Lí 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. Lí Wei adopts a hyperrealistic style in his sculptures, focusing on conveying the emotions of the figures. The objective and clinical themes in Lí’s works reveal his doubts in human nature, and of humanity’s cruelty and ignorance.
His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Immigrants, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY (2017); Secure for Now, Tour Exhibition, Studio 9 & X Gallery, Hong Kong; F2 Gallery, Paris, France; Primo Marella Gallery, Turin, Italy (2016); Lí Wei - Still Nobody Cares, A2Z Art Gallery, Paris, France (2015); 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 dsl collection 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); Commune, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2014); Asia Triennial Manchester – Harmonious Society, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, UK (2014); Hugo Boss Asia Art, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2013); Criss-Cross: Artworks of Young Chinese Contemporary Artists from Long Collection, Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2013); The Unseen – The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou, China (2012); and BMW New Face 2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2011).
Lí Wei currently lives and works in Beijing, China.