Zhao Yao was born in Sichuan province in 1981. He graduated from the Design Arts Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2004. Currently lives and works in Beijing. Since 2005, Zhao Yao has become an increasingly important figure in the emerging generation of China’s contemporary art world. His solo exhibitions has been held at Taikang Space, Beijing Commune (Beijing, 2011 and 2012), Pace London in 2013 and Pace Hong Kong in 2015.