Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Main Galleries, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £17.60 book online


Major artist and cultural phenomenon Ai Weiwei takes over the main galleries with brave, provocative and visionary works.

Ai became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2010 but this will be the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and it will bridge over two decades of his extraordinary career.

Curated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, the RA will present some of his most important works from the time he returned to China from the US in 1993 right up to present day. Among new works created specifically for our galleries and courtyard will be a number of large-scale installations, as well as works showcasing everything from marble and steel to tea and glass.