LI Hanwei
  • About
  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
    • Group Exhibition
    • Art Fair
  • Artworks
    • Sculpture
    • Other
    • Photography
    • Video
  • LI Hanwei
  • Birthdate: 1994
    Birthplace: China | Jiangsu
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: China | Shanghai
    Born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province in 1994, Li Hanwei graduated from Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts in 2018, and currently lives and works in Shanghai. Li’s practice is based on adapting the forms of commercial advertisements and films as metaphors. Through the study of communication methods, the artist uses CG images to establish a worldview in the fictional world where counterfeit of the real world and science-fiction coexist, as a way to present the intersection of contemporary cultural forms and individual identities.

    Li Hanwei has participated in exhibitions including, solo exhibition: “Liquid Health”, Goethe Open Space, Shanghai, 2019; group exhibitions: "USB Multi-Port Linking Exhibition", MadeIn Gallery, Gallery Func, Qiao Space, in the Park, Shanghai, China, 2021; "Generation Now", Kultursymposium Weimar 2021, Eigenheim Weimar, Weimar, Germany, 2021; "Futurism of the Past", Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 2021 STORY, Beijing, China, 2021; "Looping", CHAO Art Center, Beijing, China, 2021; "Hereditary Territory", Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China, 2021;“Undefined”, Kiyoshi Art Space, Tokyo, Japan, 2020; “Ensemble Urban”, APSMUSEUM, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Illusive Particles”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2020; “Si-no-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red Internationalism”, OCAT, Shenzhen, China, 2020; “Recommendations of Institutions”, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, China, 2020; “Wild Metropolis”, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; “Advent: Inventing Landscape, Producing the Earth”, Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2019; “Extreme Mix”, Guangzhou Airport Biennale, Guangzhou, China, 2019; “The Variable and The Generating”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2019; “Hunting Cycle”, MadeIn Park, Shanghai, 2018; “Shanghai Hot the Beheaded Six”, Yell Space, Shanghai, 2018; Boundary, SIVA, Shanghai, China;BABEL7, Babelsberger Strasse 52, Berlin, 2018; "Diversity", École nationale supérieure d'art de Nice – Villa Arson, Nice, 2016. Li Hanwei was nominated for “Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents” in 2020.

    Li Hanwei also co-operates the online contemporary art space Slime Engine with Liu Shuzhen, Fang Yang and Shan Liang. Li Hanwei has been involved in the conception and production of several exhibitions in Slime Engine, including: “Headlines”, 2020; “Territory”, 2020; “Slime Airline”, 2019; "OCEAN", 2019; "Bysanz x 33EMYBW x Fang Yang Three-Person Project", 2018; "Li Jingxiong & ChillChill double solo show", 2018; "Remote Sensing", 2018; "Jurassic", 2018; "Hole", 2018; "Your World", 2018; "James Turrell's Meditation Space", 2018; "Nostromo Landing", 2017; "Space Station", 2017; "Baychimo", 2017; "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance", 2017. Slime Engine as an artist collective has also participated in numerous exhibitions, in-cluding: "Breaking the Waves", K11 chi Museum, Shanghai, 2021;“Shanghai Plaza”, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, 2020; “Wild Cinema”, TX Huaihai, Shanghai, 2020; online exhibition “We=Link: Ten Easy Pieces”, Chronus Art Center (CAC), 2019; “Coordinates: Theatre”, 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture, Shenzhen, 2019; “The Process of Art: TOOLS AT WORK”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai,2019; “Extreme Mix”, 2019 Airport Biennale, Guangzhou, 2019; “Infinite Games”, HOW Museum, Wenzhou, 2019; “OCEAN” Offline Experience, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2019.
  • Biography
  • Award


    Nominated for “Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents”


    Solo Exhibition


    "Liquid Health", Goethe Open Space, Shanghai, China



    Group Exhibitions


    Ensemble Urban, APSMUSEUM, Shanghai, China

    Illusive Particles, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

    Sino-Wharf: from Chinatown to Red Internationalism, OCAT, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

    Recommendations of Institutions, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China



    Wild Metropolis, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China

    Advent: Inventing Landscape, Producing the Earth, Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China

    Extreme Mix, Guangzhou Airport Biennale, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

    The Variable and The Generating, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China



    Hunting Cycle, MadeIn Park, Shanghai, China

    Shanghai Hot the Beheaded Six, Yell Space, Shanghai, China

    BABEL7, Babelsberger Strasse 52, Berlin, Germany



    Diversity, École nationale supérieure d'art de Nice – Villa Arson, Nice, France



    Exhibitions Produced by Slime Engine






    Slime Airline




    Bysanz x 33EMYBW x Fang Yang Three-Person Project

    Li Jingxiong & ChillChill double solo show

    Remote Sensing



    Your World

    James Turrell's Meditation Space



    Nostromo Landing

    Space Station


    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance



    Slime Engine Group Exhibitions


    Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai Plaza, Shanghai, China

    Wild Cinema, TX Huaihai, Shanghai, China



    We=Link: Ten Easy Pieces, Chronus Art Center (CAC), Online

    Coordinates: Theatre, 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture, Shenzhen, China

    The Process of Art: TOOLS AT WORK , Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

    Extreme Mix: 2019 Airport Biennale, Guangzhou, China

    Infinite Games, How Museum, Wenzhou, China

    OCEAN Offline Experience, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China


  • Exhibitions
    • 2021 WWART
      Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
      Artists: CAI Jian, DING Li, LI Hanwei, SHANG Liang, Shanliang , XIA Yunfei, XU ZHEN®
      • Art Fair
    • USB Multi-Port Linking Exhibition
      Aug 27, 2021 - Sep 15, 2021
      Opening: Aug 27, 2021 14:30 Friday
      Artists: CAI Jian, FANG Yang, FENG Zhixuan, LANG Gangao, LI Hanwei, LU Boyu, MO Shaolong, Shanliang , TIAN Yi, WANG Yuchen, WANG Ziquan, XIA Chengan, ZHANG Ke, ZHANG Wenyi
      • Group Exhibition
    • Illusive Particles
      Aug 22, 2020 - Sep 21, 2020
      Opening: Aug 22, 2020 16:00 Saturday
      Artists: CAI Jian, FENG Zhixuan, LI Hanwei, LU Boyu, LU Pingyuan, WANG Ziquan, ZHONG Wei
      • Group Exhibition
    • Beijing Contemporary
      Aug 29, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
      Artists: GONG Jian, LI Hanwei, LIU Wa
      • Art Fair
    • The Variable and The Generating
      May 18, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
      Artists: Chen Wenbo, DING Li, GONG Jian, LI Hanwei, LIU Wa, LU Pingyuan, ZHU Payne
      • Group Exhibition
    • West Bund Art & Design
      Nov 8, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
      Artists: Elliot DODD, LI Hanwei, MIAO Ying, WANG Newone, XU ZHEN®, ZHENG Yuan
      • Art Fair
  • Artworks
    • h.f0oA8ub?sm=221944

      Photography | Archival print | 165 × 120 cm | 2021

    • Li Hi! – My Order

      Video | 00:05:12 | 2021

    • Video | HD CG Animation | 00:04:48 | 2020

    • Liquid Health: CREATOR

      Video | HD CG animation film, with sound | 00:03:04 | 2019

    • Renaissance-Spiritual Beauty Instrument

      Photography | Dimensions variable | 2018

    • “CREATOR” Helmet

      Sculpture | Resin, spray paint | 40 × 25 × 25 cm | 2019

    • FO.2210

      Sculpture, Other | Resin, spray paint, rubber | 23 × 23 × 13 cm | 2018

    • Liquid Health:Beauty Instrument

      Video | 03:05:00 | 2019

    • Liquid Health: We believe in the Power of Civilization

      Video | 00:01:30 | 2019

    • Double Happiness

      Photography | CG Image | Dimension variable