Ai Weiwei

Chinese
b. 1957
6 artworks
In 13 collections on Artscapy
£805 — £6,000

Biography

Ai Weiwei, born on August 28, 1957, in Beijing, China, is a renowned contemporary artist and activist currently based in Portugal. His multidisciplinary practice includes sculpture, installation, photography, and documentary filmmaking, often addressing social, political, and cultural issues. Ai's work is characterized by its provocative and subversive nature, frequently critiquing governmental corruption and human rights violations.

Ai gained international recognition with major works like "Sunflower Seeds" (2010), an installation at Tate Modern, and "Straight" (2008-2012), a powerful memorial to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. His art often blends Western conceptual and minimalist traditions with Chinese cultural elements, creating a unique and impactful visual language​

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