Ai Weiwei Hon RA (b. 1957)

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.


Honorary RA

Born: 1957 in Beijing, China

Nationality: Chinese

Elected Hon RA: 26 May 2011

Gender: Male

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

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