Ze Wei was born in 1985 in Taiwan, double majored in visual art (oil painting) and history at National Taiwan Normal University. In 2016, Ze Wei obtained DNSEP (Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique) at the Marseille-Mediterranean College of Art and Design.
Ze Wei’s art projects derive from her obsession with historical re-contextualization, counterfactual history and their correlation to actuality. Working on her projects by means of a great diversity of media and theoretical approaches, she aims to develop her own conception of problematic issues triggered by the global status quo. Each of her projects revolves around the concept of “National Territory / Boundary”—such as globalization, exile, diaspora and etc.
Ze Wie‘s works have been presented at the Museum of History of Marseille (2015), Museum of Fine Arts of Taipei (2016), Yvon Lamber Foundation (Avignon, France / 2016), Pier 2 Art Center (Kaohsiung, Taiwan / 2017), Bastille Design Center (Paris, France / 2017), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany/2018) etc., and have been collected by the Taiwan National Art Bank. In 2019, she went to Peru for her research project with a grant from Taiwan National Art Foundation.
In “Worship: The essence of Arche -Amazon Rainforest” by Ze WEI, the artist delicately deconstructs the factors affecting belief systems. WEI uses images as sections revealing the actual relationship between humankind and nature, trying to reconstruct the understanding of the nature of human belief.