Li Wei was born in Beijing, China, in 1981. He received his BA from the Sculpture department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Li Wei adopts a hyperrealistic style in his sculptures, focusing on conveying the emotions of the figures. The objective and clinical themes in Li’s works reveal his doubts in human nature, and of humanity’s cruelty and ignorance.

Li Wei’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Nobody Cares, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China (2015); Peace, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (2014) Hero, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2011). He has also exhibited in major group shows including New voices: a dslcollection story, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY (2016); China 8 - Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr, Mulheim Museum, Mulheim, Germany (2015); Unlived by What is Seen, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China (2014); Asia Triennial Manchester – Harmonious Society, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK (2014); and Hugo Boss Asia Art, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2013).

Li Wei currently lives and works in Beijing, China.