Born in 1978 in Guangzhou, she is one of the most innovative Chinese artists to have emerged on the international scene. She mixes social commentary, popular aesthetics, references to Surrealism, and documentary conventions in her films and installations. Her award-winning works reflect on the rapid and developmental changes that are occurring in Chinese society today. Cao Fei’s works have been exhibited at a number of international biennales, triennales and art institutions, such as MoMA PS1 (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Serpentine Galleries (London), etc. Her recent projects include a major retrospective Staging the Era at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing) and a solo exhibition at the MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (Rome). Cao Fei is a professor of the School of Experimental Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. She was also on the jury and served as nominator for various international awards.