Monographic Exhibition Catalogues


Cai Guo-Qiang. Primeval Fireball: The Project for Projects. Tokyo: P3 art and environment, 1991. With statements by the artist and essays by Serizawa Takashi, Takami Akihiko, and Takagishi Michiko. In Japanese and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang: From the Pan–Pacific. Iwaki: Iwaki City Art Museum, 1994. With statements by the artist and an essay by Hirano Akihiko. In Japanese and English.

Hasegawa Yuko, ed. Chaos: Cai Guo-Qiang. Tokyo and Osaka: Setagaya Art Museum and Nomart Editions Inc., 1994. With statements by the artist and essays by Chen Ri Sheng and Yuko Hasegawa. In Japanese and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang. Cultural Melting Bath: Projects for the 20th Century. New York: Queens Museum of Art, 1997. With essays by Jane Farver and Reiko Tomii. In English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Flying Dragon in the Heavens. Humlebaek: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1997. With essays by Geremie R. Barmé and Anneli Fuchs. In Danish and English.


Day Dreaming: Cai Guo-Qiang. Taipei: Eslite Gallery (Cherng Piin), 1998. With essays by the artist and Tatsumi Masatoshi. In Chinese and English.


Matt, Gerald, ed. Cai Guo-Qiang: I Am the Y2K Bug. Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien, 1999. With essays by Rosa Martínez, Michael Wenzel, and Yuko Hasegawa, and an interview with Gerald Matt. In German and English.


Fei Dawei, ed. Cai Guo-Qiang. London: Thames & Hudson and Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 2000. With an essay by Dawei Fei and interviews with Dawei Fei and Andrei Ujica. Editions in French and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang. Shanghai: Shanghai Art Museum, 2002. With essays by the artist, Yuko Hasegawa, Ni Tsai-Chin, Zhang Qin, and Zeng Qing Hui. In Chinese.

Cai Guo-Qiang. Trento: Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, 2002. With essays by Fabio Cavallucci, Hou Hanru, and Pier Luigi Tazzi, and an interview with Monica Demattè. In Italian and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: An Arbitrary History. Lyon: Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon and Milan: 5 Continents Editions srl, 2002. With essays by Fei Dawei, François Jullien, Jan Hoet, Nanjo Fumio, Thierry Raspail, and Wang Mingxian, and an interview with Jérôme Sans. In French and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang and Iwaki with His Drawing Works 1980–2002. Iwaki: Cai Guo-Qiang Anthology Project, 2002. With statements by the artist. In Japanese and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang’s CHADO Pavilion: Homage to Tenshin Okakura. Hakone-machi, Kanagawa-ken: The Hakone Open-Air Museum, 2002. With essays by Matsumura Toshio and Tatehata Akira. In Japanese and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Day Dreaming. Shanghai: Yishu Shijie Magazine, 2002. In Chinese.


Stringa, Nico. Terrecotte Cinesi: Dalla 48th Biennale di Venezia. Nove: Museo Civico della Ceramica, 2003. With essays by Francesca Dal Lago, Britta Erickson, Nico Stringa, Harald Szeemann, and Alessio Tasca. In Italian and English.


Cai Guo Qiang. Light Cycle: Explosion Project for Central Park. New York: Asia Society and Creative Time, 2004. With essays by the artist, Melissa Chiu, and Peter Eleey. In English.


Cai Guo-Qiang. Warsaw: Zacheta National Gallery of Art, 2005. With statements by the artist and essays by Maria Brewinska and Jean-Luc Nancy. In Polish and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Inopportune. Wilmington: MASS MoCA, 2005. With essays by Laura Heon and Robert Pogue Harrison, and an interview with Jennifer Wen Ma. In English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Life Beneath the Shadow. Edinburgh: The Fruitmarket Gallery, 2005. With essays by Fiona Bradley, Yuko Hasegawa, and James Robertson. In English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: On Black Fireworks. Valencià: Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, 2005. With essays by Consuelo Císcar Casabán, David Rodríguez Caballero, Lilian Tone, Vincente Valero, and Wu Hung and interview with David Rodríguez Caballero. In Spanish and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang: Head On. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bank AG, 2006. With essays by Dan Cameron, Ariane Grigoteit, Lao Zhu, and Nicholas Mirzoeff. Editions in German and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Long Scroll. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2006. With an essay and interview by Jonathan Shaughnessy. In French and English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Transparent Monument. Milan: Edizioni Charta, 2006. With an essay by David Ross. In English.


Higuchi Masaki and Iseki Yu, eds. Light Passage: Cai Guo-Qiang & Shiseido. Tokyo: Shiseido Corporate Culture Department, 2007. With essays by Fukuhara Yoshiharu, Kakizaki Takao, and Sugawara Norio, and an interview with Kakizaki Takao. In Japanese and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2008. With essays by Alexandra Munroe, David Joselit, Miwon Kwon, and Wang Hui. In English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe. Beijing: The People’s Press, in association with CICE and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2008. With essays by Alexandra Munroe, David Joselit, Miwon Kwon, and Wang Hui. In Chinese.

The 7th Hiroshima Art Prize: Cai GuoQiang. Hiroshima: Hiroshima City Museum of Art, 2008. With essays by Osawa Masachi, Gianfranco Maraniello, and Suhama Motoko. In Japanese and English.

The 7th Hiroshima Art Prize: Cai GuoQiang. Hiroshima: Hiroshima City Museum of Art, 2008. With essay by Kamiya Yukie and interview with Asada Akira. In Japanese and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe. Bilbao: Guggenheim Bilbao, 2009. With essays by Alexandra Munroe, David Joselit, Miwon Kwon, and Wang Hui. In Spanish.


Cai Guo-Qiang: Peasant Da Vincis. Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2010.

Cai Guo-Qiang, and Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Cai Guo-Qiang: Hanging Out in the  Museum. Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2009. In Chinese and English.

Perlein, Gilbert, and Rebecca Francois. Cai Guo-Qiang: Travels in the Mediterranean. Bordighera: CUDEMO Editore, 2010. In French and English.

Wilkins, Amy, ed. Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms. Philadelphia, USA: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 2010. With essays by Carlos Basualdo, Marion Boulton Stroud, David Elliott, and Wang Mingxian. In English.


Cai Guo-Qiang Sunshine and Solitude. Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, 2011. With essays by Ben Tufnell, Ana Laura Cué, and Katnira Bello. In Spanish and English.

Makos, Christopher, ed. Cai Guo-Qiang 1040M Underground. Donetsk: Izolyatsia. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, 2011. In Ukrainian and English.


Cai Guo-Qiang: Spring. Zhejiang: China Academy of Art Press, 2012. In English and Chinese.

Deitch, Jeffrey, ed. Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky. Munich, London, New York: DelMonico 

Books | Prestel, 2012. In English.

Hasegawa Yuko. Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab. Translated by Viviane Hamza, Samia Touati, Tarek 

Ghanem: Skira Editore S.p.A., 2012. In English and Arabic.


Cai Guo-Qiang: A Clan of Boats. Copenhagen: Faurschou Foundation, 2013. With statements by the artist and essays by Jannie Haagemann, Karen Smith, and Hans Ulrich Obrist. In English. 

Cai Guo-Qiang. Let’s Create an Exhibition with a Boy Named Cai. South Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2013. In English.


Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth. South Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2014. In English. With essays by Russell Storer, Suhanya Raffel, Ben Tufnell, Ross Gibson, and Tamsin Cull. In English.
Cai Guo-Qiang: The Ninth Wave. Shanghai: Artron Group, 2014. With essays by Orville Schell, Russell Storer and the artist. In English and Chinese.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Impromptu. Buenos Aires: Fundación Proa, 2015. With essays by the artist and interviews with Adriana Rosenberg and Rodrigo Alonso; Alexandra Munroe and Sandhini Poddar; and Lesley Ma. In Spanish.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Odyssey. Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2015. With essays by Christine Starkman, Cai Guo-Qiang and Susan Stewart. In English.

Cai Guo-Qiang: There and Back Again. Yokohama: Mochuisle, Inc., 2015. With essays by Cai Guo-Qiang, Eriko Osaka, Eriko Kimura, Hideko Numata, Naoaki Nakamura. In English and Japanese.

Cai Guo-Qiang and 15 years at Echigo-Tsumari Triennale. Tokyo: Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers, 2015. With essays by Fram Kitagawa and Cai Guo-Qiang. In English and Japanese.

Cai Guo-Qiang: My Stories of Painting. Maastricht: Bonnefantenmuseum, 2016. With essay by Stijn Huijts, Lars Nittve and Cai-Guo-Qiang. In English and Dutch.


Cai Guo-Qiang: October. Moscow: ABCdesign, 2017. With essays by Cai Guo-Qiang, Alexandra Danilova, Alexander Etkind and Lars Nittve, and an interview with Boris Groys. In English and Russian.

The Spirit of Painting. Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado. Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado Difusión, 2017. With essays by Miguel Zugaza, Alejandro Vergara, Kosme de Barañano, and Cai Guo-Qiang. Editions in English, Spanish, and Chinese.


Flora Commedia: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Uffizi. Florence: Giunti Editore S.p.A., 2018. With essays by Eike Schmidt, Germano Celant, Laura Donati, Simon Schama, Cai Guo-Qiang, and an interview with Renata Pintus. Editions in English, Italian, and Chinese.


Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2019. With essays by Lesley Ma, Cai Guo-Qiang, and Yuko Hasegawa. First Edition.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2019. With essays by Clarissa von Spee and David Stradling, and an interview with Clarissa von Spee.

Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii: In the Volcano. Silvana: Cinisello Balsamo, 2019. Edited by Jérôme Neutres. Editions in English, Italian, and Chinese.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Materials Without Boundaries. England: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, 2019. Edited by Shelagh Vainker. Editions in English.