From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Mr. Ai uses a wide range of media to express new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Recent exhibitions include “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” with the Public Art Fund in New York City; “Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; “Maybe, Maybe Not” at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; “Law of the Journey” at the National Gallery, Prague; “Ai Weiwei. Libero" at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; “translocation–transformation” at 21er Haus, Vienna; and “Ai Weiwei" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Born in Beijing, Mr. Ai currently lives and works in Berlin where he is the Einstein visiting professor at Berlin University of the Arts. He is the joint recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience award from Amnesty International, and the inaugural Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation in 2012.
Mr. Ai’s first feature-length documentary, “Human Flow,” received its world premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival in 2017.
He has collaborated with Ai Weiwei on several projects, including the public art installation Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2010). Warsh is a former member of the Contemporary Arts Council of the Asia Society and the Contemporary Arts Committee of the China Institute.
He has also served on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, China; the Alliance for the Arts; and the Getty Museum Photographs Council. He is currently on the board of Muse Film and Television and is a member of the Basquiat Authentication Committee.
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