   Art in Motion: Chinese Contemporary Art Meets The BMW Art

          Car, Long March Space, Beijing, China

2007   The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named,

          The 9th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France 

2007   NONO, Long March Space, Beijing, China China Now, Cobra

          Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands

2007   China Power Station: Part II, Astrup Fearnley Museet for

           Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway 

2007   Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the

           Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland 

2006   Long March Capital, Long March Space, Beijing, China 

2006   All Look the Same? Art From China Korea and Japan,

           Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy

2006   Yellow Box, Qingpu, Shanghai, China The Twelve: Chinese

          Contemporary Art Awards, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, 

          Shanghai, China 

2006   Contemporary Art in China, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006   Idylls and Visions: The Second Space for Contemporary Ink

          Work, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China 

2006   The 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul

           Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 

2006   Fiction @Love, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art,

           Shanghai, China It’s All Right! BizArt Art Center, Shanghai,


2006   City Limits: Shanghai / Los Angeles, University Art Museum,

          Long Beach, USA

2006   China Now, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuberg,


2005   The 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2005   The New Long March Space Inaugural Exhibition, Long March

          Space, Beijing, China 

2005   Outside, Long March Space, Beijing, China Beyond: The 2nd

          Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China 

2005   Mahjong, Sigg Art Collection Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bern,

          Bern, Switzerland

2005   The First Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing, China 

2005   Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the

           US, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA

2004   Regeneration, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York; David

           Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, USA 

2004   Techniques of the Visible – The 5th Shanghai Biennial,

           Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

2004   Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From

          China, ICP International Center of Photography; Asia

           Society, New York, USA 

2004   Chinese Eyes: Contemporary Photography from China,

           Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA

2003   Open Sky, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai,


2003   Second Hand Reality, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2003   The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post–Planning,

          The Fifth Sculpture Exhibition in Shenzhen, Hexiangning Art 

          Museum, Shenzhen, China 

2003   Hello, Comrade Mingong, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2003   Double Time, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China 

2002   The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art,

          Guangzhou, China

2002   Mirage, Godot Art Museum; Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou,


2002   Everyday Attitude: An Exhibition of Chinese Photo-Based

           Arts, Pingyao, China 

2002   Too much flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China; Avant-

           garde Gallery, Singapore

2001   Post–Sense Sensibility - Spree, Beijing Film Academy,

           Beijing, China 

2001   Non-Linear Narrative: New-Media Art Festival, China

           Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China 

2001   Mantic Ecstasy, Impression Gallery, Hangzhou; Bizart Art

           Center, Shanghai; Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China 

2001   Hong Kong International Video Festival, Museum of

           Circumstance, Hong Kong, China The Reaping, Beijing, China

2000   Home - Contemporary Art Project, Yuexing Furniture

           Warehouse, Shanghai, China 

2000   Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups, BizArt Art Center,

          Shanghai, China 

2000   City Zoom, German Hong Kong International Video Festival,

          Hong Kong, China

2000   Chinese Landscape - Concept Photography Exhibition,

           Beijing, China 



2012   Martell Artist of the Year Award

2011   Credit Suisse Today Art Award, Today Art Museum, Beijing,


2008   Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Best Artist 

2006   Chinese Contemporary Art Award, honorable mention