Xu Wenkai was born in Xi’an, Shanxi in 1984. He grew up in Xi’an and currently lives and works in Shanghai.

He graduated from Wuhan University with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007. His exhibition include The 12th National Art Exhibition, China (Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2014), Thing World: International Triennial
 of New Media Art (National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2014), PANDAMONIUM – Media Art From Shanghai (Momentum, Berlin, German, 2014) and Transience: Intractable Objects (Taikang Space, Beijing, China, 2014).