Cao Fei made her first short film Maladjustment 257a year before graduating from the Design Department of Guangzhou Arts Institute in 2000. An artist of many skills, her works range from documentary film to experimental theatre, conceptual photography and performance art. In addition, her documentary Sanyuanli joined the 50th Venice Arts Biyearly Exhibition and in 2005 her first full-length documentary film Father joined the first Moscow Biyearly Exhibition. In 2006 Cao was commended by New York magazine Art Forum for her contribution to modern art. ln 2006 Cao won CCAA (Chinese Contomporary Art Awards).