Cai Jian (b.1993, Chaozhou, Guangdong) graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2018, and currently lives and works between Guangzhou and Shanghai. Spanning painting, sculpture, and installation, Cai Jian’s practice is rooted in an interest in materials, objects, and the repetitive action in the process of painting, and expands to the research of Pop art and culture. Through repeated depiction of daily objects and cultural symbols, Cai unfolds his exploration of materials, images, and the contemporary visual culture.

Cai’s recent solo exhibitions include: “Holdhold&Holdholdhold”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2022; “Horizon”, Mine Project, Hong Kong, 2021; “Sequenced and Reconstruction”, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts second studio showing room, Guangzhou, 2017. He also participated in various group exhibitions, including: “Projection”, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2023; “My Generation! The Art of Post-90s”, Shanxi Contemporary Art Museum, Taiyuan, 2023; “Unknown Pleasures”, Soul Art, Beijing, 2022; “A Place for Concealment”, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, 2022; “USB Multi-Port Linking Exhibition”, MadeIn Gallery, Gallery Func, QIAO SPACE, Shanghai, 2021; “Hereditary Territory”, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, 2021; Guangdong Contemporary Oil Painting Art Exhibition, Ucity Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, 2020; “Guangdong Contemporary Oil Painting”, Jiangmen Art Gallery, Jiangmen, 2020; “Cube”, Zhi Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2020; “Illusive Particles”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2020; “Potential Actor Project No.14”, Songzhuang Contemporary Art Archive, Beijing, 2019; “2018 China-Korean Exchange Exhibition”, Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, 2018; “The Choice of the Graduate Star”, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, 2018; “GAFA B.A. Degree Show”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2018; “Eternity Infinity”, University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, 2017; “Inform Those Who Were Not, Instruct Those Who Were Not”,University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, 2017. Cai was nominated for the “Signature Art Prize” of ARTCLOUD China in 2019 and won the Guangdong Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition Li Tiefu Art Award in 2020.