By combining symbols and experience, DING Shiwei focuses on social conflicts and paradoxes that are difficult to express, and sees clearly the prejudice and habits in knowledge and experience. The contrasting expressions in his works — such as violence and poem, outpouring and whispering, boldness and subtlety — have created a paradoxical gaming scene full of symbols and metaphors, and reflect the diverse perspectives and complicated mentality of the artist.

DING Shi-wei was born in Heilongjiang Province of China and graduated from China Academy of Art with MFA in 2018. He currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China. His works mainly included experimental animation, video installation. His installations have been displayed at the Centraal Museum (Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands), Castello Di Rivara Center for Contemporary Art (Torino, Italy), Castle Museum (Annecy, France), CAFA Art Museum (Beijing, China), Macao Museum of Art(Macao, China), Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (Nanjing, China). His films were screened in competitions and media-art sections of International Film Festival Rotterdam, Vancouver International Film Festival, Holland Animation Film Festival, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb, Image Forum Film Festival, China Independent Film Festival and other several international film festivals.

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