Born in 1967, in Inner Mongolia, Cang Xin became an active member of the Beijing East Village in 1993. Participating in To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain with Zhu Ming, Cang Xin finds inspiration in the spiritual traditions of Daoism, Buddhism, and shamanism. Cang Xinâ€™s heritage is Manchurian and the shaman traditions that flourished in Siberia and Northern China. In his Communication series, begun in 1996, Cang Xin explores the impulse to experience things with the mouth.
Cang Xinâ€™s work has been shown in Japan, Norway, Thailand, France, Italy, Australia, and the United States. In 2002, his performance art was part of the Sydney Biennale and in 2004(and 2005) his work was shown in the exhibition Between Part and Future at the International Center of Photography in New York.