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Artist & Designer

Cai Shen is an artist who teaches in the design department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Cai earned her B.A. degree from the design department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) in 2019 and continued her MFA study at Parsons, The Newschool, New York, from 2020, funded by China Scholarship Council.

In her practice, Cai uses multi-media methods to examine the relationship between man and machine. Her main research field is the man-machine relationship dominated by the human in art. And this observation point is in a gray area, between human nature and machine nature, establishing and expressing the new order and relationship between man and machine through video, installation, and other forms.


September 2015–June 2019, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing(abbr. CAFA), China;

September  2019–June  2021,  Parsons School of Design,  The New School, New York

Selected Exhibitions


Women in Art Practice, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

New Momentum, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

No Vacancy, the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, NY, U.S.


MFA Fine Arts exhibition, the Aronson and Kellen Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.DARKEST BEFORE DAWN, Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY, U.S.THE REVEALING, ARTECHOOO MUSEUM, Shanghai, China


Elite Young Artists Program 

Tutte le strade Sino-Italian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Changsha, China

Solo Exhibition, 1n, The Victorian Artist Society,  Melbourne,  Australia


The CAFA Graduation Design Panel Exhibition, at the Design Gallery, CAFA, Beijing, China

“Diary” included in the “CAI Young Artist Laboratory Project” in Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, U.K.

Future Unknown Global Education Plan: Exhibition for Practical Stage, at the Design Gallery, CAFA, Beijing, China

Annual Excellent Artworks Exhibition, at the Design Gallery, CAFA, Beijing, China; 


Group Exhibition 2117+, Gauguin Gallery, Beijing, China

Annual Practical Artworks Exhibition, at the Design Gallery, CAFA, Beijing, China


Assistant Designer for A Hundred Patterns of Plum Blossom by Zhu Songfa, published by The Commercial Press, Beijing, China in October 2018, ISBN 978-7-100-16259-3;

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