Guan Wei portrait


1957 Born in Beijing, China
Lives and works in Beijing & Sydney


2023 Out of the Ordinary, Vermilion Gallery Sydney
2023 Assumed Reality, Gagproject Gallery Adelaide
2022 Interface, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2021 A Digital Age, Arc One Gallery Melbourne
2020 Guan Wei a case study, Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie NSW
2019 MCA Collection show, The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
2019 Essence, Energy, Spirit, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Western Sydney University2019 The Divine Comedy, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2018 Chivalry, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.
2018 Unexpected Histories, The University of Chicago Center in Beijing
2017 Cosmotheoria, White Box Art Center 798 Art District Beijing
2017 Reflection, Martin Browne Contemporary Sydney
2016 Guan . Perspective, Scene Sense Art Gallery, Beijing
2016 Bird, Map, Shadow, Heiser Gallery QLD Australia
2016 Salvation, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 Off – See. An Ephemeral Coincidence of Past and Present Impression the Eminence, Wah Shun White Netherlands Academy of Arts, Beijing.
2015 Panorama, Art of Guan Wei, Jia Pingwa Cultural Museum of Art Xi’an china
2015 From Stars To Soul, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2015 The Great Southern World, Nancy Sever Gallery, Canberra
2015 Guan Wei & Wayne Warren Crossing Lines, ACME Project Space London
2014 Archaeology, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.
2014 How Far, Heiser Gallery Brisbane.
2014 From the water to the sky, Glasshouse Port Macquarie Regional Gallery NSW
2013 Twinkling Galaxies, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.
2013 Enigma Space, Moonlight 8 Gallery, Suzhou, China
2012 The Enchantment, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Spellbound, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, China.
2011 Bird Island, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore
2011 Play on the Beach, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2011 Spellbound – Guan Wei 2011 Solo Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2010 Cloud in the Sky and Water in the Bottle, Shuimu Art Space, Beijing
2010 Cloud, ARC One Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Fragments of History, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2009 Longevity for Beginners, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
2008 Zodiac, Turner Galleries, Perth
2007 Day after Tomorrow, Red Gate Gallery 798 Artist’s Village, Beijing
2007 A Mysterious Land, ARC One Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Other Histories: GuanWei’s Fable for a Contemporary World, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2006 A Distant Land, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
2006 Jiang Hu, Liverpool Regional Museum, Sydney
2006 Echo, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2005 Secret Histories, ARC One Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Looking for Enemies, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2004 Prediction-Reflection, the Church Gallery, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth
2003 Looking, Greene St Studio, New York
2003 A Passage to Australia, Photospace, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
2002 Dao, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
2002 Island, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2002 Exotic Flowers & Rare Grasses, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2001 Studio Show, Parks Victoria, Warrandyte, Melbourne
2000 Horoscope, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2000 Domino, Arrivals, Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival, Sydney
2000 Zen Garden, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2000 Looking for Home, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore
1999 Floating, Sherman Gallery, Sydney
1999 Nesting or Art of Idleness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1999 Span Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Revisionary, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
1998 Internal Circulation, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
1997 The Last Supper, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1997 Ex/inspire, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1997 Anonymous Invader, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
1996 Return to Paradise, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
1996 Umbrella Studio, Townsville, North Queensland
1996 Magic Garden, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
1995 Treasure Hunt, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1994 The Great War of the Eggplant, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
1993 Test Tube Baby, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1992 The Living Specimen, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1992 Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart
1991 Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Despard Street Gallery, Hobart
1991 Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1991 Photospace, School of Fine Art, Australian National University, Canberra
1989 French Embassy, Beijing


2023 Ink + A celebration of Lunar New Year, Michael Reid Art Bar Sydney
2022 No Point in Time, an exhibition celebrating 50 Years of cultural exchange
2022 Vermilion Gallery Sydney
2022 China-The Past is Present, NGV Australia
2022 Border Free, Red Gate Gallery Beijing, China
2022 Gold Award 2022, Rockhampton Museum of Art QLD
2022 Image Reverence, ARC ONE Gallery Melbourne
2022 Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia
2022 Autumn group show, Martin Brown Contemporary, Sydney
2022 Our Journeys, Our Stories, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, NSW
2022 Sentient Paper, Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney Uni
2022 Countdown Series. No.1! Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
2022 75 Years Mosman of the Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2022 In Our Time – four decades of art from China and beyond, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
2021 Precious Treasures, Incinerator Art Space Sydney Australia
2021 Tim Capsule/International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cang Art Museum
2021 The Eyes Have It, Warrnambool Art Gallery VIC Australia
2021 Black & Gold, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC Australia
2021 Passion of three Kingdoms, Contemporary Art from Indonesia, China, Australia
2021 Time & Space – 2021 China-Australia Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Cultural
2021 International Art Exhibition, Jinwen Gallery Sydney
2020 Pulse of the Dragon – Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art,Casola Powerhouse
2020 Twogether, Vermilion Gallery , Sydney
2020 Portraits Project, Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2020 The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire, Gallery of Modern Art QLD
2020 Dispersion and Convergence – The third global overseas Chinese artists
2020 Spectacle, Wan He Musuem Beijing China
2020 Collectging Over Time, Red Gate Gallery Beijing
2020 Dispersion and Convergence, He Xiang Ning Museum OCAT Shenzhen China
2019Two Worlds, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW Australia
2019 Paper & ink language – Nanjing ink Art Biennale 2019, Nanjing Normal University
2019 Reactor, Jingnan Art Museum, Rongyi International Art Baoding, Hebei China
2019 Homeland, Chinese videowork, Kunst Halle Museum
2019 The Bridges, ACAE Gallery Melbourne, Australia
2019 All Fresh, outstanding Chinese Australia artists group exhibition,  Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay
2019 The Giant Leap Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney
2018 Infinite Conversations: Asian – Australian artistic exchange National Gallery of Aus
2018 Illuminating Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Video Art Yuiyang Beijing Art
2018 The Imperfect World Qiyufang Contemporary Art Center Taizhou, Zhijiang China
2018 Art Wonderland – Mutual Prosperity Enjoy Art Museum 798 Beijing
2018 2018 On Paper. Supreme. 541 Art Space Sydney
2018 The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Beijing Minsheng Art
2018 Painting with Thread, Tapesties and Samples from the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Australian Desigh Centre
2018 Between Arts, 541 Art Space Sydney
2018 What Exists Among Human and Water, Zhu Jiajiao Humanity Gallery Shanghai
2018 Yukihito Tabata with Chinese Cantemporary Art 1989/2018, Tokyo Gallery Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, 798 Beijing
2017 Closing the Distance, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, VIC Australia
2017 Collective Vision 130 Years, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC Australia
2017 The Unknown Future – Hebei International Visual Art Experimental Exhibition
2017 Charming Confusion Vermilion Gallery Sydney 
2017 Wynne prizes Art Gallery of  NSW
2017 On Paper Supreme 2017, Tianheng Art Museum Shanghai
2017 Kunst Nacht Kempten Ausstellungen Ateliers Performances
2017 Keep Going Red Gate Gallery Beijing
2016 Contemporary Australian Drawing#6, Bury Art Museum, UK 2016:
2016 L’Ceil du Collectionneur, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain Strasbourg
2016 Borders, Barriers, Walls, Monash University Museum of Art Melbourne
2016 Mir Zehnen Do, Glen Eira Art Gallery VIC
2016 We Are Here, Glen Eira Council Art Gallery Melbourne
2016 2016 Archibald Prize, NSW Art Gallery
2016 Foreshadow Vermilion Art Gallery Sydney
2016 Open Field Peacock Gallery and Auburn Art Studio and Bubrun Botanic Gardens
2016 Essence an exhibition of contemporary art Mougolian National Art Gallery
2016 Sukn Boatar Square-3, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,
2016 Wen She Tao Yuan, 1st Sanya International Coast Art Xiang Shui Wan, No.1 HaiNan Island China
2016 2016 on Paper.supreme, 1/2 Art Space, Shanghai
2016 15 Artists 2015, Redcliffe City Art Gallery QLD Australia
2016 Birth of a Nation exhibition, Ning Gallery 798 Beijing
2016 Riview & Prospect, NSW Parliamant House, Sydney
2016 Chinese Short Film Festival in Ulaanbaatar 2016, Mongolian National Art Gallery
2015 On the Beach, Monrnington Peninsula Regional Gallery VIC
2015 Inspired by Buddhism, Nan Tien Institute Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
2015 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015, Perth
2015 ANZAC commemoration exhibition, The Casula Powerhouse Art Center Sydney
2015 Yuan Vison Seven Biographies with Unique Longuages, Beijing Rainbow Well Art Gallery 798 Beijing
2015 Clouds Intersected, China Cultural Centre in Sydney
2015 Key Works, Arc One Gallery VIC
2015 East by South East, Old Big School Gallery London
2015 Text Pause, Boers-Li Gallery Beijing2015 Reunion, Red Gate Gallery
2015 Original Home: An Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition of EXPO 2015, Milan Italy
2015 National Self-Portrait Prize, University Art Museum, OLD Australia
2015 Beijing Calling, Vermilion Art Gallery Sydney
2015 Recombination and Mutation of Gene, The 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Inner Mongolia Art Gallery of Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
2008 Yin-Yang: China in Australia, the National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery
2008 Handle with Care, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
2008 Australian, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Sydney
2008 Lines in the Sand-Botany Bay Stories from 1770, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, Sydney
2007 Down Under, DenHaag Sculptuur 07 Hague Sculpture Netherlands
2007 Voiceless, Sherman Galleries Sydney
2007 Science as art, Art Gallery of NSW Sydney
2007 Culture Trackers 24HR Art, NT Centre for Contemporary Art Darwin NT Australia
2007 News from Islands, Campbelltown Arts Centre Sydney
2007 National Artists Self Portrait Prize,the University of Queensland Art Museum

2006 Between River and Lake, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
2006 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery Beijing
2006 Living Water Dreaming Water, Sydney University Museums
2006 Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale McLaren Vale South Australia
2006 Yours, Mine & Ours 50 Years of ABC TV, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2006 2006 The Year in Art, S. H. Ervin Gallery Sydney
2006 Harmony Sydney 06, Cheng Shifa Gallery Art Center Academic Shanghai
2005 Text Me – an exploration of body language, Sherman Galleries Sydney
2005 The Nature MachineContemporary Art Nature and Technology, Queensland Art Gallery
2005 The 10th Anniversary of Post – Earthquake Restoration Hyogo International Competition of Painting Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
2005 The Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2005 The Sir John Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2005 In Between Realities… Three on the Bund Gallery Shanghai, China
2005 Western Front: art is a social space, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney
2005 Future Tense – security and human rights Dell Gallery Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2004 Process Asia – Australia Art Centre, Sydney
2004 Cycle Tracks will abound in utopia Australian, Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2004 Terra Alterius: Land of Another, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, the University of NSW
2004 The Plot Thickens, Narratives in Australian, Art Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2004 Art TV 2004 Australian Centre for the Moving Image
2003 Australia – Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Berlin
2003 Science Fiction, National Art Gallery Singapore
2003 The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, Exploring Still life Academy Gallery School of Visual and Performing Art University of Tasmania
2003 Creating Paradise on Earth, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2003 Ned Kelly Framed National Trust’s SH Ervin Gallery
2003 Austral-Asia zero three Sherman Gallery Sydney
2003 Isle of Refuge, Ivan Dougherty Gallery COFA UNSW Sydney
2003 Witnessing to Silence, Art and Human Rights Drill Hall Gallery ANU Canberra
2003 Hothouse: The Flower in contemporary art State Library of Victoria, Geelong Art Gallery, National Library of Australia, Mclelland Art Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery
2003 Art & About 2003 Open Gallery Banner on Street City of Sydney
2003 New Borders – New directions, A space on Cleveland Sydney
2002 Dialogue with the Watchtower, Brisbane Jan Murphy Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Singapore Art Fair
2002 Points of View, University of Technology Gallery Sydney
2002 Borderpanic, Performance Space, Sydney
2002 Fesitivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2002 The Year in Art S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2002 Dressing & Dreaming, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2002 Deeper Places, Casula Power House Arts Centre, Sydney
2002 Sulman Prize Exhibition NSW Art Gallery Sydney
2002 Sydney 2002 Hill on Hargrave Gallery Sydney
2001 Berlin Art Fair
2001 Shanghai Art Fair
2001 Osaka Triennial 2001Contemporary Art space Osaka Japan
2001 7th NICAF International Contemporary Art Festival Tokyo
2001 Low-down Monash University Gallery, Monash University Melbourne
2001 HERMANNS 2001 Sherman Galleries, Tamworth City Gallery, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Hermanns Melbourne Stores, Bendigo Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2001 Woolongong City Gallery. Neram (Armidale), Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
2001 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
2001 Asia in Australia beyond Orientalism, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane Queensland.
2001 Clues to the Future, Red Gate Gallery Beijing.
2000 Kwangju Biennale 2000, South Korea.
2000 A Long Life, Water Mall, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia.
2000 Nepean Collection Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney.
2000 The Redlands Westpac Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney.
2000 Lines of DescentThe family in Contemporary Asian Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Travelling Exhibition
1999 Five Continents and A City, Second International Salon of Painting, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico
1999 Sydney 99, Australia & China Cultural exchange art exhibition, SGI Australia Cultural Centre, Sydney and Cheng Shifar Gallery Art Centre Academic of Shanghai China
1999 Third Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery
1999 The Rose Crossing, Brisbane City Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Singapore Art Museum, SH Ervin Gallery Sydney
1999 Chicago Contemporary Art Fair, USA
1999 Sulman Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of NSW
1999 The Artful Cello, 3rd Melbourne International Music Competition and festival, Melbourne.
1999 Persuasive Humors, Mosman Gallery & Cultural Centre, NSW
1999 The 4th Kochi International Triennial, exhibition of prints
1998 Canberra Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, the Australian National University
1998 To the Wall – and Back, Span Galleries, Melbourne
1998 Ways of Being, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, the University of NSW
1998 Culture Graft, 4A Gallery, Sydney


2010 Artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, USA
2008-10 Awarded an Australia Council Fellowship Grant
2007 Ambassador, 2007 City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, Sydney
2007 Awarded an Australia Council Grant, artist in residence at Cite Internationale des Art, Paris
2006 Artists’ Camp, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, through 24HR Art, Darwin         (Australia Council Grant)
2006 Artist-in-residence, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2005 Australian – China Council residence grant at Taipei Artist Village
2004 Commission, ‘Feng Shui’ Mural Painting for 700 Collins St, Docklands, Melbourne
2004 Commission, ‘Paper War’ for SBS & Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2004 Artist-in-residence, The Church Gallery, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth
2003 Australia Council Greene St Studio artist-in-residence, New York
2003 Visiting Fellowship, Canberra School of Art, Australia National University, Canberra
2002 Awarded 2002 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2001 Awarded 2001 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2001 Awarded 2001, 39th Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Gallery, Sydney
2001 Artist-in-residence, Bundanon Trust, Nowra
2001 Artist-in-residence, Parks Victoria, Melbourne
2001 Artist-in-residence, Casula Power House Museum, NSW
2000 Grant from Asia Link Australia
2000 Artist-in-residence, Lasalle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
1999 Awarded 1999 Nillumbik Art Award VIC Australia
1999 Awarded 1999 Geelong Print Prize
1999 Awarded 1999 Rena Ellen Jones Memorial Print Award
1999 Artist-in-Residence, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
1998 Visiting Fellowship, Canberra School of Art, Australia National University, Canberra
1998 Awarded an Australia Council Grant
1998 Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
1997 Artist-in-Residence, Sydney Grammar School
1997 Awarded 1997 Australian Print Media Art Prize, University of Western Sydney, Nepean
1997 Biennial Art Exhibition Diary Award, Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Sydney
1997 One of the eight artists commissioned to produce the fine art limited edition prints for the Sydney 2000 Olympic poster program
1996 Curatorial Team Member, Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT2), Queensland         Art Gallery
1995 Awarded an Australia Council Grant
1994 Awarded 1994 Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
1993 Artist-in-Residence, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
1992 Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1990-91 Artist-in-Residence, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1990 Awarded an Australia Council Grant
1989 Artist-in-Residence, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart


Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Bank
Australian Embassy, Beijing
Australian National University, Canberra
BHP Billiton Collection
Contemporary Art and Culture Centre, Osaka, Japan
Campbelltown Art Gallery
Deutsche Bank Collection
Geelong Art Gallery
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Griffith University, Queensland
Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne University
Monash University Museum of Art
Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Nillumbik Art Collection, VIC
Powerhouse Museum Sydney
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Parks Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery
Sydney Grammar School
Tokyo Gallery, Japan
University of New South Wales, Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Western Sydney, Nepean
Art Gallery Western Australia
Wesfarmers Collection
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing

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