Although he is not a photographer, Lei Lei won the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award in 2018 with Weekend, a video collage of images taken from photo albums and old magazines, shown in an exhibition curated by Dong Bingfeng. His exhibition will travel to Arles in Summer 2019 for the 50th edition of Rencontres d’Arles.
Born 1985 in Nanchang (Jiangxi province), Lei Lei is an artist based in Beijing and Los Angeles, with his hands on animation, video, illustration, painting, graffiti, installation art, music and VJing.
Alumnus of Tsinghua University in Beijing (2009), Lei Lei has won awards at festivals around the world for his experimental animation work. In 2010, his short film This is LOVE received the Best Narrative Short award at Ottawa International Animation Festival.In 2013, his film Recycled, in collaboration with Thomas Sauvin, was selected by the Annecy animation festival and won the Grand Prix shorts – non-narrative at the Holland International Animation Film Festival. Lei Lei’s work has been featured in exhibitions throughout East Asia,