Yu Ji was born in Shanghai in 1985. Yu grew up in Shanghai and currently lives and works in Shanghai.

She graduated from Shanghai Fine Art College with a Master’s degree in 2011. Her exhibitions include You Can Only Think about Something, if You Think about Something Else (Time Museum, Guangzhou, 2014), Market Forces – Erasure: From Conceptualism to Abstraction (Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong, 2014) and Inside China: L’Intérieur du Géant (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014 and Hong Kong, 2015).