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LIU WEI

Sandwiches No. 13, 2015

oil on canvas 

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LIU WEI

Sandwiches No. 13 (detail), 2015

oil on canvas&nb...

Liu Wei, Panorama
Installation view, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
April 28...

Liu Wei, Panorama
Installation view, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
April 28...

Liu Wei, Panorama
Installation view, PLATEAU Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
April 28-Augu...

Liu Wei, Colors
Installation view, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Feb...

Liu Wei, Colors
Installation view, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Feb...

Liu Wei, Colors
Installation view, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Feb...

LIU WEI
Enigma, 2014
mixed media
dimensions variable
LM21557

 

LIU WEI

Colors No. 13, 2013

oil on canvas

LIU WEI

Colors No. 13, 2013

oil on canvas

LIU WEI
Installation view, Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street
February 28 - March 23, 2013

LIU WEI
Installation view, Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street
February 28 - March 23, 2013

LIU WEI
Library II-II, 2013
books, wood, iron and hardware
three sculpture...

LIU WEI
Library II-IV, 2013
books, wood, iron and hardware
102.36 x 49.21 x 49.21 inc...

LIU WEI
Liberation No.1, 2013
oil on canvas
triptych
118.11 x 212.6 inches

LIU WEI
Exotic Lands No.12, 2013
wood, doors, iron
78.74 x 55.12 x 1.97 inches
...

LIU WEI
China VI-No.3, 2013
porcelain, iron, wood
110.24 x 31.5 x 31.5 inches
...

LIU WEI
Jungle No. 7, 2012
canvas, wood
90.55 x 49.21 x 9.84 inches
230 x 125 ...

LIU WEI
Don't Touch, 2011
Ox hide, wood, iron
86.6 x 255.9 x 137.7 inches
270 x 650...

LIU WEI
Dark Matter, 2008
Velour, various objects
Dimensions Variable

LIU WEI
As Long As I See It - No.1, 2006
Pine trees, iron, concrete telegraph pole, Polaroid...

LIU WEI
As Long As I See It - No.3, 2006
Various materials, Polaroid photographs
16.5...

LIU WEI
Discovery, No.17, 2006
Lightbox
Dimensions variable

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Liu Wei

Liu Wei (b. 1972, and lives and works in Beijing, China) explores 21st century socio-political concepts such as the contradictions of contemporary society and the transformation of developing cities and the urban landscape. In many of his sculptural and installation works, he uses found materials that are re-contextualized to draw new meanings out of the materials from which they are made. He frequently uses geometric and architectural forms in his work as a reference to his urban surroundings. The artist graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China in 1996.

 

Liu Wei’s exhibition history includes solo shows at the PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011).  He has participated in several international biennials and notable group exhibitions including What About Art? Contemporary Art from China, Qatar Museum, Doha (2016); Bentu, Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); La vie Moderne, La Biennale de Lyon (2015); 28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2015), San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (2015), Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2013); Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013); 4th Guangzhou Triennial, China (2012), Rehearsal, Shanghai Biennale (2010); Expenditure, Busan Biennale, South Korea (2008); and the 51st Venice Biennale (2005).

 

His work is included in numerous collections such as the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong; the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney. Liu Wei has received honors and distinctions such as the Atron AAC Award for Artist of the Year (2016); Martell Artist of the Year (2012); Credit Suisse Today Art Award, Today Art Museum (2011); CCAA Award for Best Artist (2008); and a CCAA Honorable Mention (2006).