Ni Wei Hua


Born in 1962, lives and works in Shanghai.

 

Artist’s statement

Landscape Wall, are series of snapshots of billboards and passers-by hurrying down the streets. By employing a documentary method, I presented such a scene: passers-by in the lens and advertisement landscape paintings in the city as a backdrop were put in the same image. The places where the “real events” happen seem to have been changed totally. Most of the “landscapes” in my work are relevant to the real estate development, which indicates China’s rapid capitalization and urbanization process. With the accelerating urbanization and the overwhelming business profits, not only has China changed significantly in space, but also people’s values have changed profoundly in the process of pursuit of material wealth and endless jealousy. And they are becoming greedier for resources from the nature. The conspicuous elements of luxury life and the popular strategy of decoration with green ideas in modern life shown in the Landscape Wall have revealed the changes and conflicts of social values in urbanization. Landscape Wall seems to trigger people’s query: Will modernization and urbanization bring more happiness to the general public?

 

 

Website: http://www.niweihua.com/

 

 

Solo Exhibition

1989 Neo-expressionism—-’89 Ni Weihua exhibition of paintings      (Shanghai,China)

2008 Solo-exhibition—-Key Words “Development” and “Harmony”      (Beijing,China)

2012 Landscape Wall: The Chinese Reality Through Different Angle of View – Ni Weihua’s Solo Photography Exhibition      (Shanghai,China)

2013 Landscape Wall——Ni Weihua’s solo exhibition      (Beijing,China)

The Main Group Exhibition

1992 Seminar and showing of the art works of Wang Nanming and Ni Weihua and other contemporary Shanghai artists      (Beijing,China)

1993 The 2nd China contemporary art documents exhibition      (Guangzhou,China)

1995 “Installation: the Dimension of Language”      (Shanghai,China)

1996 “In the Name of Art“——Chinese Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition      (Shanghai, China)

1999 “In/from China:art+architecture”      (Berlin,Germany)

1999 “The Intervention in Media”      (Hongkong,China)

2000 “Individual & Sociaety in Art”—-A Collection of Works of Art by 11 Chinese Artists       (Guangzhou,China)

2000 “News today”      (Hongkong,China)

2002 “Media City”      (Hongkong,China)

2002 The First Guangzhou Triennial      (Guangzhou,China)

2005 “Inward Gazes—-Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art”      (Macau,China)

2009 “History in the Making Shanghai 1979-2009”      (Shanghai,China)

2010 The 6th Lianzhou International Photography Festival      (Lianzhou,China)

2012 Jeonju Photo Festival      (Jeonju,Korea)

2012 The 8th Lianzhou International Photography Festival      (Lianzhou,China)

2013 13th China Pingyao International Photography Festival      (Pingyao, China)

2013 1st Beijing Photo Biennial      (Beijing,China)

2013 5th Bi-City Biennial of UrbanismArchitecture      (Shenzhen,China)

2014 Marrakech Biennial 5      (Marrakech,Morocco)

2014 “China Art in Brazil”      (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

2014 AVIFF in Cannes France      (Cannes ,France)

2014 Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014      (Shanghai, China)

2014 The 10th Lianzhou International Photography Festival      (Lianzhou,China)

2015 “The Transformations of a Thread” Contemporary Image Exhibition      (Xi’an, China)

2015   56th Venice Biennale(Collateral Events) (Venice,Italy)

倪卫华


1962年出生 现生活工作于上海

 

艺术家创作自述:

在《风景墙》里,我的基本手法是把广告牌与在广告牌前匆匆而过的行人抓拍结合于一个画面之中,我以纪实手法展现了这样的情景:镜头里真实的路人与城市中的广告风景画实现悄然融合后,“真实事件”的发生地也仿佛进行了彻底的置换。作品中涉猎到的“风景”大多与房地产开发有关,这是中国快速资本化与城市化进程的特殊语境。随着城市化进程的持续加快和商业利益的无节制膨胀,中国这片热土不仅在空间尺度上经历着巨变,人的价值观也在发生着深刻变化,物欲化的追求与攀比无休无止,对自然的索取越来越贪婪。《风景墙》里那些被大肆显摆的奢侈生活元素和以挪用绿色理念来装饰现代生活的时髦策略,揭示出城市化进程下社会价值观的变化与冲突。那些山清水秀、如梦如幻的“自然风光”镜像,让人强烈地怀念曾经熟悉的泥土芳香和清新空气,而“优雅别墅”前显得尴尬突兀的民工与普通百姓形象使人深感焦虑不安。《风景墙》似乎是在触发人们进行质疑:现代化和城市化会带给民众更多的幸福吗?

 

个人网站:http://www.niweihua.com/

 

个展:

1989 新表现——’89倪卫华个人画展      (上海,中国)

2008 关键词──“发展”与“和谐”摄影个展      (北京,中国)

2012 风景墙:另类视角的中国现实——倪卫华摄影个展      (上海,中国)

2013 风景墙:倪卫华作品展      (北京,中国)

主要联展:

1992 王南溟、倪卫华作品展暨上海美术当下状态研讨会      (北京,中国)

1993 中国当代艺术研究文献(资料)展》(第二回展)      (广州,中国)

1995 “装置:语言的方位”      (上海,中国)

1996 “以艺术的名义——中国当代艺术交流展”      (上海,中国)

1999 “在/自中国而来:艺术+建筑”      (柏林,德国)

1999 “媒体的干预”      (香港,中国)

2000 “艺术中的个人与社会”——中国十一位艺术家联展      (广州,中国)

2000 “今日新闻”      (香港,中国)

2002 “传媒城市”      (香港,中国)

2002 首届广州当代艺术三年展      (广州,中国)

2005 “以身观身”──中国行为艺术文献展      (澳门,中国)

2009 “上海滩1979——2009”      (上海,中国)

2010 第六届连州国际摄影年展      (连州,中国)

2012 全州摄影节      (全州,韩国)

2012 第八届连州国际摄影年展      (连州,中国)

2013 第13届中国平遥国际摄影大展      (平遥,中国)

2013 首届北京国际摄影双年展      (北京,中国)

2013 第五届深港城市建筑双城双年展      (深圳,中国)

2014 马拉喀什双年展      (马拉喀什,摩洛哥)

2014 “中国艺术在巴西”      (圣保罗,巴西)

2014 法国戛纳艺术电影节      (法国戛纳)

2014 中国当代摄影 2009——2014      (上海,中国)

2014 第十届连州国际摄影年展      (连州,中国)

2015 “虚影实像——一条线索的改造”当代影像展      (西安,中国)

2015 第五十六届威尼斯双年展(平行展)  (威尼斯,意大利)  

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