Ai Weiwei
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Solo Exhibition
      • Group Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Sculpture
      • Installation
      • Print
    • Ai Weiwei
    • Birthdate: 1957
      Birthplace: China | Beijing
      Gender: Male
      Lives and Works in: Germany | Berlin
      Ai Weiwei is a Chinese Contemporary artist and activist. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called "tofu-dreg schools" in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing Capital International Airport on 3 April, he was held for 81 days without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of "economic crimes".
    • Biography
    • 2016  

      “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads”, National Gallery, Prague

      “#SavePassage”, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

      “Ai Weiwei: Exaggeration”, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki


      “Ruptures”, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen

      “Ai Weiwei”, Royal Academy of Arts, London

      “Ai Weiwei”, Galleria Continua, Beijing

      “Ai Weiwei”, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing

      “A.B. Blood Type”, Magician Space, Beijing

      “Tiger, Tiger, Tiger”, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing

      “Beijing 2003”, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing


      “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz”, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

      “Ai Weiwei in the Chapel”, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

      “Ai Weiwei”, Lisson Gallery, London

      “According to What?”, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

      “Evidence”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

      “Sunflower Seeds”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

      “Baby Formula”, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Metro Manila

      “Ai Weiwei”, Christine Kotnig Galerie, Vienna


      “The 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia” - German Pavilion, Venice


      “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” - Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C

      “Interlacing” - Jeu de Paume, Paris


      “Circle of Animals” - Somerset House, London

      “Ai Weiwei: Absent” - Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei



      “Noting is True,Everything is Permitted”, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing

      “New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation”, Tate Modern, London

      “Art Stage Singapore 2017”, Tang Contemporary Art, Singapore

      “artgenève 2017”, Grob Gallery, Switzerland


      “We call it Ludwig : The museum is turning 40!”, Museum Lugwig, Cologne, Heinrich Böll Platz

      “Campaign for Art”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SEMOMA), San Francisco

      “Installment 4: Chinese Artists at the Fondation Louis Vuitton”, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

      “Andy Warhol l Ai Weiwei”, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh


      “The 56th International Art Exhibition - All the Worlds Future’s”, Venice Art Biennale

      “Go East”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

      “Andy Warhol l Ai Weiwei”, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

      “Mix Winter Group Show”, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London


      “Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters”, e-flux, New York

      “State of Emergency”, Davidson College, Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson, USA

      “Beyond and Between”, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

      “Beyond Stuff”, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

      “The 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Fundamentals”, Venice Architecture Biennale

      “Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art”, Vancouver, Canada

      “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


      “Grey, Grand Indonesia”, Jakarta, Indonesia, organized by Talenta Organiser, Jakarta, Indonesia.

      “Picturing Pictures”, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum, organized by Art Exchange Gallery Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      “Seeing Paintings: Conversations before the end of history”, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, organized by Gajah Gallery, Singapore.


      “Busan Biennale”, Busan


      2015   Ambassador of Conscience Award by Amnesty International

      2014   ArtReview Power 100, rank 15

    • Exhibitions
      • Northern Land, Southern Seas
        Sep 20, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
        Artists: Ai Weiwei, Entang Wiharso, Huang Yongping, Xia Xing, Xie Nanxing, Zhao Zhao
        • Group Exhibition
    • Artworks
      • Odyssey

        Print | wallpaper | 2016

      • Dragon Vase

        Installation | porcelain | 51 × 51 × 52 cm | 2017

      • Dragon Vase

        Installation | porcelain | 51 × 51 × 52 cm | 2017

      • Law of the Journey (Prototype A)

        Installation | Reinforced PVC | 1640 × 580 × 350 cm | 2016

      • Hanging Man in Porcelain

        Installation | Porcelain in Huang Huali wood frame, iron wood | Display: 70 x 70 x 175 cm | 2009

      • Spouts Installation

        Installation | 10,000 pieces of antique spouts from Song to Qing Dynasties | Flat on the floor: 495 × 430 cm | 2015

      • Lihe Hall Plaque

        Installation | Wooden Plaque | 360×136×6 cm | 2015

      • Colored Root

        Sculpture, Installation | Cast iron with auto paint | 160 × 125 × 73 cm | 2015