Yuan Cai grew up in China during Mao's cultural revolution. He lives in London, where he collaborated with Jian Jun Xi on a number of 'artistic interventions' in museums and gallery spaces. The most famous of which are to urinate in Marcel Duchamp's Urinal and a jump on Tracey Emin's Bed. Together they have fuelled artistic debate and tried to resurrect and "celebrate the spirit of modern art."
He is part of the due Mad for Real with Jian Jun Xi.