Shen Wei in Black, White,
and Gray

December 5, 2014–February 1, 2015

December 5, 2014–February 1, 2015

Museum of Art and Design at MDC

Shen Wei in Black, White, and Gray

The Chinese American choreographer, artist, director, and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts, Shen Wei masterminds and executes unique works that incorporate dance, painting, sound, sculpture, theater, and video all at once. The artist's avant-garde choreography (he was the lead choreographer for the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics) is combined with a new series of large-scale works unveiled at MOAD. This is his first museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to a solo series of paintings in collaboration with site-specific performances.

Born in China’s Hunan province, the son of Chinese opera professionals, Shen Wei began his training in painting and calligraphy. Since founding his company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, his work has been a constant dialogue between art and movement, painting and dance. Shen Wei received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Australia’s Helpmann Award, and the U.S. Artists Fellow Award.

Shen Wei in Black, White, and Gray is curated by Jeremy Mikolajczak.The exhibition is supported by Viceroy Miami, AT&T, National Endowment for the Arts, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs, The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and Art Basel Miami Beach.