To the Origin No.8, 2014

46.5x27.3 cm


Guan Wei (b.1957, Beijing, China) has a significant international reputation as a contemporary artist whose work crosses cultural and political borders, specifically between Australia and Asia. A Chinese national who migrated to Australia in 1989, his practice which spans more than 30 years draws on his personal experience of both Chinese and Australian culture, as well as an informed socio-political awareness and knowledge of art history.

Guan Wei has held more than 70 solo exhibitions internationally. He also has been included in important international exhibitions, including Shanghai Biennial, China (2010); 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009); Osaka Triennial, Japan (2001); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2000); Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia (1999), etc. In 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) held Guan Wei MCA Collection show dedicated to the museum’s collection of Guan Wei’s work over 30 years.


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