Cao Fei

Cao Fei (b. 1978) is a Chinese artist based in Beijing. She is known for her multimedia installations and videos, and is acknowledged as one of the key artists of a new generation emerging from Mainland China. She mixes social commentary, popular aesthetics, references to Surrealism, and documentary conventions in her films and installations. Her works reflect on the rapid and chaotic changes that are occurring in Chinese society today. Cao Fei's recent movie Haze and Fog (2013) was screened at the Tate Modern, London, and her previous online project RMB CITY (2008-2011) has been exhibited in Deutsche Guggenheim (2010), Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2009), Serpentine Gallery, London (2008), and Yokohama Triennale (2008). Other exhibitions include i.Mirror by China Tracy, 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), Chinese Pavilion; RMB CITY- A Second Life City Planning, Istanbul Biennale (2007); Whose Utopia, Tate Liverpool (2007), Nu Project, Lyon Biennale (2007). Cao Fei has also participated in 17th & 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006/2010), Moscow Biennale (2005), Shanghai Biennale (2004), 50th Venice Biennale (2003). She has exhibited video works in Guggenheim Museum, the International Center of Photography, MoMA, P.S.1, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Musee d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, and the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo). She was a finalist of the Guggenheim Museum Hugo Boss Prize 2010, and won the 2006 Best Young Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award). Cao Fei is on the jury of the selection committee for the curatorship of the 8th Berlin Biennale 2014.

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