1972  Born in Beijing

1996  Graduated from China Academy of Art, Oil painting department

Currently lives and works in Beijing

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015  (Upcoming) Silver, White Cube, Hong Kong, China

Colors, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014  Sensory Spaces 4, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Density, White Cube (Mason’s Yard), London, UK

2013  Void, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China

Liu Wei, Lehmann Maupin gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2012  Liu Wei, Long March Space, Beijing, China

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

2011  Myriad Beings, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

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

The Forgotten Experience, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France

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

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

2006  Property of Liu Wei, Beijing Commune in association with Universal Studios-Beijing (now Boers-Li Gallery), Beijing,China

Purple Air, Grace Li Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

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

2005  Liu Wei, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  (Upcoming) La vie moderne, 13e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

La Chine Ardente – Sculptures Monumentales Contemporaines, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

The System of Objects, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Adventures of the Black Square Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

2014  2 nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, North Area of OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China

Bringing the World Into the World, Queens Museum, New York, U.S.A.

The 8 of Paths: Art in Beijing, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany

Criss-Cross: Artworks of Young Chinese Contemporary Artists from Long Collection, Long Museum, Shanghai,China

2013  West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sharjah Biennial : Re: emerge – towards a new cultural cartography, Sharjah, UAE
2012  The 4 th 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  Long March Project – Ho Chi Minh Trail, Long March Space, Beijing, China
The 8th Shanghai Biennale: Rehearsal, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
Great Performance, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Dreamlands, Centre National d'art et de Culture Georges 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, UCCA, Beijing, China
2009  Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
ShContemporary 09 Asia – Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Bourgeoisified Proletariat – Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China
Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China’s New Generation Artists, UCCA, 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
2008  Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
The Borders of Utopia, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Building Code Violations II, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Farewell to Post colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Ullens Foundation, Beijing; 18 on the Bund, Shanghai, China
New World Order: Chinese Contemporary Art Device 、 Photography Exhibition, Groningen 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, UK.
Sprout from White Nights, Bonniers Konsthall, 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  Art in Motion: Chinese Contemporary Art Meets The BMW Art Car, Long March Space, Beijing, China
The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, The 9th 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  Long March Capital, Long March Space, Beijing, China
All Look the Same? Art From China Korea and Japan, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
Thirty-Eight Solo Exhibitions, Creative Garden, Shanghai, China
Yellow Box, Qingpu, Shanghai, China
The Twelve: Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Contemporary Art in China, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Idylls and Visions: The Second Space for Contemporary Ink Work, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
The 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Fiction @Love, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
It's All Right! BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
City Limits: Shanghai / Los Angeles, University Art Museum, Long Beach, USA
China Now, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuberg, Germany
2005  The 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The New Long March Space Inaugural Exhibition, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Outside, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Beyond: The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
Mahjong, Sigg Art Collection Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
The First Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing, China
Something's Happening, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
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
Techniques of the Visible – The 5th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, ICP International Center of Photography; Asia Society, New York, USA
Chinese Eyes: Contemporary Photography from China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
2003  Open Sky, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Second Hand Reality, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Refine 798, 798, Beijing, China
The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post–Planning, The Fifth Sculpture Exhibition in Shenzhen, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Hello, Comrade Mingong, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Double Time, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Nasty, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
2002  The 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, China
Too much flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China; Avant-garde Gallery, Singapore
2001  Post–Sense Sensibility - Spree, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
Non-Linear Narrative: New-Media Art Festival, China Academy of Art, 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
The Reaping, Beijing, China
2000  Home - Contemporary Art Project, Yuexing Furniture Warehouse, Shanghai, China
Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
City Zoom, German
Hong Kong International Video Festival, Hong Kong, China
Chinese Landscape - Concept Photography Exhibition, Beijing, China
1999  Post-sensibility - Alien Bodies and Delusion, Shaoyaoju, Beijing, China
Beijing in London, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Supermarket, Shanghai, China
Hong Kong International Video Festival, Museum of Circumstance, Hong Kong, China
Art for Sale, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, China
People Have changed, Shanghai, China
Culture Life, Shanghai, China
1998  Consider Oneself and Surroundings, Beijing, China
 
Awards
2006  Chinese Contemporary Art Award, honorable mention
2008  Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Best Artist
2011  Credit Suisse Today Art Award, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2012  Martell Artist of the Year Award
 
Public Collections
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL