A "retro-Sci Fi" movie made out of the artist’s research into the transformation of Beijing’s Jiuxianqiao (Hong Xia) district, tells the story of a computer scientist attempting to turn humans into digital mediums. Shifting between past, present and future narratives, the film takes us on a journey beyond chronological time into a series of dreamlike worlds that hover between fantasy and reality.
Everyman Cinema, Manchester St Johns, M3 4AS
30 Apr 2020 - 6:00 PM
Cao Fei's Nova (POSTPONED)
Born in 1978 in Guangzhou, Cao Fei is one of the most innovative young Chinese 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.
Cao Fei's works have been exhibited at a number of international biennales and triennales, including Shanghai Biennale (2004), Moscow Biennale (2005), Taipei Biennale (2006), the 15th & 17th Biennale of Sydney (2006 and 2010), Istanbul Biennial (2007), Yokohama Triennale (2008), and the 50th, 52nd & 56th Venice Biennale (2003, 2007 and 2015). Exhibitions and screenings of her work have taken place at Serpentine Gallery (2006 and 2008) and Tate Modern in London (2002, 2013 and 2014); New Museum (2009), Guggenheim Museum (2011 and 2018), and MoMA in New York (2016 and 2015); Fondation Louis Vuitton (2016), Palais de Tokyo (2005 and 2017), and Centre Pompidou in Paris (2019, 2014, 2003).
Cao Fei's recent projects include the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at Guggenheim Museum New York, a solo show at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong (2018), a retrospective at K21 Düsseldorf (2018) and a solo exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019).
She 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. She was also the recipient of Piedra de Sal Award at Cuenca Biennale in 2016.
Related Events / Exhibitions
Cao Fei: Blueprints
4 Mar 2020 to 17 May 2020
This exhibition is closed to the public until further notice in line with advice from Public Health England, however you can experience much of it online via the Bloomberg Connects app.
Saturday Talks: Joseph Constable on Cao Fei (TBC)
16 May 2020 - 3:00 PM
This event is postponed. Following careful consideration and in line with advice from Public Health England, all of the Serpentine's public events are suspended until further notice. If you have booked a ticket to an event organised by the Serpentine, please contact us on [email protected].