Chen Wei was born in 1980 in Zhejiang, and he lives and works in Beijing. Chen graduated from Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in 2002. He started with sound art and performance and later turned to video making and installation art. In recent years, he has been investigating the changes in urban landscapes as well as the state of mind of city dwellers, revealing the realities and minute details that are often neglected in the city by restaging them in his works.


Chen has exhibited extensively around the globe. His recent exhibitions include The Club at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017); We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston (2016); The Work in Progress, Photography from China at Museum Folkwang, Essen (2015); and My Generation: Young Chinese Artists at the Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2015) and earlier at the Tampa Museum of Art (2014) and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (2014). Chen was awarded the Asia Pacific Photography Prize in 2011.

Photo by: Liu Xing