Ding Kai graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Guizhou Normal University in 2006. Upon completion of his degree in Mural Painting at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, he started teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts of Tongren University, Guizhou in 2010.

Ding’s works had been showcased in his solo exhibition Huidian.Vision (Guiyang, 2005) and many group exhibitions including Datang – Chinese Aggressive Art Exhibition (Chengdu, Shanghai, 2013), The Narrative of Guiyang – Urban Parts Contemporary Artists on the New Long March (Guangzhou 53 Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu), Discontinuity – Guiyang K11 art village x Urban Parts Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition (Huafu Art Space, Shanghai, 2012), Index of Pain (Chengdu Blueroof Art Gallery), Contemplation and Wandering – Ding Kai and Yang Bingliang Exhibition (Chengdu Blueroof Art Gallery) and Elsewhere – Young Artists Joint Exhibition (Chengdu, 2011).