Sun Weiwei is an artist and researcher dedicates herself to intermedia, interdisciplinary and interventionist art activities and academic studies.
She received a Bachelor's Degree in Drama, Movie&TV, Literature at Communication University Of China, and a Master's Degree in Experimental Film/Video at China Central Academy Of Fine Arts and CalArts (U.S.) cooperation Master program. Since 2015 she started a Ph.D. research at Research center S: PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media), Dep. of Art Studies of Ghent University (Belgium), funded by China Scholarship Council (CSC). Meantime, she holds a position of lecturer at Hubei Institute Of Fine Arts (Wuhan, China).
Her oeuvre so far includes experimental film/video art, as well as intermedia art that combine performance, music and sound art, image, installation, etc. With her works she had several solo exhibitions, participated various international film festivals, art exhibitions and theatre festivals, such as 60th Berlin International Film Festival, 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), 43rd Tampere Film Festival, 2012 Images Festival(Canada), 35th Göteborg International Film Festival, Asian Art Top Show 2010(China), 1st ASEAN Biennial(China), Beijing Fringe Festival 2015(China), Wuzhen Theatre Festival 2016 (China). Some of her works were collected by artistic Cable TV station SFE TV (Germany), Li Xianting Film Foundation (China).
She also engages in research and curatorship. Her on-going Ph.D. research at Ghent University focuses on socially-engaged art, especially interventionist art projects in China and the West. In 2014, she was selected by the China Artist Association for “Middle-aged and Young Chinese Artists and Scholars of 2014 Overseas Research Scheme”, to do a research on the mechanism and curating strategies of contemporary art centers in Belgium and Austria. In recent years, she frequently programs intermedia art activities, and scheme international academic exchanges.