Ai Weiwei  (Chinese, 1957) 

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Biografie Ai Weiwei
1957   Born in Beijing, China
1958 - 1978   Resided in Xinjiang, China
1978   Enrolled in Beijing Film Academy
1982   Enrolled in Parsons School of Design
1981 - 1993   Lived in the United States, mostly in New York City
1993   Returned to China
1994   Founded the China Art Archives and Warehouse, Art Director. Beijing, China
2008   Collaborated on design for Bird’s Nest, Beijing National Stadium for 2008 Summer Olympics
2008   Chinese Contemporary Art Award
2010   The Prism of Reason, Kassel Citizen Award, Kassel, Germany
2010   Honorary Doctorate Degree, Faculty of Politics and Social Science, University of Gent, Belgium
2011   Time Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential Figures of 2011
2011   Wall Street Journal Innovators of the Year Award
2011   Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Award for Courage
2012   Pavilion for the London Olympics, collaboration with Herzog and de Meuron, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
2012   Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent
  Lives and works in Beijing, China
Ausgewählte Ausstellungen
2012 - 2013   Ai Weiwei, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark (solo)
2012 - 2013   Fragments, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
2012 - 2013   Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (solo)
2012   Ai Weiwei: Perspectives, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (solo)
2012   Ai Weiwei, Museum de Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands (solo)
2012   Serpentine Pavilion 2012, with Herzog de Meuron, London, England
2012   Art + Press, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2012   Public: Collective Identity: Occupied Space, Contact Festival, Toronto, Canada
2012   Sunflower Seeds, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2011   Ai Weiwei - Sunflower Seeds, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland (solo)
2011   Contemporary Clay: Group Exhibition, RH Gallery, New York, NY
2011   Camulodunum, Inaugural exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester, England
2011   I promise to love you, Caldic Collection, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2011   Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, Pulitzer Fountain, Grand Army Plaza at Central Park, New York, NY(solo)
2011   Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, Somerset House, London, UK (solo)
2011   Ai Weiwei - Interlacing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2011   Shanshui - Poetry Without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art (with Ai Weiwei, Qiu Shihua et al., curated by Ai Weiwei, Peter Fischer & Uli Sigg), Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
2011   The last freedom – From the pioneers of Land-Art of the 1960s to nature in cyberspace, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2010   AAA Talk: Vito Acconci + Ai Weiwei: Artist in Conversation, Agnès b. Cinema, Wanchai, Hong Kong
2010   Ai Weiwei, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010   Ai Weiwei. Barely something, Museum DKM, Galerie DKM, Duisburg, Germany, March 19 - September 20, 2010
2010   The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei - Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
2010   A Few Works From Ai Weiwei, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2010   Acconci Studio + Ai Weiwei, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China
2010   AI Weiwei: Dropping the Urn, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (solo)
2010   Radical conceptual. Positionen aus der Sammlung des MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2009 - 2010   Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
2009   Is there going to be a title?, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009   Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2009   Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China (solo)
2009   Art Summer Hellerau, Festspielhaus Hellerau/Dresden, Germany
2009   The China Project. Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
2009   So Sorry, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009   Photography Art Center, Beijing, China (solo)
2009   Ai Weiwei. Friedman Benda, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Ai Weiwei: Four Movements, Phillips de Pury & Company, London, UK (solo)
2009   The Big World. Recent Art from China, Hall and Yates Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009   Garbage, group exhibition with Anatoly Shuravlev and Ai Weiwei, AFTERGALLERY, projectroom, Moscow, Russia
2008   OUT THERE: Architecture Beyond Building, Biennale Architecture, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2008   Half-Life of a Dream, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2008   Super Fengshui: UCCA Site Commissions, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008   Beijing Map Games. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Birmingham, England
2008   abc art berlin contemporary, Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2008   Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2008   Map Games: Dynamics of Change, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2008   Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2008   Reconstruction # 3. The Artists Playground, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
2008   China. The City exp(l)osed, Institut Francais d'Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France
2008   Under Construction, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Cambelltown Arts Center, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2008   Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
2008   Go China! Ai Weiwei, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands (solo)
2008   Delirious Beijing, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
2008   Community of Tastes - The Inaugural Exhibition Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008   RED Aside: Chinese Contemporary Art of the Sigg Collection, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
2008   The Real Thing. Contemporary Art from China, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
2007   EI – Entity Identity – Beijing Series. Western Concepts – Chinese Drafts, Stedelijk Museum s' Hertogenbosch, MB 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2007   Fortunate Objects: Selections from the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA
2007   Inspired by China – Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions, Museum of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, USA
2007   Branded and on Display, Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Wichita, USA
2007   China Now, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007   Get It Louder, SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, China
2007   Something New Pussycat, Klara Wallner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2007   Energies: Synergy, Foundation DE 11 LIJNEN, Oudenburg, Belgium
2007   Chinese Video: Chord Chances in the Megalopolis, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2007   Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2007   documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
2007   Contemporary Art Exhibitions of Kogo Art Space, Kogo Art Space, Hangzhou, China
2007   Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2007   Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007   Art from China – Collection Uli Sigg, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2007   China Welcomes you... Desires, Struggles, New Identities, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2007   The Year of the Golden Pig – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork University College, Cork, Ireland
2007   Money, Beijing Today Gallery, Beijing, China
2007   Forged Realities, UniversalStudios, Beijing, China
2007   The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2007   We are the Future, 2nd Moskow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Centre Winzavod, Moskow, Russia
2007   Branded and on Display, Kannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
2007   A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
2007   Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
2007   Traveling Landscapes, AedesLand, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006   Fragments, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China (solo)
2006   Antique Modernity – Breaking Traditions, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
2006   2006 Beaufort Outside, Museum of Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
2006   China zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft / Between Past and Future – New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2006   Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA
2006   China Power Station I, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2006   Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2006   Herzog & de Meuron. No 250. Eine Ausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2006   Busan Biennial 2006, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
2006   Misleading Trails, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg; Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD
2006   Cityscapes 'Beijing Welcomes You'. Ein Stadtmodell von Lu Hao sowie Fotografien von Ai Weiwei, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2006   A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
2006   Inspired by China – Contemporary Furnituremakers Expolre Chinese Traditions, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
2006   China Contemporary. Architecture, Art and Visual Culture, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2006   Black and Blue, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Art in Motion – Chinese Contemporary Art meets BMW Art Cars, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2006   This Is Not For You – Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2006   Detours. Tactical Approaches to Urbanization in China, Eric Arthur Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2006   CHINA NOW. Faszination einer Weltveränderung, Sammlung Essl, Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg / Vienna, Austria
2006   Mahjong – Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2006   MoCA Envisage / Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2006   The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
2006   Zones of Contact, 15th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2006   Territorial. Ai Weiwei und Serge Spitzer, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2006   Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, NY
2005   The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2005   Misleading Trails, Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville; Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton; Altgeld Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA
2005   Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
2005   Convergence at E116'/N40', Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
2005   Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2005   A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2005   Mahjong: Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland
2005   1st Monpellier Biennial of Chinese Contemporary Art, Montpellier, France
2005   Cina. Prospettive d'Arte Contemporanea / China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Provincia di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
2005   Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
2005   Herzog & de Meuron. An Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK
2005   Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2005   No 250. An Exhibition. Beauty and Waste in the Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004   Silknet – Emerging Chinese Artists, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2004   Persona3, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
2004   Le Printemps de Chine, CRAC ALSAC, Altkirch, France
2004   Regeneration, Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, Providence, RI
2004   Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, John Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2004   On the Edge – Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
2004   Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2004   Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2004   Caermerklooster - Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultur, Gent, Belgium (solo)
2004   Chinese Object: Dreams & Obsessions, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York, NY
2004   Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Museum of Contemporary Art Printemps Chicago and The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; ICP International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2004   Modern Style in East Asia, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
2004   Herzog & de Meuron. No 250. Eine Ausstellung, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
2003   Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
2003   New Zone: Chinese Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2003   A Strange Heaven: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha, Czech Republic
2003   Junction. Chinese Contemporary Architecture of Art, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2003   Cement: Marginal Space in Contemporary Art, Chamber Fine Arts, New York, NY
2002   Art from a Changing World, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hoevikodden, Norway
2002   1st Guangzhou Triennale 2002, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2002   China - Tradition und Moderne, Museum Ludwig Galerie Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
2001   TAKE PART II, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2001   TU MU. Young Chinese Architecture, Aedes Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2001   TAKE PART I, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2000   Fuck off, EastLink Gallery, Shanghai, China
2000   Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups, BizArt, Shanghai, China
2000   Our Chinese Friends, ACC Galerie and Galerie der Bauhaus-Universität (in collaboration with Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne), Weimar, Germany
1999   Innovations Part I, CAAW, Beijing, China
1999   Exposition China 1999, San Francisco Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999   Innovations Part I, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
1999   d'Apertutto, La Biennale di Venezia, 48. Esposizione Internationale d'Arte, Venice, Italy
1999   Modern China Art Foundation Collection, Caermersklooster - Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, Belgium
1999   Concepts, Colors and Passions, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
1998   Double Kitsch: Painters from China, Max Protetch, New York, NY
1997   A Point of Contact, Korean, Chinese, Japanese Contemporary Art, Daegu Art & Culture Hall, Taegu, Korea
1996   Begegnung mit China, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
1995   Configura 2 - Dialog der Kulturen, Angermuseum, Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany
1995   Change-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Goteborg Museum, Goteborg, Sweden
1993   Chinese Contemporary Art – The Stars 15 Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989   The Star: Ten Years, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
1989   The Stars: Ten Years, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1988   Old Shoes: Safe Sex, Art Waves Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1987   The Star at Harvard: Chinese Dissident Art, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1986   China's New Expression, Municipal Gallery, New York, NY
1986   Avant-Garde Chinese Art, Albany University Art Museum, New York, NY
1982   Asian Foundation, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1980   2nd Star Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1979   1st Star Exhibition, outside the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Selected Public Collections
  Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
  Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
  Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Tate Modern, London, England
  Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
  Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  Saatchi Collection, London, England
Literatur
2007   China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de
2007   Jocks, H-N. (2007). Ai Weiwei. Das Märchen von 1001 Chinesen. Kunstforum International, August-September, Bd. 187, pp. 428-443.
2007   Tinari, P. (2007). A Kind of True Living. Artforum International, Summer 2007. pp. 453-459
2007   Hopfener, B. (2007). Kunst aus China auf der Art Basel. Steigende Nachfrage. Available: http://www.artnet.de/magazine/news/hopfener/hopfener06-14-07.asp. Last accessed 21 June 2007
2007   Frilanz, J. (2007). I Don’t Love Art. www.artnet.de, 08.06.07
2007   Neidhart, C. (2007). Der Chinesentransporter. Weltwoche, 22.07. pp. 74-76
2007   Tobler, K. (2007). Manche hatten nicht mal einen Namen. SonntagsZeitung, 27.Mai 2007, p. 54
2007   Merewether, C. (2007). Ai Weiwei. The Freedom of Irreverence. Art Asia Pacific, 53. pp. 108-111.
2007   Smith, K. (2007). Ai Weiwei. In: Tate Liverpool, The Real Thing. Contemporary Art from China. Liverpool: Tate Liverpool. pp. 30-42.
2007   Mingels, G. (2007). Ein Nest für das neue China. Das Magazin, 15. pp 24-37.
2007   Yao, P. J. (2007). Ai Weiwei. Contemporary Art & Investment, April 2007, pp 22-23.