Ai Weiwei  [ China ]

Biography

Portrait Ai WeiWei
(c) Hartwig Klappert

Guest 2015, 2018, 2019.

Ai Weiwei (born 1957), artist and Artistic Director of CAAW (China Art & Archives Warehouse), lives in Berlin. Weiwei has dedicated himself not only to fine arts, but also to architecture, photography, and filmmaking. In April 2011 he was sentenced to 81 days imprisonment for his support to other human rights activists. After his release, he was forbidden to travel. Weiwei’s travel ban was recently lifted in July of this year. He participated in the 1999 Biennale in Venice and in the 2007 documenta in Kassel.

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