Born in Heilongjiang in 1989, DING Shiwei graduated from the School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art with a master’s degree. He currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China.

He focuses on such topics as individuals and collectives, the dimension of time and life, the meta-paradox, and the anxiety over the relationship between human and machine, creating with the media of animation, video, installation, painting and photography. He works in the way of phased “projects”, which usually last for two years. His completed projects include “What We Talk About When We Talk About Sea Horizon & Moon” (2017-2018), “Meteor Sonata” (2015-2016) and “Utopia” (2013-2014), each containing multiple works.

DING Shiwei won the silver medal at the D.C. Chinese Film Festival in 2014, and the PRIX VIDEOFORMES Special Award in 2015 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. His  solo exhibitions include “What We Talk About When We Talk About Sea Horizon & Moon” (2019) at One Way Art Gallery, Beijing; “Daybreak” (2016) at Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing;  the project of “Meteor Sonata” (2016) in Holland International Animation Festival at Central Museum , Utrecht, the Netherlands;  and “Disparate Illusion” (2015) at Mao Space, Shanghai. Group exhibitions include “Presence” (2018) – the Invitational Exhibition of Young Artists of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; “China, Art in Motion”(2017) at Musée-Chateau, Annecy, France; “Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art” (2017) at Macao Museum of Art, Macao; “Utopia & Beyond” (2016) at Castello Di Rivara Center for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy; “Les Rencontres Internationales” (2015), Paris and Berlin; “CAFAM Future Exhibition” at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China. His animated short films have been screened in multiple international film festivals, including Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy, France (2017), Holland International Animation Film Festival (2016), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2015) and Tampere Film Festival (2014), etc.

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