Liu Wei studied at the China Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China, and graduated in philosophy from the Peking University. He straddles the lines between painting, drawing, video, and photography, focusing his research on the historical changes in China over the past century. He has featured in group shows like Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago (2014); EXPO 1, MoMA PS1, New York (2013); Video, An Art, A History 1965 – 2010, Singapore Art Museum (2011); and the Sharjah Biennial (2009), and in film, video, and documentary festivals like the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2002, 2010), Cinéma du Réel (2006, 2010), and Transmediale (2006). He lives and works in Beijing, China.