Ai Wei Wei

    Attributes

    • Male

    About the artist

    1957: Was born in Pekin
    2011: ArtReview magazine named Ai number one in their annual Power 100 list

    Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation in China and internationally, Ai Weiwei successfully occupies multiple roles as a conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, publisher and activist.

    Using a variety of formal languages with both traditional and innovative methods of production, Ai links the past with the present and explores the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humour and compassion.

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