Guan Xiao was born in 1983. She currently works and lives in Beijing.

The art practice of Guan Xiao mainly focuses on sculpture, video and installations. She uses her own identity, history and geographical background as material, to collage with the increasingly converging world conditions in the current high-speed decomposition, attempts to emphasise the importance of differences by creating direct or tactful contradiction; and to express her understanding of the importance of differences through various themes.

Recent solo exhibitions include 8 stories at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2020);  Products Farming at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2019); Individuality has completely vanished, only traces become memories that linger in the recesses of consciousness at Kunsthalle Winterthur (2018); Living Sci-Fi, under the red stars at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2017); Elastic Sleep at chi K11 art Museum, Shanghai (2016); Flattened Metal at ICA, London (2016); and Weather Forecast at CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux (2016).

Selected group exhibitions include the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo (Forthcoming); Metamorphosis Overdrive at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2020); Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); She at Long Museum, Shanghai (2016); The Present in Drag at the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016); Basic Logic at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2015); Biennale de Lyon (2015); and Surround Audience at New Museum, New York (2015).