Liu Wei (b.1972, Beijing, China) is a contemporary Chinese artist working in many types of media including installation, video, drawing, painting, and sculpture and lives and works in Beijing. His solo exhibitions include Long Museum, Shanghai (2020); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio (2019); Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2014); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2011); and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011). Liu has participated in numerous biennials, including the 58th and 51st Venice Biennale (2019, 2005); 11th, 8th and 5th Shanghai Biennale (2016, 2010, 2004); 3rd Aichi Triennial (2016); 13th and 9th Biennale de Lyon (2015, 2007); Sharjah Biennale 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2013); 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Guangzhou Triennial (2012, 2008, 2005, 2002); and 6th Busan Biennale (2008). He won the Award of Art China for Artist of the Year (2016); the Ambassador of Sino-Australia Cultural Exchange (2016); Martell Artist of the Year (2012); and the Chinese Contemporary Art Award for Best Artist (2008).

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“The enclosed wooden box renders itself as an enquiry, or a suspension. What is to be done (Что дѣлать? Наболѣвшіе вопросы нашего движенія, Влади́мир Ильи́ч Ле́нин, 1902)? - the first question that popped into my mind when facing the box, became my answer. The work is the enigma.”

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