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Cao Fei

In her work, Cao Fei complicates the relationship between the real and the virtual. Her practice

might be considered “postmedium,” as it attempts to chart new pathways in a cyberspace

populated by both fake individuals and real characters. Her interest in the virtual stems from

a certain discontent shared by many who are part of a younger generation growing up in an

insecure world:

My country is growing at high speed and the development of the new cities in pace with

the global economy is confusing. On many levels, all of us, young and old, lose our way.