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Cai Zhisong

Cai Zhizong graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and taught there for ten years before resigning in 2008 to focus on his art creation.

Throughout his career, he has received numerous prestigious awards, including the First Prize for Creation at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition in 1997, the Taylor Prize at the Paris Salon d'Automne in 2001 (the first Chinese artist to receive this honor in the event's 103-year history, at the age of 29), and the President's Award from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He was invited to the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and was named one of the "Top 100 Art Leaders in the World" by Art Actuel in 2012. In 2014, he received the Rockefeller Award for Outstanding Young Chinese Artist and the Annual Impact Special Artist Award.

In recent years, Cai has held numerous solo exhibitions worldwide and participated in many group shows. His works have set the highest auction records for Chinese sculptors internationally and are collected by esteemed institutions such as the Rockefeller Art Foundation, Newark Museum of Art, Regensburg Museum, National Museum of Greece, National Museum of Indonesia, National Gallery Singapore, Deutsche Bank, and various prominent Chinese museums.

His major works include the series "Motherland," "Rose," "Floating Clouds," and "Homeland." Cai’s art and academic activities have a broad social impact, marked by extensive cross-border collaborations and efforts to integrate art with various societal fields.

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