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1957Born in Beijing, China
CurrentlyLives and works in Beijing, China and Berlin, Germany
2023Ai Weiwei, Tang Contemporary Art
Ai Weiwei: Making Sense, The Design Museum, London, UK
Ai Weiwei: In Search of Humanity, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2022Ai Wei Wei: In Search of Modernity, The Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria
Ai Wei Wei: The Liberty of Doubt, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge
La Commedia Umana, Memento Mori, Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
2021Ai Weiwei: Year of the Ox, Pace Prints, New York, USA
Intertwine, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal
Defend the Future, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA), Seoul,
Trauma: Shooting the Pilitzer+15 Minutes, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
Rapture, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
2020Year of the Rat, Tang Contemporary Art
Purgatory, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin, Germany
History of Bombs, Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Forever Bicycles, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2019Ai Weiwei: Everything is art. Everything is politics, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf
Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis
Ai Weiwei: Roots, Lisson Gallery, London, England
2018Ai Weiwei: Raiz, Oca exhibition space in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil
Ai Weiwei: Cao, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, USA
Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA  
Ai Weiwei: Zodiac, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, USA
2017Ai Weiwei: Inoculation, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentia
Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, Public Art Fund, New York, USA
Ai Weiwei: Soleil Levant, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ai Weiwei: Tyre, Galerie Forsblom, Stockholm, Sweden
2016Ai Weiwei: Exaggeration, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Ai Weiwei: Transformation – Translocation, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Ai Weiwei: Cubes and Trees, The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge, UK
2015Ai Weiwei, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA
Ruptures, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ai Weiwei, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Ai Weiwei, Tang Contemporary Fine Art, Beijing, China
AB Blood Type, Magician Space, Beijing, China
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China 
Beijing 2003, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China 
2014@Large, Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
Ai Weiwei, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Ai Weiwei in the Chapel, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Ai Weiwei, Lisson Gallery, London, England
According to What?, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Evidence, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Sunflower Seeds, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Baby Formula, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Metro Manila, Phillipines 
Ai Weiwei, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria 
2013According to What?, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Ordos, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
Ai Weiwei: Screening Room, Hotel Bauer, Venice, Italy
Baby Formula, Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore, Singapore
According to What?, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Ai Weiwei. Resistance and Tradition, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (CAAC), Seville, Spain
Interlacing, Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil
55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale de Venezia, German Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Disposition, Zuecca Project Space, Complesse delle Zitelle, Giudecca, Chiesa di Sant’ Antonin, Venice, Italy
According to What?, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA
2012Forge, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
New York Photographs 1983-1993, Ernst Museum (in collaboration with Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin|Beijing), Budapest, Hungary
Ai Weiwei, Galleria Continua San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Italy
Ai Weiwei: According to What? Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA 
Perspectives: Ai Weiwei, The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA
A Living Sculpture, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Ai Weiwei, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy
Ai Weiwei: Five Houses,Architecture Center Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Interlacing, Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway
Ai Weiwei, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Interlacing, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France 
Ai Weiwei, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Hermann Park, Houston, TX, USA
Sunflower Seeds, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
2011Louisiana Contemporary: Ai Weiwei, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany 
Ai Weiwei: Absent, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Dropping the Urn, ceramics 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Art|Architecture, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Asia Society, New York, NY, USA 
Interlacing, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria 
Interlacing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland 
Circle of Animals, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA a
Ai Weiwei: Works in the collection, DKM Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Circle of Animals, Somerset House, London, UK
Circle of Animals, Pulitzer Fountain, New York, NY, USA 
Ai Weiwei, Lisson Gallery, Londong UK
Sunflower Seeds, Kunsthalle Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Ai Weiwei - Teehaus, Museen Dahlem, Berlin, Germany
2010Ai Weiwei, Faurschou Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cube Light, Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japann
A Few Works from Ai Weiwei, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin, Germany
The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK
Hurt Feelings, Galerie Christine Koenig, Vienna, Austria
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Dropping the Urn, Ceramic Works 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Ai Weiwei, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Barely something, Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany
Dropping the Urn, Ceramic Works 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Arcadia University Gallery, Glenside, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Mermaid Exchange, Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009Ai Weiwei, Friedman Benda, New York City, NY, USA
With Milk find something everybody can use, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain
World Map, Faurschou Gallery, Beijing, China
So sorry, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
According to What?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ways Beyond Art?, Ivory Press Space, Madrid, Spain
Four Movements, Phillips de Pury, London, UK 
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2008Ai Weiwei, Albion Gallery, London, UK 
Ai Weiwei, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Under Construction, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Campbelltown Arts Center, Sydney, Australia
Illumination, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Go China! Ai Weiwei, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
“Through” and Video Work “Fairytale”,  Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
2007Fragments, Art Unlimited, Art 38 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Squitzerland
Traveling Landscapes, AedesLand, Berlin, Germany
2006Fragments, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China
2004Ai Weiwei, Kunsthalle, Bern, Bern, Switzerland 
Ai Weiwei in Gent, Belgium, Caermersklooster - Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, Belgium
Ai Weiwei, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2003Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
1988Old Shoes, Safe Sex, Art Waves Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1982Ai Weiwei, Asian Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA
2023World Classroom: Contemporary Art through School Subjects, Mori Art
Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2022Enter the Forest, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Super Natural, The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Freedom, The Southbank Centre, London, UK
2021Truc à faire, Galleria Continua, Paris, France
Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2020Inaugural Installations: Kinder Building, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Curators' selection. Summer Exhibition 2020, Royal Academy, London, UK
Facing the Collector - The Sigg Collection of Contemporary Art from China, Castello di Rivoli
Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy
Sky, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands
Unflattening, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
escape routes, Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand
2019Mobile Immobile, Archives Nationales Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, Pierrefitte-sur Seine, France
2018The Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post-Mao Era, Ethan Cohen New York, New York
Gifts for Fine Art Lovers, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017Current stock, 10 Hanover, London, UK
With Love: Unforgettable Gifts for Fine Art Lovers, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Orphans of Painting, Ethan Cohen New York, New York
Artist Skateboards and Skate Decks, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Recent Acquisitions, Faurschou Foundation, Nordhavn
Vintage Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
TASCHEN Store London Claridge’s, TASCHEN, London, UK
Drawings, Prints & Graphic Works by Sculptors, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Fragile State, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv
10H TS, 10 Hanover, London, UK
GLASSTRESS 2017, Fondazione Berengo, Venice
Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s, The Walther Collection, New York, USA
Rare Art Historical Ephemera from our private collection 2017, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York, USA
Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Red Attack, Ethan Cohen New York, New York, USA
2016Mega Cities Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, California, USA
Facing the World: Self Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
2015The 56th International Art Exhibition – All the World’s Future, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Go East, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2014Taiping Tianguo: A History of Possible Encounters, e-flux, New York, USA
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di VeneziaPalazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
State of Emergency, Davidson College, Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson, USA
Beyond and Between, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
2013Ink Art:Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Framed, Duddell’s, Hong Kong
Ground Zero, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar
Island, Dairy Art Centre, London, UK
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada
Emscherkunst 2013, Emscher river, Essen/Ruhr Valley, Germany 
Fuck Off 2, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story, Sheung Wan Civic Centre Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Of Bridges and Borders, Parque Cultural of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
2012Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Kazerne Dossin Museum and Documentation Centre of the Holocaust and of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990, The Swiss National Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Art and the City, Zürich, Switzerland
Art + Press, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2011Liu Wei & Ai Weiwei, Faurschou Gallery, Beijing, China
Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
DaringDesign – Chinese and Dutch Designers with Guts, , Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Art Parcours in St. Alban-Tal, St. Alban, Switzerland
Shanshui, The Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Six Rooms, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
201029th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Acconci Studio + Ai Weiwei: A Collaborative Project, Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong
2009Fairytale, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
2008Liverpool Biennial International 08: Made Up, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2007Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition A Vista of Perspectives, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Origin Point: Stars Group Retrospective Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
Forged Realities, UniversalStudios, Beijing, China
2006The 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Zones of Contact, 15th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Territorial: Ai Weiwei und Serge Spitzer, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Herzog & de Meuron. No 250. Eine Ausstellung, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Fill in the Blanks, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
Busan Biennial 2006, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
2005The 2nd Guangzhou Triennale, Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Herzog & de Meuron. No 250. An Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK
Beauty and Waste in the Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron, , Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004The 9th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
On the Edge – Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
20021st Guangzhou Triennale 2002, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2001Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Tu Mu. Young Chinese Architecture, Aedes Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Take Part I, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2000Fuck Off, EastLink Gallery, Shanghai, China
1999Innovations Part I, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
d’Apertutto, La Biennale di Venezia, 48. Esposizione Internationale d’Arte, Venice, Italy
Modern China Art Foundation Collection, Caermersklooster - Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, Belgium 
1998Double Kitsch: Painters from China, Max Protetch, New York, USA
1993Chinese Contemporary Art – The Stars 15 Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987The Stars at Harvard: Chinese Dissident Art, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA 
1980The Stars. Second Exhibition, National Gallery, Beijing
1979The Stars. First Exhibition, Beijing
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA
Tate, London, UK
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