Ai Weiwei

Chinese, born 1957

70,054 followers

Ai Weiwei

Chinese, born 1957

70,054 followers

A cultural figure of international renown, Ai Weiwei is an activist, architect, curator, filmmaker, …

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A cultural figure of international renown, Ai Weiwei is an activist, architect, curator, filmmaker, and China’s most famous artist. Open in his criticism of the Chinese government, Ai was famously detained for months in 2011, then released to house arrest. “I don’t see myself as a dissident artist,” he says. “I see …

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£18m, Phillips, 2015
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Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 5 more
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Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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frieze, and 8 more
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Included in a major biennial
Biennale of Sydney, and 3 more
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