Cai Dongdong
Born 1978 in Tianshui, Gansu, China. Lives and works in Beijing.



B.A., Beijing Film Academy, Beijing



Cai Dongdong: Obstacles, Villa Heike, Berlin
Cai Dongdong: Miss the Target, Light Society, Beijing, China

Cai Dongdong: Photography Reforged, Leo Gallery, Shanghai

Cai Dongdong: Photography Autocracy, Klein Sun Gallery, New York

Cai Dongdong: Fountain, Klein Sun Gallery, New York
Cai Dongdong: Let It Be, Gallery 100, Taipei
Off Target: Photographs by Cai Dongdong, Charles Chu Reading Room, Charles Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut

Cai Dongdong: Rebirth, Three Shadows +3 Gallery, Beijing
Cai Dongdong: Following Stone, Tong Gallery+Projects, Beijing
Cai Dongdong: Trans-Section of Memory, Jiali Gallery, Beijing

Cai Dongdong: Oh My God, Action Space, Beijing

Cai Dongdong: Image Uterus Production Power, Gallery 55, Shanghai
Cai Dongdong: Appreciating Audiences, Gallery 55, Shanghai

Cai Dongdong: Draftsmanship, Mattias Kuper Galleries, Beijing and Stuttgart, Germany
Cai Dongdong: Pulling to The Left, Taikang Space, Beijing

Cai Dongdong: Tea Garden, UNIDEE Art Foundation, Biella, Italy

Cai Dongdong: 51m2: 6# Cai Weidong, Taikang Space, Beijing



Practice of Vision, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
Ritualdynamik, Cospace, Shanghai
15 Years Stieglitz 19, Stieglitz 19, Brussels, Belgium
More Than Meets The Eye, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China 

Renew - A Recent Survey in Chinese Contemporary Photography, Eli Klein Gallery, New York
Unnamed River, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
For A Bigger Picture, APSMUSEUM, Shanghai
More Than Meets the Eye: 10 Years of Three Shadows + 3 Gallery, Three Shadows + 3 Gallery, Beijing
Eye to Eye with Stano, Czech China Contemporary, Beijing 
40 Years of Chinese Photography, Kulangsu Center for Contemporary Art, Xiamen, China
Chinese Spring Part 5, Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, Belgium

Public·Park, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Stratification and Synthesis: Two Actions and Practices in Chinese Contemporary Photography, Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha, China
Whitebox Choice Selection, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing
A Tree, Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, Belgium

Emerging Dimensions: Works by Li Hongbo and Cai Dongdong, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania
180 Years of Photography in China, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China
Chinese Landscape Rethought, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
Pal(ate)/ette, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
Chinese Spring #4, Markgravelei 95 POP UP, Antwerp, Belgium
Landscapes in Motion, GALERÍA RGR, Mexico City, Mexico

Go Live, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Ten Directions: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of The Three Shadows Photography, The Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing [itinerary: The Three Shadows Gallery, Xiamen, China]
New Expression of Beijing, N3 Contemporary Art, Beijing
New Historical Drama, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
Negative, Positive, Wanying Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China
After Sunset, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris

Working on History - Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Cultural Revolution, Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Berlin
Évidences du réel: La photographie face à ses facunes, Musée d'art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland
Bizarreland - Exhibition of Chinese and Contemporary Photography, Nantong City Center Art Museum, Nantong, China
Strolling Along the Discernible Minjiang, Blue Roof Art Zone, Chengdu, China
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976-2017), Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
One Hundred Languages, Future Forest Children Lab, T80 Technology Culture International Community, Nanjing, China
Photosynthesis, M97 Gallery, Shanghai
Simultaneous Eidos: Guangzhou Image Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Silk Road International, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
The Lost Diary of Beijing, Star Gallery, Beijing
It’s Exactly as if It Had Never Happened, 1 House (Art + Fashion), 798 District, Beijing 
The Exhibition of Annual Contemporary Art in China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Guns and Roses: Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Scripts of the Bodies, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China
Sayizheng III, Tuanjiehu Park, Beijing
This is Why We Play, Zaisan Gallery, Beijing
Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Ghost in Flash: After Photography, Taikang Space, Beijing
New Capital - Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
TAKE ME OUT, Chi K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai
Daegu Photo Biennale 2016, Daegu, South Korea

Unfamiliar Asia: The Second Beijing Photo Biennial, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
China 8 - Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Consciousness and Reconstruction - From Yan’an Woodcut to the Practice of Nameless, Xi’an Museum, Xi’an, China
Links - Locality and Nomadism, Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
Beyond the Earth - The First Xi’an Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
Editing the Spectacle: The Individual and Working Methods Post Mediatization, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
Economic Foundation, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Store, Beijing
Three Shadows Photo Award Exhibition, Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, Tokamachi, Japan
Re-exposure, Poly Art Space, Hong Kong
Perception of Reality, Pa Ta Gallery, Beijing
2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
Fat Choi, A307, Beijing
Fundamental Labor, Koala Space, Tianjin, China
Winter Discovery 2015, Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China
Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Niigata, Japan

Pull Left: Not Always Right, Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio [itinerary: Hillstrom Museum of Art, St. Peter, Minnesota; The Trout Gallery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; The Art Museum of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania]
The Images of Mundane Life - Second Yuandian Contemporary Photography Festival, Yuan Dian Gallery, Beijing
Unlived by What is Seen, Galleria Continua, Pace Beijing, and Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
The Soft of Painting, Jing Gallery, Beijing
Unfathomable, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The Future is the Past - Transitional Chinese Portrait, Les Amis de Nouvelles D’Europe, Vienna
Civilization Round 2: Yu Lin, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Xi’an, Xi’an, China
HACC, Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Uneasy Trip in Asia 2014, Star Gallery, Beijing
From New Photography to Rookie Award - Three Shadows’ Collection, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Arts on the Papers, Space Station, Beijing
Imaginary Happiness, Bottega Veneta and Yifeng Gallery, Shanghai
The Home Project No. 1, Space Regeneration, Tianjin, China
Get it Louder, SOHO Sanlitun, Beijing

Civilization Round 1: Lin Lv, White Box Art Center, Beijing
The Second Beijing Photo Biennial, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
Here and Now, From Boredom to Endless Delays, Li Space, Beijing
Unboundedness, China Cultural Center, Berlin
Sayizheng II, Rundeli Market, Beijing

(+150) Visione: Origine a Potere: Energia Attraverso Le Generazioni, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Carnival - Hei Qiao Artist Community, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing
Conceptual Renewal, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing
Culture · Desert - Kubuqi Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kubuqi Art Museum, Kubuqi, China
A Kite, C Space, Beijing

Image - History - Existence: Taikang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
51m2: 16 Emerging Chinese Artists, Taikang Space, Beijing
The Third Party - Act 3, Platform China, Beijing
Friday in FRAC, FRAC Gallery, Turin
Cai Dongdong x Ge Lei x Su Wenxiang x Zhao Yao, Aether Art Space, Beijing
Longquan Spa, Beijing
Duet - Chongqing International Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Yuao International Arts Center, Chongqing, China

The Market: I’m, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing
Portraits, EGG Gallery, Beijing

Lead Up, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing
YOUTH, China Square, New York
Nothing, Genssun International Art Space, Beijing

China’s Contemporary Photography in the New Century, Art Gate Gallery, New York
See Through, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Fabricating lmages from History, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing
Outward lmages, Three Shadows Photography Center, Beijing
Nothing to Hide, EGG Gallery, Beijing

Attitude, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai

China and Taiwan Contemporary Photography, Donggang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol-gun, South Korea

Re-viewing: Guangzhou International Photo Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Conspire, TS1 Gallery, Beijing



Left, Right. La Maison de Z, Paris

History of Life, Imageless, Shanghai

Fountain. Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China



Deutsch-Chinesischer Verein zum Austausch von Kunst & Kultur, Shanghai and Berlin
Strolling Along the Discernible Minjiang River, Tomorrow Art & X Gallery Residency, Chengdu, China

UNIDEE Art Foundation Residency Program, Italy



TOP 20 Young Photographers, Chinese Contemporary Emerging Photographer 2015
Third Ranking List of Chinese Photography

ART 289 Magazine New Force 2014

1st Prize in Third Terna Contemporary Art Award

Outstanding Photographer Creation Fund Award, Pingyao International Photography Festival



Blue Mountain Contemporary Art, Israel
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Photography, Berlin
UNIDEE Art Foundation, Biella, Italy
White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney
China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Taikang Space, Beijing
Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing



Oh, My God, Action Space, Beijing

Chang’an Avenue Car Rally, Beijing
36 Blow Jobs 72 Positions, Beijing
Yellow Ants Art Lab Project: Appreciating the Audience, Shanghai

Tea House, UNIDEE Foundation of Italy, Turin, Italy