Zhang Zhaohui, whose family origin is in Hebei Province, was born in Beijing in 1965. Zhang studied traditional Chinese art during his childhood and started training in Western art skills during middle school. After he graduated from the Department of Museum Studies of Nankai University in 1988, Zhang contributed to museum art collections and appreciation in the National Museum of China for many years. In 1995, he set sail to study curatorial studies in Bard College in New York for a master’s degree. Afterwards, he gained the opportunity to study the world of contemporary art in the US, financially supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. He also worked for the Asian Society Museum and the Queens Museum of Art. Since returning to China in 1999, Zhang has constantly been studying contemporary art and pursuing his own art practice. In 2006, he was awarded a doctoral degree in Contemporary Art from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. As a contemporary artist and scholar, Zhang Zhaohui has had more than sixty solo and group exhibitions around the world, including solo show at Asian Art Museum in Fukuowa, Japan in 2014. In the same year, he received the silver prize of the 1stNanjing International Grand Exhibition. He has published over ten catalogs or academic studies.