Cao Kai, a contemporary artist and independent curator.
Born in 1969, from Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. After graduating from Nanjing Academy of the Arts in 1992，he worked in Nanjing TV Station for many years. He established PEEXIE Studio in Nanjing in 2000, whose work includes the creation, criticism, historical research, exhibition, and education of experimental films and video art, associating with other fields, such as documentary, new media art and digital art.
As a contemporary artist, he stepped in the field of contemporary art in 1994 and used video, photography and installation as the main medium of art expression. Now he is an important video artist and experimental filmmaker in China.
As an independent curator, he organized and curated China Independent Film Festival since 2003. He also participated in various intercontinental art projects relating to Chinese independent films, experimental films and Video Art in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, and Macao.
He has published a photo album of his video artworks 9 VIDEOS，and monograph Document and Experiment: the History of Digital Film&Video. As the previous chief editor of Asia Experimental Film and Video Art Forum Collection, and China’s Independent Documentary “Nanjing Declaration” Event Literature Documentation, he has been the chief editor of the catalogue of China Independent Film Festival. Besides, he has another dozens of papers being published in some professional journals and a variety of Chinese art forum anthologies.