Li Wei is a Chinese contemporary photographer and artist, born in an agricultural family and originating in the province of Hubei.
He studied in Beijing.
He later taught photography and video until 1997, when he began his performances.
His favorite themes highlighted in his photographs, where he is himself staged, are the gravity and the levitation expressing for him the freedom.
Other themes such as globalization, love, family, happiness, our everyday life, our habits. His photographs can be funny as shocking, disconcerting. As a committed artist, he also wants to bring his photographs to reflect on the world and his country of origin, China.
He makes the photographs using cables, cranes and scaffolding which are then erased on computer. He also uses mirrors.
He says that through his work he manipulates his realities and creates his fantasies.