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Li Wei - Whisperings : Art Exhibition by Chinese Artist at Alice Mogabgab Gallery

Galerie Alice Mogabgab is pleased to present the exhibition
Whisperings - by LI WEI
Recent paintings
15 November to 30 December 2016.

Willows beside the palace wall, fill the city with a tinge of spring.
LU YOU, Song Dynasty.


is Li Wei’s first solo exhibition in Beirut. The Galerie Alice Mogabgab is please to present a group of fourteen recent paintings, produced between 2015 and 2016.
« […] Li Wei proposes today an absolutely unprecedented reinterpretation of this (Chinese) pictorial tradition. Not seeking to merely quote it, she continues on the contrary her research into new creative processes and implementations, maintaining the quality of these processes as delicate and poetic openings of the gaze through three types of chromatically distinct categories: ink drawings, red paintings and green paintings», writes Michel Baudson in his text for the exhibition catalogue.


born 1979 in Harbin, in the Hei Longjiang Province in China, lives and works between Hong Kong and Beijing.
In 1999 Li Wei finished her studies at the China National Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou. In 2003 she graduated from the painting program at the Arts Institute Nanjing, and in 2007 she obtained her Masters in Mural Painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. On the occasion of her degree show, she received the Academy’s First Prize for painting.
Li Wei’s two first solo exhibitions took place in 2009, at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, and at the Central Art Museum in Nantong. Both shows, entitled Simplicity and Complexity, presented works on paper and silk from different years. Since, the artist’s work has been exhibited regularly in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai as well as in numerous group exhibitions in China, Australia and USA.
In 2011, Li Wei was invited by Michel Baudson to participate in the exhibition, From Trees to Forest (De l’arbre à la forêt) at the Galerie Alice Mogabgab, where her paintings were met with great success. Thereafter, the gallery has shown her work on an almost yearly basis, in Beirut and in Paris, in 2012, 2013, 12014 and 2016.


is honorary president of the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts – Ecole supérieure des Arts in Brussels; honorary president of the Association belge des critiques d’art; president of Jeunesse et Arts plastiques; member of the Commission consultative des arts plastiques de la Communauté française de Belgique; visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Art in Xi’An (Shaanxi, China); member of the AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and of the Icom (International Commission of Museums); he is the curator of international exhibitions and the author of numerous publications.

Born in 1979 in Harbin, Heri Longjiang Province, China.
She works and lives between Beijing and Hong Kong.

1999 Graduated from the High School of China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou
2003 Graduated from the oil painting department of Nanjing Institute of the Arts, Nanjing
2007 Master degree of the mural department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Whisperings, exhibition curated by Michel Baudson, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut
2015 Affect/Effect -Transformation in the Work of Li Wei, Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai
2015 From Autumn Leaf Roll, Mingtai Space, Beijing
2015 Serenity, Nanjing Shi Zhu Zhai, Nanjing
2013 On the Horizon, Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai
2012 Matter of the Invisible, In-Shine Gallery, Beijing
2011 Matter of the Invisible, Life of Circle Art Space, Hong Kong
2011 Winding, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2009 Simple Complicated, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2009 Simple Complicated, Ge Feng Contemporary Gallery, Shenzhen
2009 Simple Complicated, Nantong Central Art Museum, Nantong

Group Exhibitions
2016 Zao Hua, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, Australia
2015 Nanjing International Youth Art Biennial, Jinling Art Museum, Nanjing
2015 Silent Poetry, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Delegation of the European Union, Beijing
2015 Silent Poetry, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
2015 Silent Poetry, Chinese Contemporary Ink University Museum, Hong Kong
2015 Silent Poetry, China Cultural Centre, Sydney
2014 The Ode to Youth, China - Korea Young Artists, Hongik Museum of Art, Korea
2014 Extra - ordinary, Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing
2014 All about Stories, Joy Place Levi the Art Pavilion, Beijing
2014 In Silence, China Contemporary Art, Sydney Lower Town Hall, Sydney
2014 New Faces, New works, K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong
2014 Dialectical Territories: Landscapes and abstraction, Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing
2013 China Annual Art Critics Nominated Exhibition, Xi An Art Museum, Xi An
2013 New Face, New Art - Chinese Emerging Contemporary Artists, Colorado State University, Denver
2013 The sixth Cheng du Biennale, Cheng Du Contemporary Art Museum Cheng Du
2013 Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France, Galerie Alice Mogabgab
2013 Endless Emerging, Gallery Y.S.T, Hong Kong
2013 La Gloire du Végétal, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut
2013 Undercurrent, New Sight Space, Beijing
2013 Starting Anew, Dialogue Space, Beijing
2012 Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France, Galerie Alice Mogabgab
2012 Animal, curated by Luc Jacquet, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut
2012 Recommendation, Art Beijing Art Fair, Beijing
2012 Inequality, Chinese Young Artists, New Sight Space, Shanghai
2012 Water Stain on the Wall, Zhejiang Museum of Art, Hangzhou
2012 China: Memories &Imagination, Albemarle Gallery, London
2011 Art Forward-A Survey Exhibition of Young Artist, Taiwan Chinese Businessman Museum, Taiwan
2011 Micro- Life Tour, Soka Art Center, Taiwan
2011 Art Nova 100 Project, Beijing's Ditan Park, Beijing
2011 Art Nova 100 Project, Jinhan Exhibition Centre, Guangzhou
2011 Art Nova 100 Project, Shanghai International Sculpture Exhibition Center, Shangai
2011 Boundless - Young Ink Painters, Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing
2011 Micro- Life, Soka Art Center, Beijing
2011 De l’arbre à la forêt, Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut
2011 Infinite Multiply, Visual case-2011, Shenzhen Guanshanyue Museum, Shenzhen
2011 Optical via Invisibility, Li wei / Shang Yixin, In-shine Gallery Beijing
2010 Beyond Fashion, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2010 Whisper of the wind, Beyond Art Space Beijing
2010 The city: manufacturing urban landscapes, Art+Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai
2010 Art Beijing 2010, Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing
2009 Art Beijing 2009, Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Beijing
2009 The Original State, 2009 Art Beijing Extension, Heiqiao Studio No.1, Beijing
2009 Metropolis Now, Meridian International Center, Washington
2008 MyOwn Way, SZ Art Center, Beijing
2008 Art Beijing Extension, Beijing
2008 Acdemic and Un-Acdemic, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai
2008 Source, 1st Moon River Sculpture Festival, Moon River Museum of Modern Art, Beijing
2007 Melt state, Sea Whale Gallery, Shanghai
2007 Infinite Horizons, Ku Art Center, Beijing

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