Li Ming was born in 1986 in Yuanjiang, Hunan. He currently lives and works in Hangzhou.

Li Ming graduated from the New Media Arts Department of the China Academy of Art in 2008. His art frequently demonstrates a fresh treatment of time and space with the use of his own body as a stage prop as well as an idiosyncratic reframing of the technologies that we use in daily life, in an experimental and carefree attitude.

His major solo exhibitions include 1703 at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2018); Inspired by Transliteration at HDM gallery, Hangzhou (2017); MEIWE at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); and Mediation at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2014). His recent group exhibitions include A World in a Grain of Sand: Mapping Shapes and Sites for Social Geometries at Atlantis Sanya (2018); HUGO BOSS ASIA ART: Award for Emerging Asian Artists at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2017); No Walk, No Work at Centre d'Art Contemporain Yverdon-les-Bains (2016); Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude at Busan Biennale (2016); Tutorials – Moving Images and A User’s guide from China at Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (2016); and WE – A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists at chi K11 art museum, Shanghai (2016). 

Li Ming was the winner of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART: Award for Emerging Asian Artists in 2017.