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Ai Weiwei

Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei
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Profession: Artist and Activist


Why Famous: One of the world's most famous living artists, he has frequently triggered various forms of repression from Chinese authorities through his provocative artworks and political outspokenness.

Born: August 28, 1957
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 2010-11-05 Ai Weiwei is reportedly placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities because of a planned party to mark the demolition of his new studio in Shanghai

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