Chen Wei |1980 , Born in Zhejiang Province, China

The work of photographer Chen Wei is created from a stage set in which the artist brings together his personal memories with images of modern China. Most of the work is planned and produced on site in his studio, and then photographed. Chen Wei, influenced by the work of Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson, creates photographs where dreams and narratives from films and literature merge, giving an impression of both torment and escape.

Chen Wei has exhibited his work in the biggest museums in Asia, including the Seoul Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai; he has also participated in the Pingyao International Photography Festival and the Poznan Biennale.

  • A Foggy Afternoon 2011