艾未未 AI Weiwei

Photo: GAO Yuan
Photo: GAO Yuan

1957年生于北京,是中国当代观念艺术家、建筑设计师,为诗人艾青与高瑛之子。在中小学期间,曾在新疆居住16年,之后返回北京就读北京电影学院,并且曾在1979年参加大陆中国美术馆墙外举办的「第一届星星画展」,可视为早期艺术创作背景之滥觞。 1981年,艾未未前往美国纽约的Parsons设计学院研习,隔年他在旧金山「亚洲基金会」举办首次个展。 1993年艾未未返回中国定居北京,重新进入当时已经成形的当代艺术圈之中。他在当时的中国当代艺术界,最引人注目的是和独立策展人冯博一合作编辑艺术刊物《黑皮书》(1994)、《白皮书》(1995)、《灰皮书》(1999),记录中国当代艺坛的创作动向。

Ai Weiwei (b.1957  Beijing, China) is a Chinese Contemporary artist and activist. Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government’s stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called “tofu-dreg schools” in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2011, following his arrest at Beijing Capital International Airport on 3 April, he was held for 81 days without any official charges being filed; officials alluded to their allegations of “economic crimes”.

艾未未:自助洗衣店

Ai Weiwei: Laundromat, AI Weiwei

艾未未:根与枝干

Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches, AI Weiwei

艾未未同名个展

AI WEIWEI, AI Weiwei