He Xiangyu was born in Dandong, Liaoning in 1986. He grew up in Dandong and currently lives and works in Beijing.

He graduated from Shenyang Normal University with a Bachelor’s degree in 2008.
His exhibitions include He Xiangyu (White Cube Gallery, London, UK, 2014), Social Factory: The 10th Shanghai Biennale 2014 (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2014) and 2014 Busan Biennale Exhibition (Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea, 2014).