Hu Wei, born in 1989 in Dalian, lives and works in Beijing. In 2012, he graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department, and obtained his MA in Fine Art at Dutch Art Institute in 2016.
Working in a variety of media including film making, installation, printed images, performance and drawing, Hu Wei explores the precarious relationship between labour, affect, and value judgments in different political and economic environments, technological conditions, and events. Recent exhibitions include: In Solidarity with____ ?, OCAT × KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program, OCAT Shanghai (2022); Hu Wei: Affairs, DRC No.12, Beijing (2022); Diving Deep for Light into Darkness, Beiqiu Museum of Contemporary Art, Nanjing (2022); The Long Way Around, ShanghART Beijing (2021); Space Oddity, UCCA Dune, Hebei (2021); The 8th Huayu Youth Award Exhibition: A Long Hello, UCCA, Beijing (2020); Future, Future—curated by Yang Fudong, Centre for Experimental Film, Shanghai (2020); Study of Things, Times Museum, Guangzhou (2020); Sunset on a Dead End, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2019); Happy People, Inside-out Art Museum, Beijing (2019); Toward the Emergence of Resistance, Taikang Space, Beijing (2016), etc. His works have also been exhibited in Korea, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Iran, America, and Mexico.