Ai Weiwei: China鈥檚 Foremost Contemporary Artist 07-16-2004 10:25

鈥淭he bottom line is that you are an individual person; while you are here you鈥檇 better be yourself and speak what you think is right.鈥 These are the words of Ai Weiwei, China鈥檚 foremost contemporary artist. His work leads us scrutinize and raise questions about our society and the lives we live.

1957 born in Beijing

1978-81 Beijing, studies at the Beijing Film Institute

1981 New York, Parsons School of Design and Art Student's League

1981-93 lives and works in New York

1994- Independent artist in Beijing

Solo Exhibitions

1982 Solo Asian Foundation, San Francisco

1988 Old Shoes - Safe Sex Art Waves Gallery, New York


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