Zhang Wei was born in 1977 in Shangluo, Shaanxi Province. He now lives in Beijing. He was nominated by the 2009 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and won the 2010 Annual International Fashion New Artist Award of Global Times; the TOP 20 Chinese Contemporary Photo Award in 2011; the New Photographer of the Year in 2013. Here are some of his exhibitions: the Third International Photography Biennial of Guangzhou in 2009, the Sixth Lianzhou International Photo Festival in 2010, the Ruhr Biennale 2012,the Beijing International Photography Biennial 2013, the 55th La Biennale di Venezia in 2013, and the solo exhibiton of Artificial Thearter at Beijing Yuan Art Center in 2014. His works have been published on Zoom, L'Insensé Photo, Fine Arts Literature, China Photo Magazine and so on.