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(Chinese, 1978)

Cao Fei is a contemporary Chinese photographer who was born in 1978. Cao Fei has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and at the Lombard-Freid Projects. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'SILENT CURSE, NADA AT HOME, DIVERSIONIST AND CITY WATCHER (FOUR WORKS)' sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong 'Contemporary Asian Art' in 2009 for $24,193. There have been Numerous articles about Cao Fei, including '2014: a roundup of the year ahead' written for Art Media Agency in 2014.

Auction Results

Works at auction, latest auction results, sales and prices of Cao Fei from auction houses worldwide.

Lot 860
Sotheby's Hong Kong
Cao Fei, Cosplayers Series: King Kong at Home
chromogenic print
Cosplayers Series: King Kong at Home
Lot 116
Bonhams New York
Cao Fei, Cosplayers series: Nada at Home
chromogenic print
Cosplayers series: Nada at Home
Lot 117
Bonhams New York
Cao Fei, Cosplayers Series: King Kong at Home
Color photograph
Cosplayers Series: King Kong at Home
Lot 486
Stair Galleries

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Cao Fei around the world.

Cao Fei: La Town - Lombard-Freid Projects
USA / New York / Chelsea : Exhibition
Lombard-Freid Projects
Seeing the Unseen: Photography and Video Art in China Now - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
USA / Sarasota : Exhibition
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Latest News & Articles

In The Press: Latest news, articles and reviews about Cao Fei from leading publications worldwide.

Reflections on Chinese Contemporary Art: Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, and Cai Guo-Qiang
Art:21 / Jonathan Munar
For the occasion of Armory Focus: China at The Armory...
Female Artists are a Force to be Reckoned With
MutualArt / Lori Zimmer
"The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium" by...
Art Media Agency
2013 proved to be a rich year – very rich. The art world...
10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Cao Fei: Haze and Fog, Eastside Projects, UK, Birmingham
Cao Fei: Haze and Fog, Chinese Arts Centre, UK, Manchester
Cao Fei: RMB City Opera, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, USA, Kansas City
Cao Fei: Play Time, Lombard-Freid Projects, USA, Chelsea
Cao Fei: RMB City 2009, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, USA, San Francisco
Cao Fei: Utopia, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Australia, Brisbane
Cao Fei, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland
Cao Fei RMB City, Lombard-Freid Projects, USA, Chelsea
Selected Group Exhibitions
Cinematheque19, Lombard-Freid Projects, USA, Chelsea
Urban Choreography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Tel Aviv
15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award(CCAA) , Power Station of Art, China, Huangpu
The Garden in the Machine, Arizona State University Art Museum, USA, Tempe
Entropy of a City. Julia Stoschek Collection, Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Hungary, Budapest
Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography, San Jose Museum of Art, USA, San Jose
“China China”, a group show of Chinese artists, PinchukArtCentre, Ukraine, Kiev
Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, USA, Brunswick
Third Show: The Urban Condition - Works from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Jerusalem
Natures Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention, The Field Museum, USA, Chicago
Blue Crystal Ball: Samsung Olympic Games Media Art Collection, De La Warr Pavilion, UK, Bexhill-on-Sea
Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion , USA, Champaign
Speculative Futures , SculptureCenter, USA, Long Island City
Role Models - Role Playing , Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, Salzburg
VideoSpace, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Modern Kunst, Norway, Oslo
Space Invaders, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark, Indre by
One World Exposition, Osage, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, Kwun Tong
The Storyteller , Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, Toronto
Roundtrip: Beijing – New York Now: Selections From The Domus Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China, Beijing
Go Figure: Five Contemporary Videos, Asia Society and Museum, USA, Upper East Side
Space Invaders, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Montevideo, Netherlands, Amsterdam
1st Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art 2010, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia, Ekaterinburg
Fokus Łódź Biennale 2010, Fokus Lodz Biennale, Poland, Lodz
Double Take, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, Sydney
Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Girl Effect, Lombard-Freid Projects, USA, Chelsea
Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China's New Generation Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China, Beijing
Event Horizon, Walker Art Center, USA, Minneapolis
I am the Kino Eye: Animated Reality, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA, Chelsea
H BOX, Orange County Museum of Art, USA, Newport Beach
Installations II: Video from the Guggenheim Collections, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, Bilbao
The Possibility of an Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, MuHKA, Belgium, Antwerp
Avant-Garde China: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art , National Museum of Art, Osaka (Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan), Japan, Osaka
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, UK, London
Twisted Reality, The Israeli Center of Digital Art, Israel, Holon
A Documentary On Chinese Contemporary Art, Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, Los Angeles
In between, Mori Art Museum, Japan, Minato-ku
The Program, Conduit Gallery, USA, Design District
Moving Perspectives: Yang Fudong, Cao Fei And Ou Ning, Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, USA, National Mall
Nowhere But Here, Western Front, Canada, Vancouver