Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei is an artist based in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally, with venues including the Museum of the City of New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida); and the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Aperture, ARTnews, GQ China, American Photo, and Chinese Photography. Shen Wei’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Chinese in America, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, among others.

Shen Wei is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts Residency, the Asian Cultural Council Arts & Religion Fellowship, and the Urban Artist Initiative NYC Fellowship. He holds an M.F.A. in photography, video, and related media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a B.F.A. in photography from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Last Updated: May 2, 2014



A Homecoming

Sun Yunfan & Shen Wei
Shot in big cities and small towns across China in recent years, Shen Wei’s photographic project “Chinese Sentiment” is a personal journey to recapture bygone Chinese life in both private and public space. Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei...