Song Dong (b. 1966, Beijing, China) graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Capital Normal University in 1989. Song Dong emerged from the early Chinese avant-garde art movement and became an important artist with international influence in the development of Chinese contemporary art. He explores the idea of the transience of human behaviour in many fields, including performance, video, installation, sculpture, photography, conceptual painting and curation. He creates and lives with the idea of no boundaries. Song Dong has participated in numerous important international art exhibitions such as Kassel Documenta, Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Taipei Biennale, Kochi Biennale, Liverpool Biennale, Moscow Biennale, Guangzhou Triennale,and Yokohama Triennale. He had held large-scale Solo exhibitions in New York Museum of Modern Art, Groningen Museum, Dusseldorf Kunst Hall, Shanghai Rock Bund Art Museum and other places. He has also won the Gwangju Biennale Award, CCAA China Contemporary Art Award Outstanding Contribution Award, AAC Installation Artist of the year, Chinese Contemporary Art Power List Artist of the year. His works have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Modern, the Pompidou Centre, the M+ Art Museum in Hong Kong, the Ullens Art Foundation and other major museums and art institutions. The artist lives and works in Beijing.