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b. 1980, works and lives in Beijing
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Archival inkjet print, mounted on aluminium composite panel, toughened acrylic
Edition of 6

Current And Upcoming Exhibitions:
A Theatre of Waiting, The Cloud Collection, Nanjing, 11.06, 2023 - 05.31, 2024
A Blueprint for Ruins, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 12.20, 2023 - 05.12, 2024
Art Within Reach II, APSMUSEUM, Shanghai, 02.25, 2024 - 05.24, 2024
Listening paths, Contemporary Sound Art Practice in China, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, 03.16, 2024 - 06.16, 2024
Great Flux, 1979 Gallery, Shenzhen, 03.22, 2024 - 06.23, 2024
An Atlas of the Difficult World, Macalline Center of Art, Beijing, 03.24, 2024 - 06.23, 2024
Shifting Sands Still, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore, 04.13, 2024 - 04.28, 2024


Chen Wei was born in Zhejiang in 1980, lives and works in Beijing. Initially a sound and performance artist, Chen Wei's interest developed into photo, video and installation art. Staged mise-en-scène and scenario re-enacting are often seen in Chen’s photography. In recent years, he has been working on the combination of stage setting and multi-media installation as an on-site extension in his work.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Chen Wei: Make Me Illusory, West Bund Museum, Shanghai (2021); Chen Wei: Good Night, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2021); Chen Wei: Goodbye, ShanghART Shanghai (2019); Chen Wei: Drifting Along, Büro Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2019); Chen Wei: Where Are You Going Tonight, chi K11 artspace, Guangzhou (2018); Chen Wei Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Beijing (2017); The Club, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, Australia (2017); Noon Club, programmed by Francesco Bonami, JNBY Art Space, Hangzhou (2016); In The Waves, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2015). Group exhibitions include: I AM THE PEOPLE, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2023); The 2nd Edition "Golden Panda Photography Art Award" award-winning works exhibition, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu (2022); Collection Exhibition: Scales, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2020); About us, Young Photography from China, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich, Germany (2020); Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2020); Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders, Gwangju, South Korea (2018), etc.

Chen Wei was awarded the Asia Pacific Photography Prize in 2011 and was a nominee for the Prudential Eye Awards for Contemporary Asian Art in 2015. He received the Golden Panda Photography Art Award in 2023.


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