Exhibition Institution Year

Ramble in the Cosmos—From Primeval Fireball Onward

The National Art Center, Tokyo


Cai Guo-Qiang + Kanon: EET




University of Michigan Museum of Art


Cai Guo-Qiang: Your Daytime Fireworks

RAM+ and TR Lab 2022
Cai Guo-Qiang: Exploding the Self RAM+ and TR Lab 2021
Cai Guo-Qiang: Transient Eternity RAM+ and TR Lab 2021
Cai Guo-Qiang: Odyssey and Homecoming Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai 2021–2022
Illuminate Coral Gables Downtown Coral Gables 2021–2022
Unexpected Surfaces Philadelphia Museum of Art 2021
Odyssey and Homecoming The Palace Museum, Beijing 2020–2021
The Birth of Tragedy Charente River, Cognac, France 2020
Water Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 2019–2020
Inopportune: Stage Two Kröller-Müller Museum 2019–2020
The Shape of Time Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum 2019–2020
The Red Bean Grows in the South Faurschou New York 2019–2020
Encounter with the Unknown: Cosmos Project for Mexico Soria Park, Cholula, Mexico 2019
Cai Guo-Qiang: Gunpowder Art Ashmolean Museum 2019–2020
70th Anniversary Celebration of the People’s Republic of China   2019
The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China Los Angeles Couty Museum of Art (LACMA) 2019–2020
Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 2019–2020
30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Seven Lamps of The Art Museum Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 2019
Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning The Cleveland Museum of Art 2019
Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape National Gallery of Victoria 2019
In the Volcano: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii National Archaeological Museum of Naples 2019
Flora Commedia: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Uffizi The Uffizi Galleries 2018–2019
L’Envol La Maison Rouge 2018
DMoCA 7: Flower of Happiness – Wang Sishun DMoCA (Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art), Tsunan Mountain Park 2018
Fondation Cartier pour l’art comtemporain, A Beautiful Elsewhere Power Station of Art 2018

Landmark: Mapping Contemporary Chinese Art

Guardian Art Center 2017–2018

From Life

Royal Academy of Arts 2017–2018

Tracing the Past and Shaping the Future: Powerlong Museum Inaugural Exhibition

Powerlong Museum 2017–2018

Art Turns. World Turns. Exploring the Collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara

Museum MACAN 2017–2018
The Spirit of Painting. Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado Museo del Prado 2017–2018
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 2017–2018

Color Mushroom Cloud

University of Chicago 2017

Highlights. La Collection de la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Seoul Museum of Art 2017

And What, for Example, Am I Now Seeing? (Autodisporsi)

Galleria Continua, Les Moulins

Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies Benjamin Franklin Parkway, commissioned by The Association for Public Art 2017
Cai Guo-Qiang: October The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts 2017
Nice à l’école de l’histoire Musée Masséna 2017
Art Basel Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 2017
The End of the World Centro Pecci 2016–2017
Cai Guo-Qiang: My Stories of Painting Bonnefantenmuseum 2016–2017

Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art and Everything

Queensland Art Gallery

Le bonheur de deviner peu à peu

Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon

What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China Al Riwaq 2016
The Great Animal Orchestra Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain 2016

Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara

Tōdai-ji Temple



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