Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei has made headlines for more reasons than one – being unfairly jailed and censored by the Chinese government, a lead architect for the Beijing Olympics National Stadium (Bird's Nest), sunflower seed installations worldwide, and an author of multiple art historical books. He's a leading figure in promoting the free speech of contemporary Chinese artists online and offline, even being named the most powerful person in the art world by ArtReview Magazine. He famously said, “We're actually a part of reality, and if we don't realize that we are totally irresponsible.”