b.1957, Beijing, China
Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values.
Recent exhibitions include: RAIZ, OCA exhibition space, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Belo Horizonte, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2019; Bare Life, Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Washington D.C., USA, 2019; Resetting Memories, MUAC Museum, Mexico, 2019; Life Cycle, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA, 2019; Refutation, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2018; Wooden Ball, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2015; Inoculation at Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires; Good Fences Make Good Neighbors with the Public Art Fund in New York City; Ai Weiwei on Porcelain at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul; Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Maybe, Maybe Not at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; Law of the Journey at the National Gallery in Prague, and Ai Weiwei. Libero at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
In 2019, Ai Weiwei won the GQ Magazine Men of the Year 2019 award in the artist category. His largest exhibition to-date ‘RAIZ’ is also the highest-ranking show by a single artist in The Art Newspaper visitor figures survey for 2019.
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6.6 - 9.6, 2015