Cai Lei
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Solo Exhibition
      • Group Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Painting
      • Sculpture
    • Cai Lei
    • Birthdate: 1983
      Birthplace: China | Jilin
      Gender: Male
      Lives and Works in: China | Beijing
      Cai Lei was born in 1983 and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sculpture from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. An award-winning young artist from the ‘80s generation, he has exhibited internationally including the Yangtze Art Museum (Chongqing), Foundation Taylor (Paris), CAFA Museum (Beijing), Poly Art Museum (Beijing), Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), Today Art Museum (Beijing), and Museum of Contemporary Art Bonn (Germany).

      Cai Lei’s works explore the relationship between illusion and space. From his interest in planarity, he carves out an illusory conceptual space which oscillates between the second and third dimension for his creations. Working in both painting and mixed media sculptural relief, light plays an important factor in enhancing this illusion of depth. Painted spaces of interior hallways or corners simultaneously protrude and recede depending on the viewer’s experience of the work.
      2015    China Central Academy of Fine Arts with the degree of Master of Arts
    • Biography



      “Échelle des plans”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

      “In Ambiguous Sight, Unaccompanied”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China


      “In Ambiguous Sight”, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China


      “Method of Descent, Cai Lei Solo Exhibition”, Linda Gallery, Singapore






      “The Armory Show”, Tang Contemporary Art, New York

      “Art Stage Singapore 2017”, Tang Contemporary Art, Singapore

      “Motif and material”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong


      “Asia Now Paris”, Paris, French

      “CIGE 2016”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

      “Art Shenzhen”, Shenzhen, China

      “China International Gallery Exposition”, Beijing, China

      “Art 16”, London, UK

      “Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2016”, Shanghai

      “Art Basel”, Hong Kong, China

      “Viennacontemporary 2016”, Galerie Paris – Beijing

      “Tang Contemporary Art CIGE”, Tang Contemporary Art


      “Evolution Of Model”, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, China 

      “2015 CAFA Postgraduates Graduate Exhibition”, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China

      “Among”, Museum of Contemporary Art Bonn, Germany

      “Within Sight” — Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era, Foundation Taylor, Paris, France

      “Within Sight” — Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era, Yangtze Art Museum, Chongqing, China

      “Art Stage Singapore”, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


      “Omnipresent Concrete”, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China

      “Within Sight - Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era”, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, China

      “Soft Abstraction as Constellation”, UCCASTORE, Beijing, China


      “Young Sculptors Say”, Jiaming Center, Beijing, China

      “Flying! Language! — 2013 Chinese Sculpture”, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

      “Almanac Exhibition”, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

      “ART TAIPEI international contemporary ART exhibition”, Taipei

      “Art Beijing contemporary art fair”, Beijing, China

      “YOUNG ART TAIPEI”, Linda Gallery, Taipei


      “Cai Lei · Li Di Joint-Exhibition”, Marseilles, France

      “Colorful”, Raphael art center, Beijing, China 

      “Latitude · Attitude”, Parkview Green, Beijing, China

      “The International Youth Art Festival”, Yue Art Gallery, Beijing, China

      “Empty Eyes, Chinese Sculpture Exhibition of 22 Artists”, River Gallery, Beijing, China


      “CARING ROBOT, A Charity show”, International Financial Center, Hong Kong

    • Exhibitions
      • Suspended · Undecided
        Nov 15, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
        Opening: Nov 15, 2018 Thursday
        Artists: Cai Lei, Chen Yujun, Jiechang Yang, Wang Yuping, Yan Lei, Yang Yong, Zhao Zhao, Zhu Jinshi
        • Group Exhibition
    • Artworks
      • Unfinished Home 190901

        Sculpture | Cement | 80 × 29.5 × 14.7 cm | 2019

      • Unfinished Home 181025

        Sculpture | Cement | 64 × 44 × 6 cm | 2018

      • In Ambiguous Sight White No.9

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 180 × 113 × 19 cm | 2016

      • Frame 170214

        Sculpture | Painted steel frame | 180 × 111 × 50 cm | 2017