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Cai Guo-Qiang

United States

Jonathan Goodman

CAI GUO-QIANG, Cultural Melting Bath: Projects for the 20th Century, 1997, installation. Photograph Hiro Ihara.

Born in 1957 in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian Province, the conceptual and land artist Cai Guo-Qiang has spent much of his adult life away from China. In December 1986 he emigrated to Japan, where he spent the better part of a decade, quickly gaining a reputation there as a leading practitioner of the avant-garde. In 1995 he moved with his wife and daughter to New York City; in the autumn of…

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