Born in 1970, Hubei, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Li is a contemporary artist who creates visually stunning and gravity-defying performance art photographs. He records physically challenging conceptual stunts without relying on the help of digital enhancements. Through his artwork, he wishes to explore the external forces that dictate human behavior, and reflects upon the exponential growth that China has experienced in recent history.

Born in 1970, Hubei, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.



Li Wei, Dock Sud gallery, Sète, France
Li Wei, Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
The high life of LIWEI, kunst.licht Photo Art Gallery, Shanghai


Li Wei, Lucca Photo Fest, Lucca, Italy

Beyond Gravity, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Li Wei performance ‘Take Away’, Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong
Photo Phnom Penh, Cambodia

‘Li Wei’ Galeria TRIBECA, Madrid, Spain
The amazing mirror maze of the self, Michael Schultz Gallery, Beijing, China
Besides Gravity, Mogadishni CPH Gallery, Denmark

LI WEI  Solo Exhibition, Yeh Rong Jia Culture & Art Foundation, Taiwan

LI WEI, Falls To …, Espace Cultural Ample Gallery, Spain

LI WEI exhibition, PYO Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Transcendence: A Mirror of China, The:artist:network new york, New York, USA
LI WEI exhibition,10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
LI WEI exhibition, Grleria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain

Illusory Reality exhibition, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China

LI WEI exhibition, Marella Gallery, Italy



Daydreaming with…, Hong Kong
Research Exhibition on ‘Post-70s Generation artists JiangHan Star Plan 2012 Rejoice in Dissensus, WUHANG Art Museum.
L’ART DE LA RADIANCE-30th Anniversary Celebration presented by Cle de Peau Beaute, Hong Kong, China
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Katonah Museum of Art, United States
Now! China! Korea! 2012! - Contemporary Korean and Chinese Art Exhibition, Gallerytn,Beijing.


Lucca Photo Fest, Lucca, Italy
I believe that…-Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Songzhuang Museum, Beijing
Divided by The Curtains, Beijing Times Art Museum
Chinese Visual Festival 2011- lost In Transformation, London
Li Wei & aleiandro Miranda, Galerie Daniel tanner gmbh, Zurich, Switzerland
St.Moritz masters, St.Moritz, Switzerland
box(e), Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
Remaking Vision, Travelling Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography


Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, Daegu, Korea
FUCK UPS, FABLES AND FIASCOS, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin
Foundation Vevey, ville d'images”, Festival Images, Switzerland
CHINA PHOTOGRAPHS MADRID, Madrid Pavilion of the EXPO 2010, Shanghai
Mostra SESC de Artes 2010, St. Paul, Brazil
China Welcomes You Begegnungen 2010, Stadtmuseum Oldenburg
Photo Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Passing China, Gallery Sanstorium, Istanbul, Turkey
Remaking Vision, Touring exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography

WIDTH, Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, China
Beijing time, MATADERO MADRID, Madrid, Spain
China: the Contemporary rebirth, Palazzo Reale Museum, Milan, Italy
Mouvement d'Art Public/Make Art Public (MAP), Canada, USA
The view from elsewhere, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in partnership with Queensland Art Gallery present; Gallery of Modern Art/Australian Cinematheque
China Now: The Edge of Desire, Maxlang and Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art Presents, USA
Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
INCARNATIONS, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing 798, China

Fabricating Images from History, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing,
Consumption of History, East Asia Contemporary, Shanghai, China
Out of Place, Robischon Gallery, Denver, USA
Beijing 2008, Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
Supernatural: China's Contemporary Photography, Artgate Gallery, New York, USA
Assembling under the Five Rings, The Legend Luxury & Entertainment Center, Beijing, China
BODY ART: New photography from China, Asian Art Coordinating Council, Denver, USA
Drawn in the Clouds: Contemporary Asian Art
 Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki.
Olhares Interiores – Inward Gazes, Documentaries of Performances Art – Museum of Macao, Macau.

RED HOT – Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Floating – New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Made in China-China art Now, Louisiana Museum, Denmark
LIWEI WEIHONG HUANYAN, Barbaradavisgallery, Houston, USA
The 38th Recontres de Arles Photographie, Arles, France
Chinese Photography, Criterion Gallery, Australia
Dragon's Evolution, New York China-Square Art Center, New York, USA
SURGE, Beijing 798, Beijing, China
The 7th Gana Photo Festival – CHINA Contemporary Photo & Vide, Gana art Center, Seoul, Korea
Szene-sommer’07, Salzburg, Austria
Zhuyi, Artium Museum, Spain
China Now: Lost in Transition, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA
SURREALITES, CentrePasquArt Art Center, Switzerland

China – Between Past and Future, And Performances Art – Haus der kulturen der Welt/House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
COLD ENERGY, PYO, Beijing, China
Park in Progress, France
For All Audiences, SALA Rekalde Art museum, Bilbao, Spain
Retours de Chine, Toulouse Art museum, France

Olhares Interiores – Inward Gazes, Documentaries of Performances Art, Museum of Macao, Macau
THE SECOND REALITY, Photographs from China, Piazza of the Berlaymont building, European Commission.
New Photographers 2006, Cannes, France
THE GESTURE – A VISUAL LIBRARY IN PROGRESS, Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, Centro Produzione Arte, Florence, Italy
Ruins Flowers, OX WAREHOUSE, Macau
Out Of the Red – 2, Marella Gallery, Italy
70 empress arts, Today art museum, Beijing, China

Between Past and Future – New Photography and Video from China, ICP, Asia Society, New York. Smart Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Officina Asia, Bologna, Galleria d’arte moderna Cesena, Italy
TIANANMEN, exhibition.Paris. France
MMAC exhibition, Japan
Artificial merriment, Melbourne, Australia
FOLLIA exhibition, Italy 

China Art Now – Out Of the Red, Flash Art Museum, Italy
I am China – Chinese Conceptual Photography, SOHO, Beijing, China
Manufactured Happiness, Shangri-La Art Space, Beijing, China
The Peripheries Become the Center, Prague Biennial
DNA Visual, Beijing, China
Bare Androgyny, Beijing, China
Seoul – Asia Art Now exhibition, Seoul Museum, Korea

Flying – Performance, Photography, Video, Beijing Red Square, Beijing, China
The 2nd 'PingYao' International Photography, PingYao, ShanXi, China
Red Square – Contemporary Art, Beijing Red Square, Beijing, China
Mask Vs Face, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Bogus – Chinese Conceptual Photography, Hall of Capital Normal University, Beijing         
MOIS DE LA PHOTO – HISTOIRES de CHINE, Auxerre Museum, France

0 ˚C Art Exhibition, Beijing Bridge Art , Beijing
Constructed Reality – Beijing/Hong Kong Conceptual Photography, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
Pawn·COM – Site Performance, Happy Garden Bar, Beijing, China
Scar – Chinese Conceptual Photography, Exhibition Hall of Capital Normal University, Beijing
Site of City – Four Person Conceptual Photography, Fun Gallery, Beijing, China

Open Art Platform, Performance Art Festival, Beijing, China



Macau Art Museum overseas communicate the prize, Macau Art Museum, Macau

31 photographers with the most creative world, American Getty