Born in 1978 in Tianshui, Gansu Province, China
Currently lives and works in Beijing


Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
UNIDEE Art Foundation, Biella, Italy
CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts), Beijing, China
White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Taikang Space, Beijing, China
Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China


Fountain 泉, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Let it Be, Gallery 100, Taipai, Taiwan
Off Target: Photographs by Cai Dongdong, Charles Chu Reading Room, Charles Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, U.S.A

Rebirth, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
Following Stone, Tong Gallery+Projects, Beijing, China
Trans- Section of Memory, Jiali Gallery, Beijing, China

Oh My God, Action Space, Beijing, China
The Home Art Project No.1, Space Regeneration, Tianjin, China

Image Uterus Production Power, Gallery 55, Shanghai, China
Appreciating Audiences, Gallery 55, Shanghai, China

Draftsmanship, Mattias Kuper Galleries, Beijing, China; Mattias Kuper Galleries, Stuttgart, Germany
Cai Dongdong: Pulling to The Left, Taikang Space, Beijing, China

Tea Garden, UNIDEE Art Foundation, Biella, Italy

51m2: 6# Cai Weidong, Taikang Space, Beijing, China


Évidences du réel: La photographie face à ses facunes, Musée d’art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland

The Lost Diary of Beijing, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
It’s exactly as if it had never happened, 1 House (Art + Fashion), 798 District, Beijing, China
The Exhibition of Annual Contemporary Art in China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
Silk Road International, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
Guns and Roses – Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstraum, Potsdam c/o Waschhaus, Germany
Scripts of the Bodies, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China
Sayizheng III, Tuanjiehu Park, Beijing, China
Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Ghost in Flash: After Photography, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
New Capital: Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
TAKE ME OUT, Chi K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
2016 Photo Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

Links – Locality and Nomadism, Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
Beyond the Earth – The First Xi’an Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post Mediatization, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
Unfamiliar Asia: The Second Beijing Photo Biennial, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Economic Foundation, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Store, Beijing, China
Three Shadows Photo Award Exhibition, Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, Tokamachi, Japan
Re-exposure, Poly Art Space, Hong Kong
China 8: Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Perception of Reality, Pa Ta Gallery, Beijing, China
2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
Fat Choi, A307, Beijing, China
Fundamental Labor, Koala Space, Tianjin, China
Consciousness and Reconstruction- from Yan’an Woodcut to the Practice of nameless, Xi’an Museum, Xi’an, China
Winter Discovery 2015, Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

The Images of Mundane Life- Second Yuandian Contemporary Photography Festival, Yuan Dian Gallery, Beijing, China
Unlived by What is Seen, Galeria Continua, Beijing, China
Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
The Soft of Painting, Jing Gallery, Beijing, China
Unfathomable, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Future is the Past: Transitional Chinese Portrait, Les Amis de Nouvelles D’Europe, Vienna, Austria
Civilization Round 2 – Yu Lin, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China
Pull Left – Not Always Right, Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Hillstrom Museum of Art, St. Peter, MN
The Trout Gallery, The Art Museum of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA HACC Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg, PA
Uneasy Trip in Asia 2014, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
From New Photography to Rookie Award: Three Shadows’ Collection, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Arts on the Papers, Space Station, Beijing, China
Imaginary Happiness, Bottega Veneta, Shanghai, China
The Home Project No. 1, Space Regeneration, Tianjin, China
Pleasures of the Imaginary, Yifeng Gallery, Shanghai, China
Get it Louder, SOHO Sanlitun, Beijing, China

Civilization Round 1 – Lin Lv, White Box Art Center, Beijing, China
From New Photography to Rookie Award: Three Shadows’ Collection, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
Here and Now, From Boredom to Endless Delays, Li Space, Beijing, China
Unboundedness, China Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany

(+150) Visione: Origine a Potere: Energia Attraverso Le Generazioni, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
Carnival: Hei Qiao Artist Community, Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China
Conceptual Renewal, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Culture.Desert: Kubuqi Contemporary Art Exhibition, KuBuQi Art Museum, Kubuqi, China
A Kite, C Space, Beijing, China

Image, History, Existence, Taikang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
51m2: 16 Emerging Chinese Artists, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
The Third Party – Act 3, Platform China, Beijing, China
Friday in Frac, FRAC Gallery, Turin, Italy
Cai Dongdong x Ge Lei x Su Wenxiang x Zhao Yao, Aether Art Space, Beijing, China
Chongqing International Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Chongqing, China

The Market: I’m, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China
Portraits, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

Lead Up, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
YOUTH, China Square, New York, NY
Nothing, Genssun International Art Space, Beijing, China

China’s Contemporary Photography in the New Century, ArtGate Gallery, New York, NY
See Through, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Fabricating lmages from History, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
Outward lmages, Three Shadows Photography Center, Beijing, China
Nothing to Hide, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

Attitude, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

China and Taiwan Contemporary Photography, Donggang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol-gun, South Korea

Re-viewing, Guangzhou International Photo Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Conspire, TS1 Gallery, Beijing, China


TOP20 Young Photographers, Chinese Contemporary Emerging Photographer 2015, China

NF Media ART 289, Magazine New Force 2014, China

3rd Turner Modern Art Award, 1st Prize, Italy

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Outstanding Photographer Creation Fund Award, China