Cao Fei is a female artist born in China, currently working in China.
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1978, lives and works in Beijing, China Cao Fei’s work reflects the fluidity of a world in which cultures have mixed and diverged in rapid evolution. Her video installations and new media works explore perception and reality in places as diverse as a Chinese factory and the virtual world of Second Life. Applying strategies of sampling, role‐play, and documentary filmmaking to capture individuals’ longings and the ways in which they imagine themselves Cao Fei’s work reveals the discrepancy between reality and dream, and the discontent and disillusionment of China’s younger generation. Solo exhibitions include Cao Fei: RMB City, Serpentine Gallery, London (2008); COSPlayers, Para Site Art Space, Hong Kong (2006); PRD Anti‐Heroes, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands (2006). Group exhibitions include Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2010); The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, The New Museum, New York (2009); Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France (2007).