Chronologie

1978
Born in Guangzhou, China
1997
Graduated from the Affiliated Middle School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2001
Graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2005
Fellowship: Beijing Case: Culture of the High Speed Urbanism, German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), Germany
Lives and works in Guangzhou

Expositions

2011
Play Time, Lombard Freid Projects, NY
2011
Real Virtuality, The Museum of the Moving Image, NY
2010
EVERYDAY(S), Casino Luxembourg- Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg
2009
Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Fantasy: Cao Fei, Season 5 on PBS
2009
The Girl Effect, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY
2009
Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, NY
2009
Utopia, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (solo)
2009
Premiere of RMB City Opera, a stage performance at Teatro Astra, Turn, Italy at Artissima 2009 (solo)
2009
NO LAB on Tour, Savannah College of Art and Design Lacoste Campus, Lacoste, France
2009
The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, The New Museum, NY
2009
There Goes the Neighborhood, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
2009
The World is Yours, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (Group)
2008 – 2009
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
2008 – 2009
The Possibility of an Island Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
2008 – 2009
THE PRISONER'S DILEMMA CIFO Miami
2008
RMB City, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY
2008
Cao Fei, Le Plateau, Paris, France
2008
Montage: Unmonumental Online, The New Museum, New York, NY
2008
In transition Russia 2008 NCCA Moskau
2007
Brave New Worlds, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2007
China Power Station: Part II, Astrup Fearley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
2007
Everyday Miracles, 52st Venice Biennial, Chinese Pavilion, Venice, Italy
2007
Infiltration and Sound(e)scape, Senda-Espai 2nou2, Barcelona, Spain
2007
Laughing In A Foreign Language, The Hayward Gallery, London, England
2007
Moving Targets Business As Usual / New Video from China / Cao Fei and Yang Fudong, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2007
RED HOT- Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston, TX
2007
World Factory: Resistance and Dreams, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2007
52nd International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2007
Cao Fei: Whose Utopia?, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2007
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France
2007
The Real Thing, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2006
PRD Anti-Heroes, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
2006
SIEMENS Art Project 2006: What Are You Doing Here? Fu Shan OSRAM factory, Guangzhou (solo)
PRD Anti-Heroes, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
2006
HIP HOP, Lombard-Fried Projects, New York (solo)
2006
15th Sydney Biennale, Sydney
2005
Art Basel Miami Beach Art Video Lounge: A Kind of a Portraiture Program, Miami
2005
Exchange Value of Pleasure, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
2005
The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial: BEYOND an Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (cat.)
2005
Tirana Biennale, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania
2005
Trouble with Fantasy, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany
2005
Out of Sight, De Appel Foundation of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland
2005
I Still Believe in Miracles Part II: Derrière I' horizon, Musee d' Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
2005
Domus-Circular (an event organized by an Italian Architecture Magazine 'domus' for Milan International Furniture Fair), San Siro Stadium, Milan
2005
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2005
Emergency Biennale, Palais de Tokyo and Chechnya
2005
1th Moscow Biennial, Mosow, Russia
2005
Yoko Ono’s “Water Event” 2005, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
2005
London Chinese Film Festival 2005 SOAS, University of London, London
2005
3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka
2005
1th Montpellier Biennale, Montpellier, France
2005
Follow Me!: Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millennium, Mori Museum, Tokyo
2005
2th Guangzhou Triennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
2005
Cosplayers, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York (solo)
2004
San Yuan Li, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing (solo)
2004
Do It, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
2004
Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taiwan
2004
Nuit Blanche, Art Public Contemporain, Paris
2004
Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art
2004
Impakt Festival, Netherlands
2004
5th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai
2004
China Moon, Watermill Center 2004 Summer Program, New York
2004
Die Chinesen: Contemporary Photography and Video in China, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2004
A l’Est du Sud de l’Ouest, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Villa Arson Nice, France
2004
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, ICP and Asia Society, New York
2004
Tätig Sein, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. (NGBK), Berlin
2004
China Now, Gramercy Theatre, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2004
Heads & Portraits, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
2004
Feverish Unconscious, Chambers Fine Art, New York

Publications

2007
China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de