Chen Wei was born in Zhejiang, China in 1980 and currently lives and works in Beijing. He has exhibited extensively and international at numerous prestigious institutions and biennales.

Recent exhibitions include The Work in Progress, Photography from China in 2015 (Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2015), Performance and Imagination: Chinese Photography 1911–2014 (Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, 2014), My Generation: Young Chinese Artists (Orange County Museum of Art, CA, 2015 and Tampa Museum of Art, FL and Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK, both in 2014), ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2012), 28 Chinese (San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2015), Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation (Miami, FL, 2013), among many others.

In 2011, Chen was awarded the 1st Asia Pacific Photography Prize. And he is shortlisted for the Prudential Eye Awards 2015.