Installation, photography, ceramic art, scupture, video.
Documentary, photography, video/film, ceramic
Ai Weiwei is a blogger, an architect and a curator but he is most known for being a dissident and one of the most provocative artists of our time. After denouncing government corruption and lack of respect for human rights and freedom of speech in China, he was arrested, beaten, placed in isolation and forbidden to travel.
His activism has gone hand in hand with his artistic career and he has continued to produce work testifying to his political beliefs while at the same time making plenty of room for creativity and experimentation.
He is also remarkably known for his documentaries, Ai Weiwei: never sorry, Human flow and Coronation.
“When I was a small boy, my father used to tell me about his time in jail. He almost died of pneumonia but he was always a positive man. I think I always felt jealous of him for his experience in jail. It was so important to him: it made him a great poet. And when I suddenly found myself sitting in a cell, I think I was a bit relieved. I thought: ‘Now at last, I am like you. I will use this time like you did.’ So, I memorised every crack in the ceiling, every mark on the wall. I am an artist and an architect, so I have a good memory for these things.”
2019|Toronto.ca|GARDINIER MUSEUM| Ai Weiwei: Unbroken
2019|Mexico city.mx| MUAC|Resetting Memories
2019|DüsseldorfDE|Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen| Wo ist de Revolution?
2019|Rio de Janeiro, BR| CCBB|RAIZ
2018|Marseille.fr| Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations |Fan-fan
2018| Santiago, CN| CORPARTES| Inoculation
2018| Los Angeles, US|Marciano Art Foundation |Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
2018| Doha,QA|Garage Gallery, Fire Station |Laundromat
2017| New York, US|Public Art Fund NYC|Good Fences Make Good Neighbours
2017| Copenhagen, DK| Charlottenborg Kunsthal |AI WEIWEI: SOLEIL LEVANT
2017|Palermo, IT|ZAC| Odyssey
2016| Florence, IT|Palazzo Strozzi|Ai Weiwei. Libero
2016| Cuenca, ES|Cuenca Cathedral |S.A.C.R.E.D.
2016| Cambridge, UK| The Heong Gallery|Cubes and Trees
2016| Paris, FR | Bon Marché| Er Zi, Air de Jeu
2015| Copenhagen, DK | Faurschou Foundation | Ruptures
2015| Melbourne, AU|National Gallery of Victoria | Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei,
2015| Beijing, CN|Chambers Fine Art |Ai Weiwei
2015| Beijing, CN | Galleria Continua |Ai Weiwei
2015| London, UK| Royal Academy | Ai Weiwei
2014| Munich, DE| Pinakothek der Moderne| Sunflower Seeds,
2014| Metro Manila, PH | Ayala Museum, Makati City | Baby Formula
2014|Vienna, AT| Christine König Galerie | ,Ai Weiwei
2013|,Seville, ES | Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (CAAC)|Ai Weiwei. Resistance and Tradition
2013|Miami, FL, US| Perez Art Museum Miami | According to What?
2013|Venice, IT| Hotel Bauer| Ai Weiwei: Screening Room
2012|Paris.fr |JEU DE PAUME MUSEUM| entrelacs
2010| london.uk| TATE MODERN| Sunflower Seeds2010|San Hua
1978 | Beijing fil Academy
1981 | Parsons school of design
Currently living in Cambridge
2015-2019 |Works and lives in Berlin
1957| born in Beijing
2017|Fair Play Cinema Award – Special Mention
2017|CICT-UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award
2017|Human Rights Film Network Award – Special Mention
2017|Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola Award – Cinema for UNICEF|Human flow
2017|Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award|Human flow
2017|Golden lion | Human flow
2013 |prize of « the spirit of independence |independant film festival of Pekin|Ping’an Yueging
2013| Artistic excellence award
2012 |the 3rd place, 100 most powerfule figures of contemporary art , artreview
2012|Rang honorable |institut Pratt
2012| Václav Havel Prize for his Dissident Creation
2010 |the first place , 100 most powerful figures of contemporary art |artreview
2010|design price | Prize for the Best New Private Residence for Residence Tsai
2010|citizen kassel price | the prism of reason
2008| lifetime Achievement price |Chinese contemporary art price
Artist proposal by Safa Attyaoui | TASAWAR curatorial studios 2020