Liang Shaoji was born in Shanghai in 1945. He graduated from the Affiliated High School of Zhejiang Fine Arts College in 1965 and learnt soft sculpture from Varbanov in China Academy of Art. Now he resides and works in Tiantai, Zhejiang Province. His important exhibitions include: “Cloud above Cloud”, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (2016); “What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China”, Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar (2016); “Liang Shaoji: Back to Origin”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2014); “Questioning Heaven”, LiangShaojiSoloExhibition,GaoMageeArtGallery,Madrid,Spain(2012);“Artof Change”, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. (2012); Liang Shaoji Solo Exhibition, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2009); “An Infinitely Fine Line– Liang Shaoji Solo Exhibition”, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai (2009); “CLOUD”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2007); The 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (2000); The 6th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (1999); The 48th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy (1999); “China/Avant-Garde Art Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing (1989), etc. He was awarded the Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) in 2002 and the Prince Claus Awards in 2009.