Cao Yuxi (James)

VFX Director of 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Cao Yuxi (JAMES) is an artist and coder based in Shenzhen and New York City who define himself as an idealist trying to redeem his pledge under the social pragmatism pressure.

Cao Yuxi designs, collaborates and create on projects across the spectrum of sound-visualization, realtime graphic programming and computing and all other type of digital media based art. His innovative approach to creating art and incorporating technology has enabled Cao Yuxi to generate and shape numerous design projects including space design, new media art installation and public art in both China, Europe and the U.S.

His art works has been exhibited or performed in multiple festivals, galleries, museums and public sites across the world: Mapping Festival 2014, ISEA 2015, BAM 2015 Festival, LEV 2016 Festival , Atonal 2016 Festival, Mutek Montreal 2020, ADE 2020 Festival, ARTECHOUSE, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing UCCA Lab, MOMA PS1, OCAT ShenZhen, OCAT Chengdu, Beijing MinSheng Museum, Beijing Daxing International Airport, Shenzhen City Skyline Buildings Public Lighting show. In 2022, he will serve as the visual effects director of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics.