Weiwei Ai is active/lives in New York / China. Weiwei Ai is known for performance and conceptual art, installation sculpture.
Biography Weiwei Ai
Ai Weiwei (b.1957)
Born in China to Ai Quin, a famous poet imprisoned for political activities, Ai Weiwei grew up under a communist party regime that he described as offering "no freedom of speech or expression. . . .I found it almost impossible, in those conditions, for individuals to develop self-consciousness or any real awareness of esthetic values." As a result of experiencing much suppression in his native country and of spending 12 years in New York City, where he observed much freedom of expression, Weiwei has devoted his creative life to dealing with social and political issues related to art.
In 1979 and 1980 in Beijing, he participated with paintings in Stars Exhibitions, which involved a group of
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