Chen Wei, b.1980, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
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Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Born in 1980 in Yueqing City, Zhejiang Province, into a new era shaped by Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms, Chen Wei is a member of a generation of Chinese artists who view past, present and future through a somewhat melancholy lens. He did not study art, but trained in photography and video at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, after working as a sound artist, musician and music producer. Now, he creates immersive theatrical photographs, videos and installations. With an expanding international reputation, his work has been shown in exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Munich, Turin, Seville, London, Yokohama and Sydney. Chen Wei currently lives and works in Beijing.