Gao Mingyan, born in 1983 in Shanghai, lives and works in Shanghai. He graduated from Shanghai Art & Design Academy with a BA in Exhibition Design (2005). His solo exhibitions include Life Roles (Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2013), What Else Can I Do? (Goethe Institute, Shanghai, 2012) and Intervene (A4 Contemporary Art Centre, Chengdu, 2011). In 2009 he was exhibited at the 10th Baltic Trienial in Lithuania as a member of the COMFORTABLE project. He has curated many exhibitions, including Vanishing (DDM Warehouse, 2009), Gray Fertilizer Is Gray (Shanghai No.17 Plastic Factory, 2008) and One Ninth (BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, 2006).