Xiao Banruo was born in Wuhan, Hubei in 1991. She grew up and currently lives and works in Wuhan.

Xiao graduated from University of the Arts London, UK with a Master’s degree in 2014. Her exhibitions include Graduation Exhibition of Wimbledon of the University of the Arts London (Wimbledon Space, London, UK, 2014) and West Says, East Says: Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition” (He Gallery, Wuhan, China, 2014).