Education / Professional Experience
- Seoul National University, Seoul/B.S.
- Graduate School of Seoul National University, Seoul/M.A.
- Technische Universitat Wien, Vienna
1974-1980 Assistant Architect/Space Group of Korea 1981-1982 Designer/Marchart Moebius und Partner, Vienna 1982-1989 Principal/Space Group of Korea 1989-2002 Principal/IROJE Architects & Planners 2003-now Director/IROJE Architects & Planners
1998 Residence Subaekdang, Namyangju 1999 Welcomm City, Seoul 2003 Master Plan of M-City, Beijing 2005 Kyobo Book City Center, Paju
2000 Cultural Award of Kim Swoo Geun Foundation/Welcom m City, Seoul
Korea Architectural Culture Grand Award/Welcom m City, Seoul
2003 Kyunggi Province Architectural Grand Award/Na & Lee Women’s Hospital, Gimpo 2007 Korea Culture and Art Award 2007 Paradise Culture and Art Award
2010 Digital Activism in China: A discussion with Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter) and Richard · MacManus, The Paley Media Center, New York, U.S.
International Culture festival Litcologne, talk with Nobel Prize winner Herta Muller, in Cologne, Germany.
2008 Curator of the architecture project Ordos 100 “Citizen Investigation” project, researching information about the students that died in the Earthquake in Sichuan on May 12th, 2008 2007 participation in Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany.
For his project “Fairytale” he invited 1001 Chinese citizens to Kassel
2003-2008 Commissioned to design the Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Stadium together with Herzog & de Meuron, finished construction in 2008. 2003 Founded the architecture studio FAKE Design, Beijing. 2002 Curator of the project Jinhua Architectural Art Park, Jinhua, China. 2000 Curator of the exhibition Fuck Off, in Shanghai, together with Feng Boyi. 1999 moved to Chaochangdi in the northeast of Beijing and build the studio house, his first architectural project 1997 co-founder and Artistic Director of China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing 1994-1997 Published Black Cover Book (1994), White Cover Book (1995), and Grey Cover Book (1997) 1993 return to Beijing 1981-1993 lived in USA, mainly New York 1982 Parsons School of Design, New York 1978 enrolled at the Beijing Film Academy | Co-founder of the avant-garde art group the Stars 1957 born in Beijing, China
Most Recent Solo Exhibitions
2010 Ai Weiwei, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Barely something, Stiftung DKM, Duisburg, Germany
Dropping the Urn, ceramics 5000 BCE – 2010 CE, Arcadia University Gallery, Glenside, USA
2009 With Milk_find something everybody can use, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain
World Map, Faurschou Gallery, Beijing, China
So sorry, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
According to What?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ways Beyond Art, Ivory Press Space, Madrid, Spain
Four Movements, Phillips de Pury, London, UK
Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs
1983-1993 Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China