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Wei Shen

MA work

Storm of Steel / La Puerta Dorada / El Paraíso Falsificado

Storm of Steel, short film, HD: 

Through a dream-like adventure, one discovers the fatal lie underneath a dystopian future.

Filmed in London, UK

Co-written by Gordon Tsang and Wei Shen

Cinematographer: Murat Ersahin

Starring: Richard Mark, Liza Mircheva, Jean-Philippe Boriau

La Puerta Dorada, short film, HD: 

Mockumentary film about the mayor of a small South American town who proudly describes his outrageous ambition that fails to match the reality.

Filmed in Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Under the mentorship of Werner Herzog

Produced by Black Factory Cinema

Starring: Jan Brack


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018

  • I treat cinematic art as a journey through transfigured time where all solids melt into air: truths turn out to be lies, and dreams intrude into reality. My subject matter often deals with absurd dilemmas that we encounter in our everyday life. At the end of each journey, I aim at inspiring the spectators to find the laughables in miseries, and to discover the deeper tragedies under seemingly decent appearances.

  • Degrees

  • BA Philosophy, King's College London, 2012; MFA, University of Southern California, 2013
  • Experience

  • Guest Instructor, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2015-2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Ubu Condamné, Beijing Fringe Festival, Beijing, 2014, 2016; Hotel, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2017; Di Tre Re, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, 2017
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Young Artist's Competition, Wuzhen Festival, Wuzhen, 2014; Project selection, Biennale College Cinema, Venice, 2015; Final prize nomination, Fokus Video Art Festival, Copenhagen, 2017; Artist residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2017; Filmando en Perú con Werner Herzog, Puerto Maldonado, 2018