Cai Guangbin 蔡廣斌 (b. 1963)

Cai Guangbin was born in Heilongjiang, China in 1963. He graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in 1988, where he majored in figure painting. Cai is one of the major artists of contemporary Chinese ink painting, and a pioneer and practitioner of ink and wash in a photographic style. He currently holds the position of a professor at the Department of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the College of Fine arts at East China Normal University in Shanghai, and a professor of painting at Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy. He is a Director of the Shanghai Artists Association.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 | Currently—Contemporary images and ink painting conception, The Museum of Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
  • 2017 | Contemporary Ink Expression of Intelligent Images—The Research Exhibition of Artist Cai Guangbin, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
  • 2015 | Filming as the Source: Exhibition of Cai Guangbin’s Ink Works, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
  • 2014 | Recreating New Ink Art: Cai Guangbin’s Ink Art Research Exhibition, Huafu Art Space, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 | Selfies and Snapshots of The Others—Contemporary Ink Art by Cai Guangbin, Huafu Art Space, International Exhibition Center, Singapore
  • 2013 | Selfies and Snapshots of The Others—Contemporary Ink Art by Cai Guangbin, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2013 | SNAPSHOT! Contemporary Ink Art by Cai Guangbin, T-Museum, Hangzhou, China
  • 2011 | Digital Reflection in Ink, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 | Avant-garde Ink, Xinyisu Museum, Singapore
  • 2009 | Solo Show—Cai Guangbin, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
  • 2007 | Manual Image—Cai Guangbin Solo Exhibition, Creek Art, Beijing, China
  • 2006 | Window—Cai Guangbin Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Academy of Chinese Painting, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 | Avant-garde Shanghai, Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2018 | Ink-Not-Ink, Guizhou Museum, Guiyang, China
  • 2017 | Ink in the Present Day: Contemporary Ink Art Exhibition, 2017, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2017 | Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Mexico National Museum of Art, Mexico
  • 2017 | Ink China—Narrative China: Special Exhibition of the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China
  • 2017 | Attitude: Chinese and German Contemporary Art Exhibition, YUN· Contemporary Arts Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2016 | The 9th International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • 2016 | Being and Inking—Documenting Contemporary Ink Art (2001-2016), 2016, Red Brick Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • 2016 | Disguised Form—Ink Paintings’ Dimension: The Third Exhibition of Contemporary Ink Works, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • 2015 | The Exhibition of Annual Contemporary Art of China 2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2015 | Contemporary Art Now: Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art 2015, Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2015 | Ink as a Kind of Material: Invitation Exhibition for Shanghai Artists Flourmill Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2015 | Water + Ink: The Development of Chinese Figure Painting, Shanghai International Folk Arts Exposition, Shanghai, China
  • 2015 | I Think, I Am: Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of ’85 Art Movement, Gengsi Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • 2015 | Bloom on the Sea: Thirty Years of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, She Shan Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 | Fusion· Convergence: The Official Opening of T-Museum, T-Museum, Hangzhou, China
  • 2013 | A Galaxy of Treasures: Exhibition of Boutique Collections of China’s Ten Art Museums, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 2013 | International Art Exhibition 2013, VE Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2013 | Water and Ink: Looking Over the Past Three Decades · 2013 Chinese Ink Art Academic Invitation Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

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