Born in Changsha, Hunan, China in 1980, Gao Lei graduated from the Digital Media Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.

His recent solo exhibition include Gao Lei’s Solo Exhibition (Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2014), WINDOWSKY” (Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, 2014), CARRIER (White Space, Beijing, China, 2013), PROJECTIONS (Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2012) and THE PRINCIPLE” (White Space, Beijing, China, 2011).

Selected group exhibitions include Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization (Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2015), AFTER UTOPIA: Revisiting The Ideal In Asian Contemporary Art (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2015), Silent Force” (How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China, 2014), Present-ing Recital Louder Than Paint (Shanghai Gallery Of Art, Shanghai, China, 2014) and Criss-Cross: Artworks of Young Chinese Contemporary Artists from Long Collection (Long Museum, Shanghai, China, 2014), among many others.