Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Shen Wei is a visual artist based in NewYork City. He also works in video, mixed-media drawing, and performance. Shen Wei’s work has been exhibited internationally, with venues including the Museum of the City of New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, theNorth Carolina Museum of Art, and the He Xiangning Art Museum.
Shen Wei’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NewYork), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Chinese in America, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Kinsey Institute. Shen Wei is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts Residency, the Asian Cultural Council Arts & Religion Fellowship, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Arts Grant, and the Urban Artist Initiative NYC Fellowship. He holds an MFA in photography, video, and related media from the School of Visual Arts, NewYork; and a BFA in photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.