Born in Beijing, China, Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. Living in the United States for over a decade, Weiwei studied at the Parsons School of Designs. He studied with artists such as Bruce Dorfman, Knox Martin and Richard Poussette-Dart. He later then dropped out of school and made a living off drawing street portraits.
Ai Weiwei’s visual art includes sculptural installations, woodworking, video and photography. Check out his “Bicycles” installation below along with some other artwork.