New Art

Guan Wei

Beyond the Horizon 天边外

Guan Wei, 1957 Born in Beijing, China. 1986 graduate from the Department of Fine Arts at Beijing Capital University, 1989 – 1992,Artist-in-Residence, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart;Artist-in-Residence, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University and Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 1993 under the distinguished immigration to Australia. In 2008 set up a studio in Beijing. Now lives and works in both Beijing and Sydney.

Guan Wei has held more then 70 solo exhibitions internationally. He also has been included in many important international contemporary exhibitions, such as Shanghai Biennial; Cuba 10th Havana Biennial; Australia Adelaide Biennial and Third Asia Pacific Triennial; Japan Osaka Triennial; Kwangju Biennial, etc. He has been awarded in many art competitions. Including: 1994 & 1998 Gold Coast City Gallery Gonrad Jupiters Art Prize;2001 Mosman Art Prize Sydney; 2002 Sulman Prize at Art Gallery of NSW; 2015 Arthur Guy Memorial Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery VIC.


Selected solo exhibitions

2019 Guan Wei MCA Collection show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2017 Cosmotheoria, White Box Art Center 798 Art District Beijing China

2011 Spellbound, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, China

2006 Other Histories: Guan Wei’s Fable for a Contemporary World, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

1999 Nesting, or Art of Idleness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.