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Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. Trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance art. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to his experimentation with explosives on a massive scale and to the development of his signature explosion events. Drawing upon Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues as a conceptual basis, these projects and events aim to establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe around them, utilizing a site-specific approach to culture and history. He currently lives and works in New York.


ART #2

蔡国强(1957年-),出生于中国福建省泉州市,1981至1985年就读于上海戏剧学院舞台美术系,获学士学位。1986年至1995年旅居日本, 1995年移居美国纽约至今。80年代中期开始使用中国发明的火药创作作品,是近几年在国际艺坛上最受瞩目的中国人之一,担任2001年上海APEC会议焰火表演的总设计,2008年北京奥林匹克运动会开闭幕式的核心创意成员及视觉特效艺术总设计,2009年中国国庆60周年焰火表演总导演。他的艺术创作对西方艺术界产生了巨大冲击力,西方媒体称之为“蔡国强旋风”。