Born 1990 in Beijing, China.
Lives and works in Beijing, China.
Cao Yani graduated in art management and curation from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Art Management (2012) and the Chelsea School of Art at the University of the Arts in London (2013). She has co-planned exhibitions“Shelf Life” (2012), “Breathing Space” (2012) and “Kehai” (2013) in London. She is the co-director and curator of PLATESPACE (Beijing). She is also curating shows independently, including recent shows at ICICLE Space (Shanghai) and NUOART gallery.