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Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist who helped create Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium, Director of "Human Flow"

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 Ai Weiwei Biography

Every day, as his every move is monitored in Beijing, Ai Weiwei does not silently suffer the blows of being an enemy of the Communist Party. Ai has rechanneled his work and fame (he helped create Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium) into a bravura series of life-as-art moments that have made political defiance in China cool rather than just dangerous. After the government gave him a dubious $2.4 million tax bill, his online followers paid $1.4 million of it, and because not-for-profit donations are largely illegal in China, Ai sent the donors IOUs, which themselves became sought-after artworks. When the government set up surveillance cameras around his home, he set up his own, launching Weiweicam.com. "I have a voice," he says, "and I have a lot to say before going to my grave."

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Weiwei-isms

Weiwei-isms

Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993

Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993

Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)

Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)

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Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist who helped create Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium, Director of "Human Flow"

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Ai Weiwei Biography

Every day, as his every move is monitored in Beijing, Ai Weiwei does not silently suffer the blows of being an enemy of the Communist Party. Ai has rechanneled his work and fame (he helped create Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium) into a bravura series of life-as-art moments that have made political defiance in China cool rather than just dangerous. After the government gave him a dubious $2.4 million tax bill, his online followers paid $1.4 million of it, and because not-for-profit donations are largely illegal in China, Ai sent the donors IOUs, which themselves became sought-after artworks. When the government set up surveillance cameras around his home, he set up his own, launching Weiweicam.com. "I have a voice," he says, "and I have a lot to say before going to my grave."

Ai Weiwei Videos

  • Ai Weiwei: The Internet vs. The Chinese Government
  • Ai Weiwei: The Price of China's Success
  • Ai Weiwei detained. Here is his TED film

Ai Weiwei Books

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  • How to book Ai Weiwei?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ai Weiwei for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ai Weiwei, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ai Weiwei or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ai Weiwei?

    Booking fees for Ai Weiwei, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ai Weiwei, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ai Weiwei?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ai Weiwei for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ai Weiwei for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ai Weiwei or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ai Weiwei or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ai Weiwei is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ai Weiwei for your event is available upon request. Ai Weiwei generally travels from BerlinGermany and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hosain Rahman, Art Peck, Max Levchin, Alli Webb and Sheryl Connelly. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ai Weiwei for an upcoming event.

Ai Weiwei Speaker Videos

  • Ai Weiwei: The Internet vs. The Chinese Government
    Ai Weiwei: The Price of China's Success
  • Ai Weiwei detained. Here is his TED film
    Timelapse of Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles Build - Toronto, 2013 ...
  • Ai Weiwei: Sunflower seeds - YouTube

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