Cao Fei (b. 1978, Guangzhou) is one of the most innovative Chinese young artists to have emerged on the international scene. Currently living in Beijing, 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. Previous works of Cao Fei had participated in a number of international biennales including Shanghai Biennale, Moscow Biennale, Taipei Biennale, 15th & 17th Biennale of Sydney, Istanbul Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, and 50th, 52nd & 56th Venice Biennale. She also exhibited her works and projects in Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern (London); New Museum, Guggenheim Museum, MoMA (New York); foundation Louis Vuitton, Palais de Tokyo and Centre Pompidou (Paris). Cao Fei’s recent projects of 2016 include her first retrospective at MoMA PS1 and BMW Art Car #18. Cao Fei was a nominee for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010 and the finalist of Hugo Boss Prize 2010. She received the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) Best Young Artist Award in 2006 and Best Artist Award in 2016; Piedra de Sal Award at Cuenca Biennale in 2016.
- The BMW Art Car #18 by Cao FeiFollowing the contributions by Jeff Koons and John Baldessari, Cao Fei (b. 1978) is the youngest and first Chinese artist ever to create a BMW Art Car. By employing augmented and virtual reality, the internationally acclaimed Chinese multimedia artist addresses the future of mobility such as autonomous driving, airborne cars and digitalization. In the presence of Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and hundreds of invited guests, the reveal of BMW Art Car #18 was celeb
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