Cay Yi Lin


Cay Yi Lin, born in 1971 in Harbin,  is a up and coming artist who has just had his first exhibit in the most important Gallery in China, 798 in Beijing this last August , 2006.


He dedicated the past 20 years covering what is maybe one of the most controversial and secretive moments in Chinese History, The Cultural Revolution and the slavery of the labour force in China. Although, its brief existence between 1966 and 1976, it has undoubtedly marked the future of China in ways that are still being unveiled. This is his latest focus on the shameful work conditions 0f the Apple factories in China – with over a million workers living in labour camps with children as young as 12 years ols – now reported.


Individual Exhibitions


1998      Beijing, Chinese Contemporary International Arts Festival

1999      Tachikawa – Tachikawa , Japan

2000      Wall to Wall – Naarden, Holland Cross

2001      798 Beijing –  stop  the machines

2002      Auckland, New Art World New Zealand

2003      Krakow, Poland – Chinese Art Krakow

2003      Shanghai, Strange, Aura Gallery Shanghai

A strange Heaven

2004      Beijing, Chinese Contemporary Photography

2004      Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

2007       Art Beijing

2009       Chicago International –  US


Collective Exhibitions

1998  Visible and Unknown, Semi—solo Exhibition Beijing

2008 798 Art Gallery Beijing

  • 798 Gallery Beijing ,

2009   Chicago Art Gallery , US ,

2011    The Hague , Prism Gallery , Holland

Private Collections

Paris, London, Taiwan, Tokyo, London, Prague, Den Haag, Geneva, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Moscow