Xu Bing «}ŽB 1955-

Born in Chongqing, grew up in Beijing. He graduated from the Print-making Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1981 and stayed on as an instructor there. Having emigrated to the US in 1990, he returned to China ten years later and is currently Vice-President and Professor at the CAFA. His works have been exhibited at the various museums in the world. His honours include the MacArthur Genius Award (1999), the 14th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize (2003), the inaugural Wales International Art Prize (Artes Mundi) in 2004, and the Southern Graphics Council Lifetime Achievement Award (2006).