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
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.