Cao Fei, (b.1978), artist

Cao Fei is a Chinese multimedia artist born in Guangzhou in 1978. Her work includes video, performance and digital media which examines the daily life of Chinese citizens born after the Cultural Revolution. She received her BFA from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2004.
In 2006, she has produced a film Whose Utopia which become one of her well known works. She aims to look at the lives of workers from multiple perspectives and by using different media, to present the contemporary Chinese society. The work also suggested a perpetual disparity between the confinement of an industrial lifestyle and the individual utopia. The work is currently owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
She has participate in various international events such as the Guangzhou Triennial in 2002 and 2005; Venice Biennial in 200, 2007 and 2015; Sydney Biennial in 2006 and 2010; the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) in 2018-2019, etc. Her work has been presented in solo- and group exhibitions nationally in China and internationally, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2003); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2004); Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2006); Artsapce, New Zealand (2009), MoMA PS1, USA (2016), and many more.
Both in 2010, she was nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize and was a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize. She received the Best Young Artist Award at the 2006 Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAAs).
In 2013, she had her solo exhibition, ‘Haze and Fog’, at the CFCCA.
Related place
Guangzhou (had birth place)
Related Events
Exhibition: 'Haze and Fog', Cao Fei with Eastside Projects, 2013 Oct 26 - 2013 Dec 07 (Held)
Exhibition: 'Little Town', Cao Fei, 2016 Mar 4 -2016 Mar 27 (participated in)
'Haze and Fog' Mediacity launch event, 11 October 2013 (participated in)
Related Terms