Cao Fei
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1978 Born in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province,China

1997 Graduated from the Affiliated Middle School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,China

2001 B.F.A., Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou. Lives and works in Guangzhou,Film Project: Guangdong Province,China

2006 Yuannan New Film Project, Yuannan Provincial Teleplay and Film Creation Supervision Panel, Yuannan and Beijing, China

Fellowship program

2005 Beijing Case Culture of the High Speed Urbanism, German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), Germany

Solo Exhibition


SIEMENS Art Project 2006:What Are You Doing Here?,Fu Shan,OSRAM

factory, Guangzhou, China

HIP HOP,Lombard-Freid Project, New York,USA


Cosplayers,Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York,USA

Cosplayers,CourtYard Gallery, Beijing ,China


San Yuan Li,CourtYard Gallery, Beijing,China

Selected Group Exhibition


15th Sydney Biennale,Sydney, Australia


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

Joy,Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

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

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

Tirana Biennale,National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania

Trouble with Fantasy,Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany

Out of Sight,De Appel Foundation of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland

The 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2005,Parallel Realities – Asian Art Now, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Between Past and Future,New Photography and Video from China,The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.

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

China! China!! China!!! Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

I Still Believe in Miracles Part II,Derrière I' horizon, Musee d' Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France

Domus-Circular (an event organized by an Italian Architecture Magazine 'domus' for Milan International Furniture Fair), San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy

Emergency Biennale in Chechnya,A suitcase from Paris to Grosny, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

The 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,Dialectics of Hope, Moscow, Russia

Water Event,(as a part of Yoko Ono: Horizontal Memories), Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

London + China Film Festival 2005,SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), London, U.K.


Past in Reverse,Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, California,USA

Die Chinesen ,Fotografie und Video aus China (The Chinese: Photography and Video from China), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

The 5th Shanghai Biennale,Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai,China

à I' est du sud de I' Ouest / à I' ouest du sud de I' Est (West of the South of the East / East of the South of the West),Sète / Villa Arson, Nice, France

Between Past and Future New Photography and Video From China, International Center of Photography (ICP) and Asia Society, New York,USA

China Now, MoMa Film at the Gramercy Theater, New York,USA

Chine,Generation Video, Maison Européenne de la Photogrqaphie (MEP), Paris, France

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


Paradis Fabriqués,Art Contemporain Chinoise (Fabricated Paradises: Chinese Contemporary Art), Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, Ibos, France

The 10th Biennial of the moving Image,Centre pour I' image contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Zooming Into Focus,Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection, San Diego State University & San Diego Museum of Art, California,USA

Alors,La Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Z.O.U (Zone of Urgency) – The 50th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy


Reinterpretation,A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art – The 1st Guangzhou Triennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale,media_city seoul 2002, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

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

Making China, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York,USA


Living in Time ,29 Contemporary Artists from China, Hamburger Bahnhof Contemporary Art Museum, Berlin ,Germany

Virtual Future: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou,China

The 2nd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art,Berlin ,Germany


Fuck Off,Uncooperative Approach, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai,China

Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival (PICAF),Leaving the Island, Pusan Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pusan, Korea


8th Biennial of Moving Images,Saint-Gervais Geneva, Switzerland

4th Cross-Strait, Hong Kong and Macau Student Film & Video Festival, Hong Kong,China

Video screening,Galerie Büro Friedrich, Berlin,Germany



Barbara Pollack New Talent CHINA—Xu Zhen, Cao Fei, Chi Peng, Modern Painters, Oct, London,U.K.

Lin Zhipeng Precocious Girl—Cao Fei, TOKION Magazine, No.49, Oct, Japan

Kim Dhillon Growing Pains in Guangdong, NY Arts Magazine, Sep-Oct, Vol.10, New York,USA

Bryony Roberts The Lost Generation, NY Arts Magazine, Sep-Oct, Vol.10, New York,USA

Kuroda Raiji Self Expression in MTV generation, The Asahi Shimbun, Sep.15, Japan

Monty Dipietro Follow Me!—Interesting Times in China, The Japan Times, July 13, Japan

Barbara Pollack Russia' s Jump-Start, Art in America, June-July

Nadia Benvides, Codigo, June-July, Issue 27, Mexico

Hou Hanru New New human beings -- on Cao Fei's work, Flash Art, May

I still believe in miracles. Part.II, Apr, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris/ARC, Paris,France

Roberta Smith, Art Review, New York Times, Apr. 9

Barbara Pollack Reviews, Time Out, Mar. New York,USA

Yoko Ono Horizontal Memories, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

The Paris Review. No.173. Spring, Paris,France

Galina Stolyarova The shock of the new, The St.Peterburg Times, February 4

Romilly Eveleigh Painting the Town, The Moscow Times, January 28

Hou Hanru, 1 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Moscow, Russia

Living in Interesting Times A Decade of New Chinese Photography, The Open Museum of Photography, Israel


Hans Ulrich Obrist, Do It, e-flux and Revolver, Frankfurt/Main

Bill Fark Contemporary Asian art exhibit teems with diversity, North County Times, Nov. 24, San Diego,USA

Barbara Pollack The Ties that Bind, Art Review, Nov. New York

Moden Weekly, Alternative Issue 30, Gaungzhou, Nov,China

Impakt Festival 2004 (programme brochure), Netherlands

Past and Reverse Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art,USA

Karen Smith Photography in China From 1949 to the Present, The Chinese: Photography and Video from China, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Float-a Cina Ladder project, Cina Ladder, Guangzhou, Sep

Zhai Yongming New Media, New Experience, Du Shu, Sanlian Bookstore, July

Between Past and Future New Photography and Video from China, ICP and Asia Society, New York,USA

Benjamin Genocchio Conficting Agendas: No Buzz at Venice 2003, Art Asia Pacific, No.38, New York,USA

Alexandra Chang Fresh:6th Generation Chinese Video Artist, Art Asia Pacific, No.41, New York,USA

Holland Cotter Capturing Today's Chinese Culture in Transition, New York Times, June.11, New York,USA

Robert Pincus 'Focus' On China, The San Diego Union Tribune, Nov.20, San Diego,USA

Barbara Pollack Mainland Dreams on Tape. Art in America, No.6, New York,USA

Stop Over Hong Kong, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong,China

Furuichi Yasuko Out the Window, Tokyo,Japan

Jean-Michel Frodon Effervescence à Canton, Cahiers du Cinéma, January, Paris,France

Lars Kwakkenbos, De Standaard, February 5, Belgium


Odile Biec Fabricated Paradises, Le Parvis center d'art contemporain,Ibos/Pau

Geneviève Breerette Le Monde, June.16, France

Jérome Coignard Le Figaro, June.20, France

Brigitte Voykowitsch Die Presse, July.3, Austria

David Barrett Art Monthly, Issue 268, July/August, UK

Zhu Tong The Different Same, Nanjing,China

Clare Manchester Traditions and Contradictions: China, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia 10th Biennial of Moving Images, Switzerland

Wu Wenguang Public Space and Personal Eyes- A New Vision of China, Kampnagel Hamburg, Deutschland

Festival d'Automne à Paris (catalog,Paris,France

Yishu. Art & Collection Group Ltd ,Taipei, June

yann beauvais Chine[s]: Vidéoart et Cinéma Expérimental de Chine Populaire et de Taiwan Paris,France

Zhang Xianmin, Zhang Yaxuan Yige Ren De Yingxiang, Zhongguo Qingnian Chubanshe


Zhu Tong Daydream, Nanjing Museum,China

Liao Wen Women's Art as Part of Contemporary Art since 1990. Reinterpretation A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990-2000), Guangdong Museum of Art,China

Alessandro Amaducci Invideo 2000 (catalog), Milan,Italy

media_city team 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art,Korea

Yang Xiaoyan Kan Yu Beikan De Mingyun. Du Shu, Sanlian Bookstore, June

Huang Du, Bingyi Making China ( World Chinese Publication Company Lt.)


Wang Huangsheng 16th Asian International Art Exhibition, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House

Hou Hanru Living in Time, or Choosing Individual Stand. Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Press, issue 8

Martina Koppel-Yang Living in Time, Shenzhen,China

Feng Boyi The Wan Passion Under the Environment of Monstrous History Culture, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Press, issue 3

Gu Zhenqing Virtual Future, Guangdong Museum of Art


Young Chul Lee, Rosa Martinez, Hou Hanru Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival (catalog) Pusan

Antonia Castano PhotoEspana 2000, Madrid

Chen Tong Shitiaozhe De Zaodong. Filmakers, issue 2, Shenzhen


4th Cross-Strait Hong Kong and Macau Student Film & Vedio Festival (programme brochure)