• 2024 CAOSHU Portfolio.pdf

    CAO Shu (b. 1987, Shandong Province, China) lives and works in Hangzhou, teaching at China Academy of Arts. Cao Shu's art works primarily focus on narrative 3D digital moving image, video games, and site-specific installations. His works are based on local practices, intricately weaving together the complex production mechanisms behind computer graphics technology, mythical metaphors, historical archives, and social issues. In recent years, Cao Shu has won such awards as 2022 OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Award2024 Chengdu International Photograph Week Artist award2021 Exposure Award of PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai,and 2017 BISFF Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.He has been residency artist at Atelier Mondial in Basel(2017), Yokohama Koganecho Bazzaar Art Festival (2019),Muffatwek Munich and Goethe Institute(2020). The Works are collected by KADIST Art Collection, Australian White Rabbit Art Gellary, Blue Mountain Contemporary Art Foundation, Zhejiang Art Museum.And which have been exhibited in art Museums around the world,such as Kunsthausbaselland, Matadero Contemporary Art and Culture Center,UCCA Dune,White Rabbit Gallery Sydney, BY ART MATTERS Hangzhou, Macao Art Museum, Power Station of Art Shanghai, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, OCAT Shanghai, Sleep Center New York, Die Sammlung Falckenberg Hall Hamburg.etc.

    Solo Exhibitions

    2021,Solo Exhibition,GO TO ROME,B1OCK@Ooeli,Hangzhou,China

    2019,  Solo Exhibition,The Ocean of Solaris,Zhejiang Museum,Hangzhou,China

    2019,Solo Exhibition,Flux,Shanghai ShanghaiTech University,Shanghai,China

    2019,Solo Programme,Monster outside the windows,Koganecho,Yokohama,Japan

    2017,Solo Programme,“Before and After the Future”CAO Shu and YournelSalonMondialbaselSwizerland

    2015,Solo Exhibition,Nameless,Opencast Space,Hangzhou,China

    Group Exhibitions


    Cosmic Archaeology, Shanghai Astronomy Museum, Shanghai, China

    Asia Walk, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

    Chengdu International Photography Festival, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu, China


    Vortex in Beijing:Five Moments at Nightfall,Macalline Art Center, Beijing,China

    I Am The People, White Rabbit Gallery,Sydney,Australia

    Motion is Action:35 Years of Chinese Media Art,BY ART MATTERS,Hangzhou,China

    Contains it like lines of a hand,Tang Shaoyi former residence,Shanghai,China

    X Museum Triennial 2023: Home Is Where the Haunt Is,X Museum ,Beijing,China

    Coding for the people,Qingdao,China

    Rising Flags,Museum in Progress,Austria,Vienna

    If the trouble was money, Pfeuferstr. 38, Munich, Germany

    Invisible Maps: Give space,BY ART MATTERS,Hangzhou,China

    Hide and Seek - The Photographic Vision of Childhood,Being Art Museum, Shanghai, China


    The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2021798Art Center, Beijing, China

    Thinking Through Ocean, Topred Center for Contemporary Art , Xiamen, China

    9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture,GDH City,Shenzhen,China

    Memory hurts me, Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art and Culture Center, Madrid, Spain

    In Solidarity with ____? | 2022 "OCAT × KADIST  Emerging Media Artist Program" Exhibition, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China

    Art's language , Artists' Game,OCAT Shenzhen,Shenzhen,China

    Shape the Future - The 8th Shanghai Duolun Youth Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

    "Body and Cosmos" the art of living together, Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha, China


    Slowly Arriving, Kunsthausbaselland, Basel, Switzerland

    Multi-Prismatic Mutual Views - International Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Macao Art Museum, Macao, China

    #TGIF (thank God it's funny), Brownie project, Shanghai, China

    The Timing of Drifters, Martin Goya business, Hangzhou, China

    The Long Cut,Feral File Exhibition Online


    Archives of Possible World,Xiangshan art commune,Hangzhou,China

    HD world unit, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong, China

    Guerrillas in Flatland: Unite! Digital Voyagers,PSA Shanghai Museum of contemporary art,Shanghai,China

    New drive: the collision between art and technology, Shenyang K11 Art Center, Shenyang, China

    Pad Dimension:Visual Art Form Graph to Virtual, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

    Space Oddity, UCCA Dune, Qinhuangdao, China


    Cyprus International Animation Festival, salamiu, Cyprus

    "Cut keyframe" Chinese Animation Art Invitational Exhibition, Wuhan K11 Art Center, Wuhan, China

    Hangzhou "best design", Baimahu International Convention and Exhibition Center, Hangzhou, China

    "One day world" vlog, PSA Shanghai Museum of contemporary art, online

    Hua Niao Island International Animation Festival, Hua Niao Island, Zhoushan, China

    Back to reality, martingoya business, Hangzhou, China


    PPPP and Friends,Fiber Space,Beijing,China 

    Koganecho BAZAAR 2019,Koganecho,Yokohama,Japan

    The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2018,Minsheng Art Museum,Beijing,China

     21st Cairo International Animation Forum,Cairo,Egypt

    Lighthouse International Charity Film Festival,Museum of CAFA,Beijing,China

    CHAI film festival,Leipzig,Germany

    25. Film Festival della Lessinia,Verona,Italy



    The 4th Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale,OCT Contemporary Art Terminal,Shenzhen,Shenzhen,China

    “Cross Domain”Sino-Japanese Youth Art Exhibition,Jin Ji Lake Art Museum,Suzhou,China

    Metamorphosis-International Dynamic Visual Creative Art Exhibition,Red Cube Museum,Shenzhen,China

    Shanghai Flash Exhibition,PSA Public Art Projects,Shanghai,China

    China-Canada Experimental Animation Exhibition,Tongniu Movie Industry Park,Beijing,China

    Leipzig International Documentary and Animation Festival,Leipzig,Germany

    One-sided fable?,Superfluous Art Gallery,Shanghai,China

    Post Southern Song Dynasty,KWM Art Center,Beijing,China

    23rd Milano Film Festival,Milano,Italy

    XXVIII Message to Man International Film Festival,Saint-Petersburg,Russia

    Artecinema international festival of contemporary art film,Naples,Italy

    Fiction Art,OCAT Shenzhen,Shenzhen,China

    2018 Annecy Animation Film Festival,Annecy,France

    Invitation Screen of Shanghartgallery 1st time,Shanghartgallery,Shanghai and Bejing,China

    Pity Party,Sleep Center,NewYork,America

    Wormhole project | Documenta of Contemporary animation art Nanjing,China Contemporary Animation Art Archive,Nanjing,China

    Blue Dream,Yell Space,Shanghai,China

    Blue Dream Animation Festival,Nuremberg,Germany

    TED 2018 Conference Video Screen,Vancouver Convention Centre,Vancouver,Canada

    OUT OF SERVICE, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, China

    Presence -Young Artist Exhibition,China Academy of Art Museum,Hangzhou,China



    Atelier Mondial Exhibition 2017,Solon Mondial,basel,Swizerland

    EXiM2017 Cross-Straits Experimental Animation Festival,EXiM,Macao,China

    Beijing International Short Film Festival,Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA),Beijing,China

    15th International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries,Vladivostok,Russia

    13th Korea independent Animation Film Festival,Seoul COEX Convention and Exhibition Center,Soel,Korea

    New millennium airport Animation Festival,New millennium airport Theater,Hokkaido,Japan

    39th Clermont-Ferrant International Film Festival,Clermont-Ferrant,France



    33. Kasseler Dokfest,Weinkirche Wine Cellar,Kasseler,Germany

    Jimei Arles International Photography Festival,C-Art Plat,Xiamen,China

    International animation Biennale,Shanghai,China

    Hamburg "China Time" International Art Festival,DieSammlungFalckenberg Hall,Hamburg,Germany

    2016 Whistler Film Festival,Whistler,Cannada

    Competition for Manchester Animation Festival 2016, Manchester,England

    Ottawa International Animation Festival 2016, Ottawa, Canada

    International Competition of 36th edition of the Brussels Animation Films Festival, Brussels, Belgium

    2016 Taichung International Animation Festival,Taiwan

    2016 Annecy Animation Festival,Annecy,France

    VIS Vienna Independent Shorts Festival,Vienna,Austria

    33rd Busan International Short Film Festival(BISFF),Busan,Korea

    2016 Holland Animation Film Festival competition shorts HAFF 2016,Louis Hartlooper Complex,Utrecht,Holland


    Tenerife Shorts 2015,Tenerife Theater,Canary Islands,Spain

    Hannover film festival,Hannoner Theater,Hannover,Germany

    "Mythology" contemporary art exhibition, white box art museum, Beijing, China

    31st International Short Film Festival Berlin,Berlin Babylon Theater,Berlin,Germany

    “Animatou”International Animation Film Festival,Geneva Theater,Geneva,Switzerland

    Anibar Animation Festival, Pristina,Kosova

    Concorto short film festival,Panorama Piacenza,Italy

    International experimental short film competition,St. Petersburg, Russia

    Long Week of Short Films,Minsheng Art Museum,Shanghai,China

    International Short Film Festival 20min|max,Ingolstadt,Munich,Germany

    The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors,Beijing,China

    Drawing·Art of Re-Zuo,Nanjing Art Academy Museum,Nanjing,China

    Deconstruction Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites,Beijing,China

    2015 Holland Animation Film Festival,Utrecht,Holland



    Animation & Digital Image in the Time of Interactive Media,China Academy of Art Museum,Hangzhou,China

    Endless1 contemporary art exhibition,nomad gallery,Hangzhou,China

    Top 15 China Academy of Art,China Academy of Art Museum,Hangzhou,China

    The edge of nature|Hangzhou Experimental Video Artists Exhibition,Hangzhou,China

    Hiroshima International Film Festival,Hiroshima,Japan

    International artists detention project,Inna Art Space,Hangzhou,China

    2014 Holland International Animation Film Festival,Utrecht,Holland