Ai Weiwei is a contemporary, extremely versatile Chinese artist who uses a diverse number of mediums to express his artistic vision. A active member of the human rights movement in China, Ai Weiwei spent his childhood years confined to Chinese labor and reeducation camps, after his father, artist Ai Quing, was denounced by the Chinese government as a 'Rightest.' After the families release from the work camps, Ai Weiwei studied animation at the Beijing Film Academy. Later, Ai Weiwei moved to New York City, where he befriended and was influenced by artist such as Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Michael Duchamp. While living in New York City, he drew street portraits to support himself financially. He studied at the Parsons School of Design and the Art School League of New York. Today, Ai Weiwei continues to be harassed by the Chinese government because of his involvement in the human rights movement. Artistically, he has expanded from the visual arts to also include such mediums as music and photography. Less
Ai Weiwei is a contemporary, extremely versatile Chinese artist who uses a diverse number of mediums to express his artistic vision. A active member of the human rights movement in China, Ai Weiwei spent his childhood years confined to Chinese labor More
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