Ni Youyu was born in Jiangxi in 1984. He graduated from Fine Art College of Shanghai University in 2007. Currently living and working in Shanghai. Ni has exhibited at galleries and exhibitions, both locally and overseas, including Outside the Lines at RH Contemporary Art (New York, 2014), Confronting Anitya - Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art at Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V. (Bonn, 2014), Form and Matter - Ni Youyu Solo Exhibition at Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013) and Sattva at Bogota Modern Art Museum (Bogota, 2012).