Artworks for Haiti
In an effort to raise funds for disaster relief after the 2010 massive earthquake that struck Haiti, Cai Guo-Qiang initiated a charitable auction with a group of more than 20 fellow artists in China as an immediate response. More than 30 significant works were donated towards the cause, and the auction raised more than $480,000. All proceeds were distributed to 4 international non-profit organizations which were working on various disaster relief projects in Haiti at that time. They are:
SOIL – building emergency sanitation services to over 15,000 refugees living in the camps in Port au Prince.
Fonkoze – the leading microcredit organization in Haiti building new and permanent homes for refugees left homeless by the earthquake.
The Nature Conservancy – rebuilding and restoring Haiti's technical capacity to manage, create and interpret data collected from geographical information systems.
HELP – an organization providing full scholarships to Haitians college students to bring their grantees to Cornell University to study, research and experience student life in one of the world's foremost leading universities every summer.
Collaborating with Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and other departments, a new endowment was established called the Mingitan Fund for Haiti’s Tomorrow (Mingtian Fund).
Contributing artists include:
Cang Xin, Chen Danqing, Chen Qingqing, Cui Yiwen, Deng Jianjin, He Sen, Hong Hao, Li Zhanyang, Liang Shuo, Liu Jianzhao, Liu Wenling, Liu Xiaodong, Miao Xiaochun, Qiu Xiaofei, Qiu Zhijie, Shi Jinsong, Sui Jianguo, Wang Huaxiang, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jinsong, Wang Mingxian, Xiao Lu, Xu Bing, Xu Zhen, Yang Peijiang, Yang Zhenzhong, Yu Gao, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhan Wang, Zhang Dali, Zhang Wei, Zhu Jinshi