* 1972 in Beijing, China lives in Beijing
Liu Wei was born and presently resides in Beijing, China. He was trained as a painter at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou in 1996. He is heavily influenced by the instability and fluctuation peculiar to twenty-first century China, in particular with respect to its physical and intellectual landscape. Initially Liu belongs to the generation of artists known as the Post-Sensibility group; in the years since, with his paintings, videos and large-scale installations Liu has become a singular presence on the global art stage.
Liu Wei’s recent solo exhibitions include “散场／OVER” (Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, 2020); “Invisible Cities” (moCa Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 2019) among others. Recent group exhibitions include: “Art and China after 1989 Theater of the World” (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2017); “Adventures of the Black Square – Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015” (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015); He has participated in the 58th and 51st Venice Biennale (2019, 2005); the 11th, 8th and 5th Shanghai Biennale(2016, 2010, 2004); the 13th and 9th Biennale de Lyon (2015, 2007) among others. He was nominated for the Award of Art China 2015 and received the Award in 2016; He was the Artnet Artist of the Year and the Ambassador of Sino-Australia Cultural Exchange in 2016; He received the Chinese Contemporary Art Award for Best Artist in 2008.
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