Cai Guo-Qiang

Chinese, born 1957

5,185 followers

Cai Guo-Qiang

Chinese, born 1957

5,185 followers

While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, Cai Guo-Qiang began exploring the properties of gunpowder …

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While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, Cai Guo-Qiang began exploring the properties of gunpowder in his drawings. Cai’s use of gunpowder has become central to his practice, leading to his experimentation with explosives and the development of his signature ignition events. Drawn to the medium for its myriad of …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Solo show at a major institution
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and 4 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 6 more
Participated in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial, and 1 more
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