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Ai Weiwei Hon RA

Ai Weiwei is an artist. Born in 1957, he currently resides and works in Beijing, China. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions to set up new possibilities and conditions for his audience to examine society and its values.

Recent exhibitions include Evidence at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock UK, and @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz in San Francisco.

A major exhibition of his work, Ai Weiwei is at the Royal Academy from 19 September until 13 December 2015.

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Honorary RA

Born: 1957 in Beijing, China

Nationality: Chinese

Elected Hon RA: 26 May 2011

Gender: Male

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Preferred media: Sculpture, Installation art, Architecture, and Film making

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