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Cao Fei


Cao Fei - biography


Cao Fei - selected artworks



born1978 in Guangzhou

    lives and works in Beijing




Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

  1997 The Affiliated Middle School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts


solo exhibitions

RMB City, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York

  Cao Fei: Le Plateau, Paris France

Cao Fei: RMB City, Serpentine Gallery, London

2007 Cao Fei: Whose Utopia ? Orange County
Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
  2006 PRD Anti-Heroes, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
    Hip-Hop, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York
    SIEMENS Art Project 2006: What Are You Doing Here?, Fu Shan OSRAM factory, Guangzhou, China
    COSPlayers, Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong
  2005 COSPlayers, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
    COSPlayers, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
  2004 The San Yuan Li Project, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
  2003 Skowhegan Art Residency, Skowhegan, Maine


group exhibitions
2009 There Goes the Neighborhood, MOCA, Cleveland, Ohio
2008 Art is for the spirit: works from the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Montage: Unmonumental Online, The New Museum, New York

  Yokohama Triennale 2008, Tokyo, Japan
2007 World Factory: Resistance and Dreams, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


52nd International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  10th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
    Lyon Biennal, Lyon, France
    The Real Thing, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

China Power Station: Part 1, Battersea Power Station, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

    Panoramica- Ciclo de video: Mascaradas: disfraces, espejos, mascaras, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico

New Photographers 2007, Cannes Lions Festival, Cannes, France

    Singapore Biennale, Singapore

Empire and back, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany

    China Contemporary exhibition, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

Guangzhou: Cantonese Artists in the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

    AllLookSame?, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea


The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

    Joy, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

15th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia


Urbanism, The Center for Art and Median(ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany


Fantasy Landscapes, Asia House, London


Festival of Love: Video Art Series, Asia Society, New York

  2005 Irreality, Para Site, Hong Kong,China
    Zooming into Focus: Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection, Mahjong, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Exchange Value of Pleasure, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea

    Art Basel Miami Beach Art Video Lounge: A Kind of a Portraiture Program, Miami, FL

We Are the World, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Riena Sofia, Madrid, Spain


I still believe in miracles, Part II, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France


Trouble with Fantasy, Kunsthalle Nürnberg


Out of Sight, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam


Get It Louder, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen


Unspeakable Happiness, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico


Parallel Realities: Asian Art Now, The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, Japan


Follow Me!: Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millennium, Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan


1st Montpellier Biennale, Montpellier, France


The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial: BEYOND an Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  2004 Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego

Die Chinesen: Contemporary Photography and Video in China, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

    5th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China

A l'Est du Sud de l'Ouest, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Villa Arson Nice, France

    Tatig Sein, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
    China Now, Gramercy Theatre, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Chine: Generation Video, Maison Européenne de la Photogrqaphie, Paris, France


Out the Window: Spaces of Distraction, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan

  2003 Zooming into Focus: Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection, Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  2002 Chinese Art – The 1st Guangzhou Triennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Media City Seoul The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, South Korea

Pause: The 4th Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju, South Korea

  2001 Living in Time: 29 Contemporary Artists from China, Hamburger Bahnhof Contemporary Art Museum, Berlin, Germany
    The 2nd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art Virtual Future, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  2000 Fuck Off: Uncooperative Approach, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

Leaving the Island, Pusan, South Korea


PhotoEspana 2000, Madrid, Spain




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