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Ni Weihua

“Ni Weihua, born in 1962. He is an artist with an experimental spirit and concern for society. Since the creation of the large-scale action art series “”Continuously Spreading Event -Red Boxes, Posters”” in the early 1990s, he has attracted attention from the art and cultural circles. The intertextuality with the social life context of his early works´╝îmakes one kind of heckle and irony to the modern industrialized society tactfully.

In the mid-1990s, he used a series of installations discussing art boundary issues such as “”Art: A Legal Exist of the Word and Its Object “” and his subsequent conceptual work “”Linear City”” in collaboration with Wang Jiahao, injecting innovative elements into the development of contemporary Chinese art. He has become one of the most representative artists in the 1990s.

Since 1998, he has focused on “”keywords”” and “”Landscape Walls”” in the public domain from a unique perspective through photography and video creation, in order to realize the creative transformation of his “”cross-cultural”” art experiment. Since 2018, he has been focusing on and explored the social landscape and the pain points of the times with the series artworks “”Tracing””, which have become another eye-catching case of “”art intervening in society””. His works have found their way to dozens of domestic and international exhibitions, including the China Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, the Lianzhou International Photography Annual Exhibition, the Marrakech Biennale, the Chinese Art in Brazil, the Danish National Biennale, the Venice Biennale, and the AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival. He also had solo exhibitions in Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, and other places