Of Shape Offshore

Single screen video
Still images


Stoneware, seashell fragments, barnacles, porcelain, glass

Intimacy of Strangers IV

Handblown borosilicate glass

Pabulite (Swriling teeth)

Glazed stoneware


Glazed stoneware

Precarious Encounter

Stoneware, glaze, borosilicate glass


Kiln-formed glass



Shuyi Cao (b. 1990 Guangzhou, China)


2018 MFA in Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
2016 Master in Public Administration, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2013 Bachelor of Laws, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


2023 Undercurrent Softness, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai (solo exhibition)
Strange Stranger, Para-Site, Hongkong (duo exhibition)
2022 Shadow Metabolism, Hazel and Robert Siegel Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York (duo exhibition)
Moisture-Born, Egg-Born, With Scales, Without Scale, Agnes Varis Art Center, UrbanGlass, New York (solo exhibition)


2024 Oui, dire! Here, say! The 11th Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine, Québec, Canada – upcoming
2023 Land of Exile, Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China – upcoming
Steadfastly Revise for the Standards in Nonproductive Construction (Part II: Liquid Flow), Long March Space, Beijing
Terrains of Skin, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
The Dreamers, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York
The Mind Roams: Abstraction for a New Age, St. Joseph’s University,
New York
2022 Communication Through Art, 2022 Wuhan Biennale, Wuhan
Darwin’s Paradox: A Decade of Bio Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
The Language of Mushrooms, Contemporary Gallery Kunming, Yunnan
Entangled: bio/media, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai
Chthonic Spoil, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
Matter Matters, Chambers Fine Art, New York
Crafting The Past From The Future, Fou Gallery, New York
2021 Utterance, NARS Art Foundation, New York
Reshape, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Cloud of cloud, Weste Bund art Fair, Shanghai
Do Not Black Out, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai
Blue Cables in Venetian Watercourse, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Shin Haus, Shin Gallery, New York
Bamboo As Method, Gallery Weekend Beijing
From Checkers to Complex Systems, Chengdu Times Art Museum
2019 Sub-being, 490 Atlantic Gallery, New York
Let’s try listening again: 13th A.I.R. Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, New York
2018 Artist book project, GRIDSPACE, New York
Artificial River Has No Memories, Site-specific installation, MASS MoCA, North Adams
Growing Pebbles, SLEEPCENTER Gallery, New York
The Hybrid of Beings, Westbeth Gallery, New York
2017 X-Life, 25 East Gallery, New York
BABZ Art Books Fair, Brooklyn, New York
Bio Transmutations, School of Visual Arts, New York


Speculative Geology, Paradoxical Kin, Essay publication, VARIOUS ARTISTS, Pro Helvetia Magazine, JAN 31 2023
2022 Unloved Others, Biodesigned: Issue 10, 28 February, 2022
2021 As If They Were Thinking: New Aesthetics of ‘Thought’ in Machine Learning, Art Machines: International Symposium on Computational Meda Art, City University of Hong Kong, 2021
Soft Rot, Sweet Rot, Bitter Rot: The Politics of Decay, Heichi Magazine, 20 May 2021
The edge of life-as-we-know-it: Aesthetics of decay within artificial life and art, Technoetic Arts, Volume 19, Numbers 1-2, June 2021, pp. 185-201(17)
Like Vine, Like Ant, Like Fungus: Labor and Coexistence, writing published, LEAP

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