Wang Keping was born in Beijing and has lived in Paris since 1984. He is a founding member of The Stars (Xing Xing), often considered as the first avant-garde contemporary art movement in China. His work has been exhibited widely around the world, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern; Brooklyn Museum, New York; National Art Museum of China, Beijing; and the Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen. His sculptures have been acquired by important art institutions, such as the Fonds Muncipal d'Art Contemporain, Paris; Musée Cernuischi, Paris; M+ museum, Hong Kong; and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.