Chen Wei was born in 1980, in Zhejiang Province, China. Currently he lives and works in Beijing, China.
Chen’s multimedia works toe the line between experimental illusion and the quotidian realities of contemporary society, focusing on the almost imperceptible dream sequences that exist in even the most mundane of moments. His staged photographs, at once idealistic and ominous, negotiate the symbolist tropes put forward by the medium of photography.
Chen has exhibited around the world, including Seoul Museum of Art, Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Poznan Biennale, etc. Commissioned by fashion and art magazines such as FHM and LEAP, Chen has produces a few projects that bring together conceptual photography and fashion design, featuring products by Bottega Veneta, LV, and Prada, among others.
He was one of the artists involved in the exhibition called “A Plus” held by Lane Crawford and Modern Weekly, which aimed to gather together the top fashion designers and artists in China.
|2012||More, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
Rain In Some Areas， Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
|2011||Tight Rope, Yokohama CreativeCity Center (YCC), Yokohama, Japan
The Augur’s Game, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy
|2010||Chen Wei: photography2006-2009, Full Art, Sevilla, Spain
House of Recovery, Platform China, LISTE 15, Basel, Switzerland
|2009||Chen Wei’s Photography Works From 2007-2009, M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Everyday scenery and props, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong, China
|2008||The Fabulist’s Path, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China|