Guan Wei

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Guan Wei 1986 graduate from the Department of Fine Arts at Beijing Capital University, 1989 - 1992,Artist-in-Residence, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart;Artist-in-Residence, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University and Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 1993 immigrated to Australia. In 2008 he set up a studio in Beijing. Now he lives and works in both Beijing and Sydney. Guan Wei has won several awards, His work has been held in major public collections and universities, corporate and private collections. Guan Wei has held more then 60 solo exhibitions internationally. He also has been included in many important contemporary exhibitions, such as Shanghai Biennial; Cuba 10th Havana Biennial; Australia Adelaide Biennial and Third Asia Pacific Triennial; Japan Osaka Triennial; Kwangju Biennial, etc.


Guan Wei’s work has a profoundly felt, if implicitly ironic, moral dimension. In their complex symbolic form, his subjects potently embody current social and environmental dilemmas. They are equally the product of his rich cultural repertory of symbols and his informed socio-political awareness and art-historical knowledge.