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Liu Weiwei was born in China in 1988. His recent major exhibitions / social activities include: “Nightmare of exhibition: Bilateral Theatre” (PSA; 2015); “A Political Incident” (yellow.ants.art.lab solo project, 2015); “Zhong Tai” (2015); “5+1” (2015); “From an Injury” (2015); “Lost Comrade” (yellow.ants.art.lab solo project, 2014); “Experience of Nervousness” (2014); "The Scene of Discomfort" (2014)"; "The 14th OPEN performance Art Festival" (2013); "I’m not working today" (2013); "Daily Translation" (2012); "At Ease" (2012); “Simulated Scenery" (2012), etc.

 

Liu Weiwei is without any doubt one of the few activists among artists in China today. His art practice lies mostly on his presence in different situations where social injustice is a corn issue and where the grassroots rights are oppressed by the authority. Using video documentation both as an artistic medium and as a method to involve those who are unfairly treated to fight against power, Liu intends to inspire awakenings of social consciousness among people through his interference. Through presenting in the real situation not as an observer but as an intruder, Liu has merged the line between real life and art. He reinforces the metaphor of “body as theatre” in a gallery space and encourages each participate to reach their self-revelation through understanding of their own situation and the situation to be performed. The developing process evokes both true feeling and dangerous violence, as Liu have put it “the performance is getting more and more concrete.”