Ai Weiwei (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: 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, Ai Weiwei. Libero at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, #SafePassage at Foam in Amsterdam, translocation - transformation at 21er Haus in Vienna, and Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Ai was born in Beijing in 1957 and currently resides and works in both Beijing and Berlin. Ai is the current Einstein Visiting Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), and he is the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation. Ai has made numerous documentaries about social and political issues that have won major film festival awards, including Disturbing the Peace, One Recluse, So Sorry, Ordos 100 and Ai Weiwei’s Appeal ¥15,220.910.50,

Filmography

  • Beijing 2003
    2004
  • Beijing: Chang'an jie yan xian
    2004
  • Beijing: San huan li jiao qiao
    2005
  • Beijing: Er huan lu
    2005
  • Tong hua
    2008
  • Lao ma ti hua
    2009
  • Fei chang bao qian
    2010
  • Fei chang yi han
    2012
  • Eerduosi 100
    2012
  • Xi mei
    2013
  • Ping'an yueqing
    2013
  • Ai Weiwei's Appeal ¥15,220,910.50
    2014
  • Human Flow
    2017

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