b. 1958 in Sichuan province, China
Since the 1990s, he has been researching the influence of multiple sciences and cross-sectors' knowledge on contemporary art. He borrows and engages the methodologies of different disciplines in order to develop a new language for art. With this cross-fertilized knowledge, he launches philosophical inquiries to practice a cross-sector method to view the reality. Simultaneously, he transforms these visions into arts forms, engaging in multiple mediums, including film, theater, multimedia, installation, painting and text etc.
Wang Jianwei has been invited to participate many film and theater festivals, arts exhibitions and important academic events both within China and internationally. In 2008, he has been awarded by Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA) the "Grant Recipient".