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    Cai Lei ‘s works explore with poetry the geometric notion of volume, placed mid – way between painting and installation, fragile and intimate, resulting from his constant research on the notions of space and time.

    The artist is known for recreating human figures with astonishing hyper-realism. His sculptures depict the human body with all its flaws by focusing on the surface texture and the brutal splendor of reality.

    Cai Lei was born in 1983 in Changchun (Jilin province, China). He lives and works in Beijing.

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      Born in 1983, Changchun, Jilin province, China
      Lives and works in Beijing, China


      23 m²: Cai Lei Solo Exhibition, Whitestone Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

      Echelle des plans, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

      Cai Lei Solo Exhibition, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
      In Ambiguous Sight, Cai Lei Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Beijing

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


      Superstructure,Leo Gallery,Shanghai, China

      Suspended,Undecided, Tang Contemporary Art,Bangkok, Thailand

      Communication – China Brazil Contemporary Art Exhibition, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
      All Tigers On The Roof, Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China
      Motif and Material, Tang Contemporary, Hong Kong
      This is not an exhibition NA SPACE, Shanghai, ChinaNA SPACE, Shanghai, China

      Non-Mainstream Panting – An Invited Exhibition for Post 80s Artists, Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
      Spinning Tower: An Experimental Ground For Young Art, Time Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Exotic Stranger curated by Bao Dong, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris

      Concert of Form: Art Without Text, Today Art Museum, Beijing
      Ten anniversary retrospective Luo Zhongli scholarship, Chongqing Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing
      Journey of A Thousand Miles–2015 CAFA Excellent Graduation Works Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
      Evolution of Model, A+Contemporary, Beijing
      Conceptual Symbols, the Dimensions of Language and Form, Poly Gallery, Hong Kong
      The Story of Painting, Ginkgo Art Center, Beijing
      PAINTING:20×20, Poly Art Museum, Beijing

      Among, Museum of Contemporary Art Bonn, Germany
      Within Sight — Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era, Fondation Taylor, Paris, France
      Omnipresent Concrete, Hunsand Space, Beijing

      Method of Descent,Artistic landing Singapore Youth Artist personal project,Marina Bay Sands Centre, Singapore
      A piece of works among WE series, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

      Youth Art Exhibition, Liu Haisu Fine Art Gallery, Shanghai


      Graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Art – master‘s degree
      Graduate from China Central Academy of Fine Arts – Bachelor of Arts
      Luxun Academy of Fine Arts attached middle school