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[3]

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