Tan Tian was born in Chengde, Hebei in 1988. He grew up in Chengde and currently lives and works in Beijing.

He graduated from London Kingston University, UK with 
a Bachelor’s degree in 2012. He was presented at exhibitions including Show+ing (SW1 Gallery, London, UK, 2012), Transformation (Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China, 2013) and Memo II (White Space, Beijing, China, 2014).