AI WEIWEI

Ai Wei Wei_
N a m e : AI WEIWEI

Born & Lives

1957 Born in Beijing, China
1981-1993 Lived in USA, mainly New York
Lives and works in Beijing, China

Education

1982 Parsons School of Design, New York City, New York, USA
1978 - 81 Animation, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Natural State: Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan, USA
2016 Foundation, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Laundromat, Deitch Projects, NewYork, USA
Roots and Branches, Lisson Gallery, New York, USA; Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Libero, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Around Ai Weiwei: Photographs 1983 – 2016, Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy
S.A.C.R.E.D, Cuenca Cathedral, Cuenca, Spain
Cubes and Trees, The Heong Gallery, Downings College, Cambridge, UK
Overrated, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Er Zi, Air de Jeux, Le Bon Marché, Paris, France
Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animal/Zodiac Heads, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic
Translocation – Transformation, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
2015 Ai Weiwei, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland 
Ai Weiwei, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Ai Weiwei: Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
Ai Weiwei: AB Blood Type, Magician Space, Beijing, China
Ai Weiwei, Tang Gallery, Continua – Beijing, Beijing, China
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, USA
Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
2014 Evidence, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Sunflower Seeds, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, Alcatraz Island, California, USA
New York Photographs 1983 – 1993, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
On the Table, La Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
Blenhiem Palace, Oxfordshire, UK
2013 Ordos, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Perez Art Museum, Miami, US; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Becoming, Galeria Pilar, São Paolo, Brazil
Disposition, 55th Venice Biennale, Collateral Event, Zuecca Project Space, Venice, Italy
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA Baby Formula, Michael Janssen Gallery, Singapore
Resistance and Tradition, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain Interlacing, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil
2012 Ai Weiwei, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Vienna Art Week 2012: Predicting Memories, Ehemaliges K. K. Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria 
Interlacing, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway
REBAR – LUCERNE, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold', Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA, USA
A Living Sculpture, The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands 
Magasin III, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong in New York, Para Site, Hong Kong 
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983–1993, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Ai Weiwei, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy
Perspectives: Ai Weiwei, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
2011 Teehaus, 2009, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Grand Army Plaza, New York, USA; Somerset House, London, UK
Ai Weiwei Absent, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 
Interlacing, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria 
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983–1993, Asia Society Museum, New York City, New York, USA
Fairytale – 1001 Chairs, Olyvia Fine Art, London, UK
Werke aus der Sammlung, Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria 
Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BC–AD 2010), Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Sunflower Seeds, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland 
Interlacing, Foto Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei in New York: Fotografien 1983–1993, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
2010 The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK
Faurschou Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cube Light, Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
A Few Works from Ai Weiwei, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin, Germany
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Hurt Feelings, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Dropping the Urn, Ceramics 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, USA
Ai Weiwei, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA 
Barely Something, Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany 
Dropping the Urn, Ceramics 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Arcadia University Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA
2009 With Milk ___find something everybody can use, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain 
World Map, Gallery Faurschou, Beijing, China
So sorry, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 
Ways Beyond Art, Ivory Press Space, Madrid, Spain 
Four Movements, Phillips de Pury & Company, London, UK 
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2008 Ai Weiwei, Albion Gallery, London, UK
Ai Weiwei, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Ai Weiwei: Under Construction, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Illumination, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Go China! Assen-Groningen: Ai Weiwei, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
2007 Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Traveling Landscapes, AedesLand, Berlin, Germany
2006 Fragments, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China
2004 Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Provinciaal Cultuurcentrum Caermersklooster, Ghent, Belgium
Ai Weiwei, Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
2003 Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
1988 Old Shoes - Safe Sex, Art Waves Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
1982 Asian Foundation, San Francisco, California, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg & M+ Sigg Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern, Germany
Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Landscapes After Rusking: Redefining The Sublime, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT, USA
Towards A Larger World, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Illumination, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Sweden ‘Art from Elsewhere’, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, UK; Towner, Eastbourne, UK
Black Chamber, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
Megacities Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Nervous Systems. Quantified Life and the Social Question, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
CERMIX. Art et Céramique de Rodin á Schütte, Cité de la céramique, Sevres, France; La Maison Rougue, Paris, France
East Asian Video Frames: Shades of Urbanization, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
2015 Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
A New Dynasty: Created in China, ARoS Arhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Ceramix – Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
A Brief History of the Future, The Louvre, Paris, France
Sculpture in the City 2015, London, UK
The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese art from the 1970s to now, The Whitworth, Manchester, UK
When We Share More Than Ever, MKG Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Art from Elsewhere, MIMA, Middlesborough, UK
28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California, USA
The Order of Things: Photography from The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Neu-Ulm, Germany
Go East – The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Hamster Hipster Handy. Under the Spellbound of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Cannibalism? On Appropriation In Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
RARE EARTH, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Atelier Augarten, Vienna, Austria
SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, USA
2014 1 + 1 = 1: When Collections Collide, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
BEYOND STUFF, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Grip friheten! Take Liberty!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
KUB Sammlungs-schaufenster: Neuerwerbungen von Ai Weiwei bis Zobernig, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Genius Loci – Spirit of Place, 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy Trace: Perfomance and its Documents, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Beyond and Between, Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria Ceramix: Ceramic art from Gauguin to Schütte, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
2013 DO IT, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo
New works of painting, photography, sculpture and video, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, Florida, USA
A few things that I know from them, TORRI, Paris, France
Framed, Duddell's, Hong Kong
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
Gwangju Folly II, Gwangju, South Korea
When Now is Minimal: The Unknown Side of the Sammlung Goetz, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
German Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale 2013, Venice, Italy
China China, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
White House Biennial: Exercises On Democracy, Open Case 303, Athens, Greece
New framework: Chinese Avantgarde Photography 1980s-90s, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong
Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters. Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York, NUS Museum, Singapore; SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Beg Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, USA
Poetics of Construction, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
2012 Arsenale 2012, Ukrainian Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Privat, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
No Borders, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK
Lifelike, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
The Art of Deceleration: Motion and Rest in Art from Caspar David Friedrich to Ai Weiwei, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Remember Me, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Ai Weiwei, Wang Xingwei, Ding Yi: Persona 3, Chambers Fine Art, New York City, New York, USA
1st Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
Real Life Stories, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
Zoo, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
2011 You All Feel For My Act, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, Netherlands
4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
The Magic of Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Gl Holtegaard, Holte, Netherlands
I Promise to Love You, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Die Letzte Freiheit: Von den Pionieren der Land-Art der 1960er Jahre bis zur Natur im Cyberspace, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany
Shanshui, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
MMK 1991–2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Vermessung der Welt: Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst’, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
The Art of Deceleration, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Prospect 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA
Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Taking a Stance: 8 Critical Attitudes in Chinese and Dutch Architecture and Design, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2010 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice, Italy
Passages: Travels in Hyperspace, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, Gijon, Spain
The Big Bang, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Une Idée, une Forme, un Être – Poesie/Politique du corporel, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
The Flower of May, Gwangju Museum of Art and Kunsthalle Gwangju, Gwangju, South Korea
Taking a Stance, 8 Critical Attitudes in Chinese and Dutch Architecture and Design, OCAT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai, China
Regionale10, Liezen, Austria
Presidio Habitats, Presidio, San Francisco, USA
The Problem of Asia, Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia
Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall, Davel 14, Cully, Switzerland
Lost and Found, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Rem(a)inders, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
The State of Things. Brussels/Beijing, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Acconci Studio + Ai Weiwei: A Collaborative Project, Para Site, Hong Kong
Until Now: Collecting the New (1960–2010), Target Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
Radical Conceptual, MMK 1, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York, USA
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2009 Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
Fascination with the Foreign: China – Japan – Europe, The Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Garbage, AFTERGALLERY projectroom, Moscow, Russia
Attitude, Shit-art Center, Zhengzhou, China
The State of Things. Brussels/Beijing, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Pete and Repeat: Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Void of Memory, Platform 2009, KIMUSA, Seoul, South Korea
Fairytale, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
I want to talk to you, T.art Center, Beijing, China
The Big World: Recent Art from China, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA Map Games: Dynamic of Change, Centro Arti Opificio Siri, Terni, Italy
United Technologies, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland
Action - Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
The China Project, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2008 Earthquake, Art Channel, Beijing, China
China: Construction / Deconstruction - Chinese Contemporary Art, Museu de Arte de São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil
Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy
Liverpool Biennial International 08: MADE UP, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Super Fengshui, UCCA Site Commissions, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Reconstruction #3: The Artists’ Playground, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
China Power Station: Part III, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Branded and on Display, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, USA; Salt Lake City Art Center, Salt Lake City, USA
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Hypallage: The Post-Modern Mode of Contemporary Chinese Art, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Selections from the Hara Museum's Permanent Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, USA
China: The City exp(l)osed, Institut francais d'Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France
Map Games: Dynamics of Change, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
China Gold – Chinese Contemporary Art, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
Interval of Silence, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China
Body Media, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China; Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Delirious Beijing, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Community of Tastes, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
New Vista: The Phenomenon of Post-Tradition in Contemporary Art, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China
Red aside. Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
2007 6th Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition: A Vista of Perspectives, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Origin Point, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
EI – Entity Identity – Beijing Series. Western Concepts – Chinese Drafts, Stedelijk Museum s' Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Fortunate Objects: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Florida USA
Get It Louder, Soho Shangdu, Beijing, China
Inspired by China: Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions, Museum of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, USA
China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Something New Pussycat, Klara Wallner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Energies – Synergy, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
Chinese Video: Chord Chances in the Megalopolis, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art from China – Collection Uli Sigg, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
China Welcomes You... Desires, Struggles, New Identities, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
The Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork University College, Cork, Ireland
Money, Beijing Today Gallery, Beijing, China
Forged Realities, Universal Studios, Beijing, China
The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
We Are Your Future, 2nd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Centre Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
Branded and on Display, Kannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, USA; Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Wichita, USA
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
What About Sculpture?, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2006 Art in Motion – Chinese Contemporary Art Meets The BMW Art Cars, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU: Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Detours: Tactical Approaches to Urbanization in China, Eric Arthur Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
CHINA NOW - Faszination einer Weltveränderung, Sammlung Essl, Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Germany
Mahjong – Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
MoCA Envisage - Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
15th Biennale of Sydney: Zones of Contact, Sydney, Australia
Territorial. Ai Weiwei und Serge Spitzer, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Altered, Stitched and Gathered, MoMA PS I Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
China Power Station: Part I, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Herzog & de Meuron - No 250. Eine Ausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Fill in the Blanks, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
Busan Biennale 2006, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, South Korea
Misleading Trails, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA; Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, USA; Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, USA
Cityscapes 'Beijing Welcomes You'. Ein Stadtmodell von Lu Hao sowie Fotografien von Ai Weiwei, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Inspired by China: Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
China Contemporary: Architecture, Art and Visual Culture, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Black and Blue, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Antique Modernity: Breaking Traditions, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA 2006 Beaufort Outside, PMMK Museum of Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US’, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA
2005 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Misleading Trails, Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA; Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, USA; University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, USA; Altgeld Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US’, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ; University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, US; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Xianfeng! Chinese Avant-Garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands
Convergence at E116' / N40', Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
1st Montpellier Biennial of Chinese Contemporary Art, Montpellier, France
China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Provincia di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
Herzog & de Meuron: No.250 – An Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK; Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2004 Silknet – Emerging Chinese Artists, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Persona3, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
Le Printemps de Chine, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, Providence, RI, USA; Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA; Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Piss Off!, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan, USA
9th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Misleading Trails, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
On the Edge – Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, New York, USA
Chinese Object: Dreams & Obsessions, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, New York, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, US
Modern Style in East Asia, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
Herzog & de Meuron - No 250. Eine Ausstellung, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland
2003 New Zone - Chinese Art, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Junction - Chinese Contemporary Architecture of Art, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2002 Cement: Marginal Space in Contemporary Chinese Art, Chambers Fine Art, New York City, New York, USA
China: Tradition and Modernity, Museum Ludwig Galerie Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Art from a Changing World, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hoevikodden, Norway
1st Guangzhou Triennial 2002, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2001 Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Tu Mu. Young Chinese Architecture, Aedes Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Take Part I, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
2000 Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups, BizArt, Shanghai, China
Our Chinese Friends, ACC Galerie and Galerie der Bauhaus-Universität (in collaboration with Galerie Urs Meile), Weimar, Germany
1999 Innovations Part I, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
d'APERTutto, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Caermersklooster – Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Ghent, Belgium
Concepts, Colors and Passions, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
1998 Double Kitsch: Painters from China, Max Protetch, New York, USA
1997 A Point of Contact. Korean, Chinese, Japanese Contemporary Art, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Daegu, Korea
1996 Begegnung mit China, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
1995 Configura 2: Dialog der Kulturen, Angermuseum, Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany
Change: Chinese Contemporary Art, Goteborg Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
1993 Chinese Contemporary Art – The Stars: 15 Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989 The Stars: Ten Years, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong; Hanart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Dunkerque, Dunkirk, France; Festival d'Automne de Paris, France
1987 The Star at Harvard: Chinese Dissident Art, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
1986 China's New Expression, Municipal Gallery, New York, USA
Avant-Garde Chinese Art: Beijing/New York, Albany University Art Museum, New York, USA
1980 The Stars, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1979 The Stars, outside the China Art Gallery, Beijing, China; Huafang Studio, Beihei Park, Beijing, China

Awards

2013 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA
ArtReview Power 100, rank 9
St. Moritz Art Masters Lifetime Achievement Award by Cartier
Appraisers Association Award for Excellence in the Arts
Listed among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2013
Amnesty Media Award in June 2013 for the guest-edit in the October 18 issue of The New Statesman
2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent of the Human Rights Foundation
Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts Honorary Degree
Elected as Foreign Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden
Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK
The International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Award
Art Review Power 100, rank 3
2011 TIME Magazine Person of the Year 2011, Runner-up
Wall Street Journal Innovators Award (Art)
Foreign Policy Top Global Thinkers of 2011, rank 18
The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Award for Courage
ArtReview Power 100, rank 1
Membership at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
The 2011 TIME 100
The Wallpaper* 150
Honorary Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Skowhegan Medal for Multidisciplinary Art, New York, USA
2010 Honorary Doctorate Degree, Faculty of Politics and Social Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
The Prism of Reason, Kassel Citizen Award, Kassel, Germany
ArtReview Power 100, rank 13
Wallpaper Design Award Best New Private House for Tsai Residence
2009 GQ Men of the Year 2009, Moral Courage (Germany)
ArtReview Power 100, rank 43
International Architecture Awards for Tsai Residence, Anthenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2008 Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Lifetime Achievement

Public Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Museen Dahlem, Berlin, Germany
Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany
Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York, USA
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA
Tate Collection, London, UK
Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany

Publication

2012 Ai Weiwei Fairytale: A Reader, book, Galerie Urs Meile

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