Cai Guo-Qiang

(Chinese, born 1957)

nontransparent monument by cai guo-qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang

Nontransparent Monument, 2006

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wako: japanese pirates of the middle ages by cai guo-qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang

Wako: Japanese Pirates of the Middle Ages, 1995

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Born in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China
Graduated from the Department of Stage Design, Shanghai Drama Institute, Shanghai, China
Benesse Prize of Transculture Exhibition, 46th Venice Biennial, Italy
The Venice Biennial International Prize-Golden Lion, 48th Venice Biennial, Italy
CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts, USA
Inopportune awarded Best Monograph Show and Best Installation, International Association of Art Critics United States Section
Hiroshima Award, Japan


"Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo" Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Museu dos Correlos, Brasilia (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Spring" Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou (solo)
"Cai Guo Qiang: Beijing Games: Sketches and Video" The Greenhouse, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK (solo)
"A Clan of Boats" Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
"Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design" Museum of Arts and Design, New York
"Longing for Perfection, 21 Years of COllecting by the Kroller-Muller Museum" Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
"Extra-Large" Forum Grimaldi Monaco
"Dialogues with Contemporary Art from Museum Collection" Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
"Cai Guo-Qiang -- 1040M Underground, IZOLYATSIA" Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Donetsk (solo)
"Move Along, Nothing to See Here" Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab" Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (solo)
"Water, Fire and the Earth" Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
"RegressProgress" Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
"Invisibleness is Visibleness: International Contemporary Art Collection of a Salaryman - Daisuke Miyatsu" Agora Art Project x Space, Taipei
"Windflower, Perceptions of Nature" Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Peasant da Vincis" Rockbound Art Museum, Shanghai (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Travels in the Mediterranean" Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice, France (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Head On" National Museum of Singapore (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Odessey" Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, permanent gunpowder drawing installation in the Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Arts of China Gallery (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Sunshine and Solitude" Museo Universitario Arte Conemporaneo, Mexico City (solo)
"The Beauty of Distance: Song of Survival in a Precarious Age" 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
"Alpha Omega" DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art
"Post Monument" XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara
"Arts and Cities" Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya
"Berliner Bilder" Koidl Kunsthalle, Berlin
"Collector's Choice/Collector's Voice" Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
"Nuit Electriques" Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
"Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe" Guggenheim Bilbao (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the Museum" Taipei Fine Arts Museum (solo)
"Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms" Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum (solo)
"Meeting Point" 10th Havana Biennial
"Stages" Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Armory, New York, Deitch Projects
"The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial"
"Bike Rides" Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
"The Sky Within My House: Contemporary Art in 16 Patios of Cordoba" Municipal Archive of Cordoba
"I Want to Believe" Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York(solo)
"I Want to Believe" National art Museum of China, Beijing (solo)
"The 7th Hiroshima Prize" Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (solo)
"Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art" Barbican Gallery, London
"Blood on Paper: The Art of the Book" Victoria and Albert Museum, London
"God & Goods: Spirituality and Mass Confusion" Villa Mann Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Cordoipo
"Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art" Honolulu Academy of Arts
New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond" Hong Kong Art: Open Dialogue Exhibition Series II, Hong Kong Museum of Art
"Academia. Qui es-tu?" La Chapelle de l'Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris
"Prospect. 1 New Orleans" various sites, New Orleans, USA
Light Passage, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
The Museum's Collections, New Hangings, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Head On, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Curator of Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, DMoCA, Japan (solo)

Public Collections

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, England


China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.