Explore the life and work of this renowned visual artist, from details of his childhood through a stop motion story, to a virtual tour of the exhibition “Inoculación”, exhibited in our Foundation in 2018.
In the art of Ai Weiwei, his work is confused with his life. Both go on the same path and one determines the other.
Named in 2011, as the most powerful person in the art world by ArtReview magazine, Ai Weiwei is one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, a unique figure in the international art scene and also a clear dissident of the communist regime of his country.
His father, the renowned poet Ai Quing, who built a relationship of friendship with Pablo Neruda, was denounced in the 50s by the Chinese Communist Party, so Ai Weiwei had to live in exile from a young age with his family.
Through his work, he has explored themes related to oppression and displacement. Calling himself a refugee, the artist has developed a strong empathy for people who had been forced to live as refugees or migrants, turning this situation in one of the central themes of his work.
In 2018, CorpArtes Foundation had the privilege of presenting the first exhibition of Ai Weiwei in Chile, as part of the first itinerancy of his work through Latin América.
Curated by the Brazilian Marcello Dantas, the exhibition included several of his most emblematic works, including installations, sculptures, objects, photographs and videos.
¡Virtually tour his exhibition!
Interview with Ai Weiwei at CorpArtes Foundation
Check out this interview carried out in collaboration with the Center for Humanities of the Diego Portales University and discover intimate details of Ai Weiwei: His creative process, his family, influences and his relationship with Chile.
Catalog of the exhibition “Inoculación”
Explore photographs and essays written by the show’s curator to delve into the life and work of Ai Weiwei.
CHECK OUT THE CATALOGUE HERE.
Stop Motion Story tale: The Little revolutionary
An artist’s mind is often nurtured with curiosity, just like the little ones do.
Go through the life of Ai Weiwei from his childhood, in which he had moments of sadness and hope, all the situations that formed his desire to question reality and show the social problems that surround us.
Find out how a child can change the world.