|Cai Guo Qiang
Born in 1957 in Fujian Province, China. He organized the 1985 Exhibition of Young Painters from Shanghai and Fujian. He uses gunpowder as "paint" in order to express his view of mankind's history. In his "Project for Extraterrestrials" series, begun in 1989, he makes works (such as "Meteorite Craters," "Project that would extend the Great Wall by 10,000 meters") that leave their own marks on the earth.
Born in Los Angeles in 1950. He studied modern art at the University of the Pacific and photography at the Art Center College of Design. After working for "Phonograph Record Magazine," where he was chief photo editor, he became a freelance photographer, movie cameraman, and art director. He moved to Tokyo in 1980. Photo-series include "I Love Lucy," "Burning Desire," "Oyako," "Biography," and "Flying Objects." His work has been exhibited many times. Books include "Asobikata/Photographs of Tokyo," and "Oyako: Photographs of Japanese Parents and Children." A CD-ROM of "Oyako" will be published in 1996.