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.
Li Wei
Li Wei and Marella Gallery
01 Sep 2005

Beijing performance and conceptual photographer Li Wei, may live and work in China but his fame and popularity is flying all over the world. He is not afraid to have endurance tests on himself to make an artistic statement. He is renowned for his series of performances in which his body acts a missile that seems to have fallen from the sky and his head having landed on earth, or through a car windshield or through a glass floor, etc. Li Wei also puts his head through a mirror with a hole in it and stands in public squares or on pylons in Venice the reflected images meshing with his own in a layered message where superimpositions of real and reflected images seem to fuse together.  
His messages like his works scream with meaning of modern man’s blindness to the social problems of today. Li Wei would like to make you think and through his shocking performances he would like you to think about contemporary problems. 
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