Ai Weiwei

CURRICULUM


1957
Born in Beijing
Lives and works in Beijing, China

Selected Activities

2013
Curator of the exhibition Fuck Off 2, Groninger Museum

2012
Subject of the 2012 documentary film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman, which received the Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
The self-surveillance project, WeiWeiCam, a live 24-hour online feed from his house and studio, was shut down 46 hours after the site went live by Chinese authorities
Raised 9 million RMB over social media as bail for fabricated tax accusation from the Chinese government

2011
Prohibited from leaving Beijing without permission for one year
Detained at the Beijing Capital International Airport, imprisoned without reason for 81 days
Studio was searched and the hard drive from the main computer taken away
Co-curator of the exhibition Shanshui, The Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
TED 2011 conference speaker, Long Beach, California
Member of Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
Guest professorship at Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo, Norway/ Beijing, China
Jury member for UN Human Rights logo
Co-director of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Shanghai studio was demolished in a surprise move by the local government on January 11th

2010
Placed under house arrest for two days by the Chinese police in order to prevent the planned party marking the forthcoming demolition of his newly built Shanghai studio
Jury member for Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev, Ukraine
Selection of blog entries was published in Chinese, publications in English, German, Italian followed
Design for Comme de Garcons Aoyama Store, Tokyo, Japan
Digital Activism in China: A discussion with Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter) and Richard MacManus, The Paley Media Center, New York, U.S.
International Culture festival Litcologne, talk with Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller, in Cologne, Germany

2009
Stage design for Theater Bremen
Suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage, which according to doctors was linked to the police attack
Beaten by the police for trying to testify for Tan Zuoren, a fellow investigator of negligent construction and student casualties during the Sichuan earthquake
Blog shut down by Chinese authorities in May after names of victims and numerous articles documenting the Sichuan Earthquake investigation were published
2,700 posts, thousand of photographs and millions of comments were deleted by authorities
Co-curator of the exhibition The State of Things. Brussels / Beijing, exhibited at Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium and the National Art Museum, Beijing, China
Conducted an investigation aiming to compile a list of students killed in the Sichaun earthquake by 12 May 2009, the earthquake's first anniversary. As of 14 April 2009, the list had grown to 5,385 names.

2008
“Citizens’ Investigation” project, researching information about students who died in the Sichuan earthquake.
Investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the collapse of so-called "tofu-skin schools" in the Sichuan Earthquake on May 12th, 2008
Curator of the architecture project Ordos 100

2007
Participation in Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany. For his project “Fairytale” he  invited 1001 Chinese citizens to Kassel
DLD (Digital-Life-Design) Conference speaker

2006
Speaker at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2006: Innovation and Design Strategy

2005
Invited by the biggest internet platform in China (Sina.com) to start blogging
Co-curator of the exhibition Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the USA.

2003 – 2008
Commissioned to design the Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Stadium together with Herzog & de Meuron, finished construction in 2008.

2003
Founded the architecture studio FAKE Design, Beijing.

2002
Curator of the project Jinhua Architectural Art Park, Jinhua, China.

2000
Co-curator of the exhibition Fuck Off, in Shanghai, together with Feng Boyi.

1999
Moved to Caochangdi in the northeast of Beijing and build the studio house, his first architectural project.

1997
Co-founder and Artistic Director of China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing.

1994 - 1997
Published Black Cover Book (1994), White Cover Book (1995) and Grey Cover Book (1997).

1993
Returned to Beijing.

1981 - 1993

Lived in USA, mainly New York.
1982 Parsons School of Design, New York.

1978
Enrolled at the Beijing Film Academy.
Member of the avant-garde art group the Stars.

1957
Born in Beijing, China.

Selected Awards and Honors

2012
Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent of the Human Rights Foundation
Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts Honorary Degree
Elected as Foreign Member of Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden
Honorary fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK
The International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Award

2011
TIME Magazine Person of the Year 2011, Runner-up
Wall Street Journal Innovators Award (Art)
Foreign Policy Top Global Thinkers of 2011, rank 18
The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Award for Courage
The Art Review Power 100, rank 1
Membership at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
The 2011 TIME 100
The Wallpaper* 150
Honorary Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Skowhegan Medal for Multidisciplinary Art, New York, NY, USA

2010
Honorary Doctorate Degree, Faculty of Politics and Social Science, University of Gent, Belgium.
The Prism of Reason, Kassel Citizen Award, Kassel, Germany
The Art Review Power 100, rank 13
Wallpaper Design Award Best New Private House for Tsai Recidence

2009
GQ Men of the Year 2009, Moral Courage (Germany)
The Art Review Power 100, rank 43
International Architecture Awards for Tsai Recidence, Anthenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago, USA

2008
Chinese Contemporary Art Awars, Lifetime Achievement

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

2014

Ai Weiwei, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA Ai Weiwei – Disposition, collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Zuecca Project Space, Giudecca and Chiesa Sant’Antonin, Venice, Italy
Ai Weiwei - Circle Of Animals / Zodiac Heads, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA; Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas, USA; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Skovvej, Denmark
Ai Weiwei – Interlacing, MIS – Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brasil
Ai Weiwei – Resistance and Tradition, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain

2012
Ai Weiwei, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
Forge, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
New York Photographs 1983-1993, Ernst Museum (in collaboration with Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin | Beijing), Budapest, Hungary
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei: According to What?, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA
Perspectives: Ai Weiwei, The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Ai Weiwei: Zodiac Heads/ Circle of Animals: Gold, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA
A Living Sculpture, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA (Travelling Exhibition)
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, New Jersey
Ai Weiwei, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy
Ai Weiwei: Five Houses, Architecture Center Houston, Houston, TX
Interlacing, Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway (Travelling Exhibition)
Ai Weiwei, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Interlacing, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Ai Weiwei, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, Hermann Park, Houston, Texas (Travelling Exhibition)
Sunflower Seeds, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

2011
Louisiana Contemporary: Ai Weiwei, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Ai Weiwei: Absent, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Dropping the Urn, ceramics 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Art | Architecture, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, Asia Society, New York, NY, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Interlacing, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Interlacing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Circle of Animals, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Circle of Animals, Somerset House, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Circle of Animals, Pulitzer Fountain, New York, NY, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Ai Weiwei, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Sunflower Seeds, Kunsthalle Duchamp, Cully, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Ai Weiwei - Teehaus, Museen Dahlem, Berlin

2010
Ai Weiwei, Faurschou Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cube Light, Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
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

2009
Ai Weiwei, Friedman Benda, New York, New York, 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

2008
Ai 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

2007
Fragments, Art Unlimited, Art 38 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Traveling Landscapes, AedesLand, Berlin, Germany

2006
Fragments, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China

2004
Ai Weiwei, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Ai Weiwei, Caermersklooster - Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, Belgium
Ai Weiwei, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA

2003
Ai Weiwei, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

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

1982
Ai Weiwei, Asian Foundation, San Francisco, USA

Group Exhibitions

2013
28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Collection, Miami, USA
中 (Middle), Not Vital Foundation, Ardez, Switzerland
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
When now is minimal, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
EMSCHERKUNST.2013, Duisburg, Dinslaken, Oberhausen, Essen, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Back to Earth. Von Picasso bis Ai Weiwei – Die Wiederentdeckung der Keramik in der Kunst, Herbert- Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
55th Venice Biennial, German Pavilion
Moving: Norman Foster On Art, Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France Duchamp and / or / in China, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
Yes, naturally. How art saves the world, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag, Netherlands
China China, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev


2012

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 and the City, Zürich, Switzerland
太平天國/Taiping Tianguo, A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh, and Martin Wong in New York, Para/Site art space, New York, USA
Print/Out, MoMA, New York, USA
Art+Press, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

2011
Measuring the World, Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Kunstmuseum Graz, Graz, Austria
The Art of Deceleration, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
liberalis. regarding freedom. a dance of understanding, Kunst + Projekte, Sindelfingen, Germany
Re-writing Worlds, Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
liberalis, Kunst + Projekte, Sindelfingen, Germany
Pure clay + contemporary clay, RH gallery, New York, USA
DaringDesign, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Art Parcours in St. Alban-Tal, St. Alban, Switzerland
You All Fell For My Act, MAMA, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Shanshui, The Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
The Divine Comedy, Harvard Art Museums, Boston, USA
The Magic of Clay, Gl Holtegaard Modern Art, Gl Holte, Denmark
The Last Freedom, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
Art Stage Singapore 2011, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, MoMA, New York, USA
Six Room, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York City

2010
29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
Passages: Travels in Hyperspace, LABoral Centre of Art and Industrial Creation, Gijon, Asturias, Spain
Of Cabbages and Kings, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, USA
The Big Bang, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Une Idee, une Forme, un Entre – Poesie/Politique du corporel, Migrosmuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
The Flower of May, Gwangju Museum of Art and Kunsthalle Gwangju, Gwangju, SouthKorea
Taking a Stance, 8 Critical Attitudes in Chinese and Dutch Architecture and Design, OCAT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Regionale 10, Liezen, Austria
Presidio Habitats, Presidio, San Francisco, USA
The Problem of Asia, Chalk Horse, Sydney, Australia
Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall, Salle Davel, Cully, Switzerland
Lost and Found, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
Rem(a)inders, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Acconci Studio + Ai Weiwei: A Collaborative Project, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Taking a Stance, 8 Critical Attitudes in Chinese and Dutch Architecture and Design, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
Taking a Stance, 8 Critical Attitudes in Chinese and Dutch Architecture and Design, Dutch Cultural Center, Shanghai, China (Travelling Exhibition)
The State of Things – Contemporary Art from China and Belgium, Brussels/Beijing, National  Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Target Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Taking a Stance, 8 Critical Attitudes in Chinese and Dutch Architecture and Design, Dutch Culture Center, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China (Travelling Exhibition)
Radical Conceptual, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Other Than Beauty, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, USA

2009
Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Fascination with the Foreign: China – Japan – Europe, The Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Garbage, AfterGallery, projectroom, Moscow, Russia
Attitude, Shit-art Center, Zhengzhou, China
Pete and Repeat – the works from the Zabludowicz Collection, 176, London, UK
Void of Memory, Kimusa of Platform 2009, Seoul, Korea
Fairytale, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
I want to talk to you, T.art Center, Beijing, China
The Big World: Recent Art from China, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA
Map Games: Dynamic of change, Center for Contemporary Arts (CAOS), Terni, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
United Technologies, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland
The Making of Art, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Action – Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem,  USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Summer Group Show, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, USA

2008
Earthquake, Art Channel, Beijing, China
China: Construction / Deconstruction - Chinese Contemporary Art, Museu de Arte de São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil
Out there: Architecture Beyond Building, Biennale Arcitecture, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy
Liverpool Biennial International 08: Made Up, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Super Fengshui: UCCA Site Commissions, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Reconstruction  # 3. The Artists Playground, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK
China Power Station: Part III. Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Branded and on Display. Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Branded and on Display. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Branded and on Display. Salt Lake City Art Center. Salt Lake City, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Hypallage –The Post-Modern Mode of Contemporary Chinese Art, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Half-Life of a Dream – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Selections from the Hara Museum's Permanent Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
China. The City exp(l)osed, Institut Francais d'Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France
Map games: Dynamic of change, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China(Travelling Exhibition)
China Gold – Chinese Contemporary Art, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
Interval of Silence, RedStar Gallery, Beijing, China
Body Media, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (Travelling Exhibition)
Delirious Beijing, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Community of Tastes, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
New Vista – The Phenomenon of Post-Tradition in Contemporary Art, White Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Body Media, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
Red Aside: Chinese Contemporary Art of the Sigg Collection, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
The Real Thing. Contemporary Art from China, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)

2007
A Vista of Perspectives, Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Origin Point: Star Star Group. Retrospective Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
EI – Entity Identity – Beijing Series. Western Concepts – Chinese Drafts, Stedelijk Museum s' Hertogenbosch, MB 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Fortunate Objects: Selections from the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA
Inspired by China – Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions, Museum of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, USA
China Now, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Get It Louder, SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, China
Something New Pussycat, Klara Wallner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Energies – Synergy, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
Chinese Video: Chord Changes in the Megalopolis, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
Contemporary Art Exhibitions of Kogo Art Space, Kogo Art Space, Hangzhou, China
Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art from China – Collection Uli Sigg, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
China Welcomes you... Desires, Struggles, New Identities, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
The Year of the Golden Pig – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork University College, Cork, Ireland
Money, Beijing Today Gallery, Beijing, China
Forged Realities, UniversalStudios, Beijing, China
The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Project We are the future, 2nd Moskow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Centre Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
Branded and on Display, Kannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Branded and on Display, Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Wichita, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
What about sculpture? Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

2006
Art in Motion – Chinese Contemporary Art meets BMW Art Cars, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
This Is Not For You – Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Detours. Tactical Approaches to Urbanization in China, Eric Arthur Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
China now. Faszination einer Weltveränderung, Sammlung Essl, Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg / Vienna, Austria
Mahjong – Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
MoCA Envisage / Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
The 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
Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
China Power Station I, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
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
Misleading Trails, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Misleading Trails, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Misleading Trails, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Cityscapes 'Beijing Welcomes You'. Ein Stadtmodell von Lu Hao sowie Fotografien von Ai Weiwei, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Inspired by China – Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
China Contemporary. Architecture, Art and Visual Culture, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Black and Blue, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Antique Modernity – Breaking Traditions, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
2006 Beaufort Outside, Museum of Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
China zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft / Between Past and Future – New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA

2005
The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Misleading Trails, Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Misleading Trails, Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Misleading Trails, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Misleading Trails, Altgeld Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK  (Travelling Exhibition)
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA  (Travelling Exhibition)
Xianfeng! Beeldhouwkunst von de Chinese avant-garde / Chinese Avant-Garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Convergence at E116'/N40, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland  (Travelling Exhibition)
1st Monpellier Biennial of Chinese Contemporary Art, Montpellier, France
Cina. Prospettive d'Arte Contemporanea / China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Provincia di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
Herzog & de Meuron. An Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK
No 250. An Exhibition. Beauty and Waste in the Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2004
Silknet – Emerging Chinese Artists, Galerie Urs Meile Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Persona3, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
Le Printemps de Chine, CRAC ALSAC, Altkirch, France
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center Brown University, Providence, USA
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA  (Travelling Exhibition)
Regeneration. Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA  (Travelling Exhibition)
Piss Off, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, USA
The 9th International Architecture Exhibition, The Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Misleading Trails, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
On the Edge – Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
Chinese Object: Dreams & Obsessions, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Museum of Contemporary Art Printemps Chicago and The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA (Travelling Exhibition)
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, New York, USA  (Travelling Exhibition)
Modern Style in East Asia, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
Herzog & de Meuron. No 250. Eine Ausstellung, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

2003
New Zone - Chinese Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
A Strange Heaven. Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Junction. Chinese Contemporary Architecture of Art, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2002
Cement – Marginal Space in Contemporary Art, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
China - Tradition und Moderne, Museum Ludwig Galerie Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Art from a Changing World, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hoevikodden, Norway
1st Guangzhou Triennale 2002, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2001
Take 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

2000
Fuck off, EastLink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups, BizArt, Shanghai, China
Our Chinese Friends, ACC Galerie and Galerie der Bauhaus-Universität (in collaboration with Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne), Weimar, Germany

1999
Innovations 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
Concepts, Colors and Passions, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China

1998
Double Kitsch: Painters from China
, Max Protetch, New York, USA

1997
A Point of Contact. Korean, Chinese, Japanese Contemporary Art, Daegu Art & Culture Hall, Daegu, Korea

1996
Begegnung mit China, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

1995
Configura 2 - Dialog der Kulturen, Angermuseum, Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany
Change-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Goteborg Museum, Goteborg, Sweden

1993
Chinese Contemporary Art – The Stars 15 Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1989
The Stars: Ten Years, Hanart Gallery, Hongkong  (Travelling Exhibition)
The Stars: Ten Years, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan  (Travelling Exhibition)
The Stars: Ten Years, Paris, France  (Travelling Exhibition)

1987
The Star at Harvard: Chinese Dissident Art, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Avant-Garde Chinese Art, Albany University Art Museum, New York, USA (Travelling Exhibition)

1986
Seven Chinese Artists, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Avant-Garde Chinese Art, Vassar College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
China's New Expression, Municipal Gallery, New York, USA
   
1980
The second Star Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1979
The first Star Exhibition, outside the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Architectural Works

2012
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed in collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, London, UK (constructed)
Urban Folly, Gwangju, Korea (under construction)

2010
Sanctuary, Ruta del Peregrino, Mexico (constructed)
Contemplating the Void” Guggenheim Competition, New York, USA (unrealized)

2009
The Guest House (Tsai Residence), in collaboration with HHF, New York, USA (constructed)
Olympic Tower Competition, London, UK (unrealized)
Kunstmuseum Extension Competition, in collaboration with HHF, Basel, Switzerland (unrealized)

2008
The Dog House, Tokyo, Japan (unrealized)
53 Caochangdi, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)
Red Grey Village (211 Caochangdi), in collaboration with SKA Architects, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (partially constructed)
Ten Cubes, in collaboration with SKA Architects, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Li Jiang Studio, Lijiang, Yunnan, China (constructed)
Kerry Center Interior (Hanhai Auction House), Beijing, China (constructed)
Jiading Malu (Shanghai Studio), Shanghai, China (constructed, destroyed)
Ding Yi Studio, Shanghai, China (constructed, destroyed)
Curator, urban planning, landscape design of  Ordos 100, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China (under construction)
Alexander Ochs Gallery Interior, Berlin, Germany (unrealized)

2007
Lage Restaurant, Shanghai, China (constructed)
The Great Pyramid, Dessau, Germany (unrealized)
Seventeen Studios, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)
Fairytale 1,001 Dormitory, Kassel, Germany (constructed, temporary)
Undercover Villa, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China (constructed)
Naga Interior Design, in collaboration with EXH, Beijing, China (constructed)
Red No. 1 Art Galleries, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)
Liu Xiaoning Film Studio, Beijing, China (constructed)

2006
Jinhua Five-Hundred Islands in Conjunction Master Plan, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (unrealized)
Art Farm, in collaboration with HHF, New York, USA (constructed)
China Blue Gallery, Beijing, China (constructed)
Gallery unter den Linden Interior, Berlin, Germany (unrealized)
Left Right Studio (Rennovation), Beijing, China (constructed)
Curator Left Right Art District, Beijing, China (constructed)
Music Nation Studio, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Jiangnanhui, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)
Kunming Art Valley, Kunming, Yunnan, China (unrealized)
National Art Museum of China Extension (Competition #2), in collaboration with CADG, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Courtyard House (Ma Jia), Beijing, China (constructed)
Artist Studio (Concept Design), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (unrealized

2005
Cola House, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Tsai Residence, in collaboration with HHF, New York, USA (constructed)
National Art Museum of China Extension (Competition #1), in collaboration with CADG, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Shulang Factory, Yantai, Shandong, China (constructed)
Courtyard 104 (Galerie Urs Meile), Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)
Haikou Villa, Hainan, China (unrealized)
Memorial for Mountain Climbers, Huangshan, Anhui, China (unrealized)
Guiyan Residential Planning, Kunming, Yunnan, China (unrealized)
Club House of Water Villa, Lijiang, Yunnan, China (unrealized)
Tree House, Lijiang, Yunnan, China (constructed)
Bian Bian Shopping Street, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China (unrealized)

2004
Ying Cai Tower, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Qingdao Creative Media Institute of Beijing Film Academy, Qingdao, Shandong, China (unrealized)
Courtyard 105, Beijing, China (constructed)
Go Where? Restaurant, Beijing, China (constructed)
Cuo House, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Neolithic Pottery Museum, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Jinhua Architectural Art Park, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
National Museum of China (competition), in collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Nine Boxes, Beijing, China (constructed)
Artist Residence (Hai Bo), Songzhuang, Beijing, China (constructed)
Showroom for Courtyard on the Canal, Beijing, China (constructed)
Six Rooms, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (constructed)
Landscape Design of National Stadium, Beijing, China (unrealized)
China Merchant’s Office Tower, Beijing, China (constructed)
Guang Han Tang Architectural Design, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Ya Bar (space design), Beijing, China (constructed)
Shanghai Pudong Crowne Plaza Hotel (Renovation), Shanghai, China (constructed)

2003
Songshan Lake Culture and Exhibition Center, Dongguang, Guangzhou, China (unrealized)
Beijing Rui Cheng Central Plaza, Beijing, China (unrealized)
Commercial and Cultural Center of Jingdong New District, in collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (unrealized)
Landscape Design of Ai Qing Middle School, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Beijing Airport Restaurant, Beijing, China (unrealized)

2002
Shi Guangnan Music Plaza, Jinhua, China (unrealized)
“European Classic” Studio Sample Room, Beijing, China (constructed)
Qingdao Kylin Hot Spring Villa, Qingdao, Shandong, China (constructed)
Anter Automotive Factory, Huaiyin, Jiangsu, China (constructed)
Landscape Design of Yiwu River Bank, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Landscape Design of Ai Qing Cultural Park, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Ai Qing Memorial, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China (constructed)
Shanghai University of Visual Art, Shanghai, China (unrealized)
National Stadium, in collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron, Beijing, China (constructed)

2001
Non-Talking Porch, Beijing, China (constructed)
Landscape Design Commune by the Great Wall, Beijing, China (constructed)
Boao Villa, Haikou, Hainan, China (unrealized)
Bar Jia 55, Beijing, China (constructed, demolished)

2000
In Between: Installation, SOHO, Beijing, China (constructed)
Landscape Design of SOHO, Beijing, China (constructed)
China Art Archives and Warehouse, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)

1999
Ai Weiwei Studio, Caochangdi, Beijing, China (constructed)