Tingwei Li (born 1989,China) graduated from Universität der Künste Berlin in 2017 and had previously studied at Hunter College MFA program and Tongji University. Li holds the title of Meisterschülerin of the Berlin University of Arts and currently works in Berlin and Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include “Bad New Days Ahead” (Taikang Space, Beijing,2018),“Feeling Good?”(J: Gallery, Shanghai, 2017). “Volatility”（Galerie Gerken, Berlin, 2016）, ” >< “, (EGG Gallery, Beijing,2016), “Second Thought”(Flowers Gallery, New York, 2015). Li is among the Forbes ’30 Under 30 China 2017′ in Art and Style and participated in artist-in-residence programs at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel of Shanghai and Flux Factory of New York.
Working with objects, images and videos, Tingwei is interested in phenomenon and core values in contemporary life. By addressing how human consciousness and behavior have been changed in consumer society, she deals with contemporary subject centered issues such as the must of self-optimisation and the ‚flexible ego’ under conditions of marketing. As kind of artistic research, her work undertakes a mental archeology of contemporary media and its effects on our minds and bodies.