A Brief Introduction to CAI

In 2017, CAFA ART INFO initiated the young artists exhibition project entitled “CAFA Young Artist Laboratory”, which aims to present the status and ideas of contemporary young artists in the process of exploration and experimentation.

CAFA ART INFO has relied on the academic background and resources of Central Academy of Fine Arts in China for many years, focusing on the academic , the contemporary and young artists. It has become an influential platform for academic information.

This exhibition opportunity allows CAFA ART INFO to go from online to offline, to offer the creative talent of young artists the skills in strategy for exhibition planning and thinking.
With a “topic research” approach, it further explores the spirit and expression of contemporary artists.

Lonely Planet–The First Exhibition of CAI Young Artists Laboratory 

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In 2017, CAFA ART INFO presented the first exhibition of CAI Young Artist Laboratory “Lonely Planet” from 20 June to 10 July at the gallery of the Graduate School, CAFA.The exhibition was curated by Zhu Li and it featured the creative productions of the following three young artists, Ding Ning, Ji Bei and Wang Jing, although all three young artists have different artistic identities and different creative language and perspective, their creations could be traced back to a similar original source, that is, the recognition, excavation and construction of the self, which makes these three creative cases worth studying.

Detachment–The Second Exhibition of CAI Young Artists Laboratory

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In 2018, CAFA ART INFO presented the second exhibition of CAI Young Artist Laboratory “Detachment” from 16 March to 16 April at Feefan’s Art Gallery. The second exhibition of CAI Young Artist Laboratory, extends from self-knowledge to the broader theme of “all things”. Under the theme of “objects”, through the artist’s touch and observation of the abstract and concrete “objects” through to a discussion on creation with a forward looking perspective, which prompts the conversion of some daily experiences, as well as the complicated relationship between objects, objects and things, objects and the world. The three young artists Mi Jie, Sun Yitian and Yan Laichao present their observations and reflections on “objects” from their individual perspective.

CAI for Edinburgh Art Fair 2018

The Exhibition Title: FragmentationThe Edinburgh Art Project of CAI

Artists: Ding Ning, Ji Bei, Mi Jie, Shen Cai, Sun Yitian, Wang Jing, Yuan Mingxin, Yan Laichao…

Dates: Nov 22, 2018 – Nov 25, 2018

About the artists

Ding Ning

Born in 1992.
In 2007, he was admitted to the middle school affiliated to the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
In 2011, he was recommended to the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
2012-2015 Bachelor in Printmaking, Central Academy of Fine Arts
2015-2018 Masters in Printmaking, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Currently working and living in Beijing, China

Ji Bei

Born in 1987 in Xinxiang, Henan, China
Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 with a bachelor degree in printmaking.
Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2016 with a masters degree in printmaking
Currently working and living in Beijing, China

Mi Jie

Born in 1980
Birthplace: Hebei Province, China

2007 Graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China with a Master’s Degree in Arts

Shen Cai

Born in December, 1996, in Jiangsu
Lives and studies in Beijing

Education
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2015-Now

Jan. 2017
2117+, Gauguin Gallery
May. 2017
Award of annual excellent work of 2016
Jan. 2018
Award of annual excellent work of 2017

Sui Yitian

Born in Wenzhou, China in 1991
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts
Currently working and living in Beijing

Wang Jing

Born in Weifang, Shandong Province in 1986
2010 Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the School of Art, Renmin University of China, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2013 Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the School of Art, Renmin University of China, Master of Arts
Now she is a teacher in the Oil Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts, Shanxi University.

Yuan Mingxin

Born in 1979 in Jilin Province, China.
In 2004, graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the People’s Liberation Army Art College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Painting.
In 2009, graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts of Capital Normal University with a Masters degree in modern ink painting.
Currently working and living in Beijing

Yan Laichao

Born in June 1985 in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
Graduated in 2015 from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.
Currently working and living in Italy

Courtesy of the artists and CAFA ART INFO

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