Yin Xiuzhen was born in Beijing in 1963. she graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Capital Normal University in 1989 and now lives and works in Beijing. Yin Xiuzhen started her contemporary art practice in the early 1990s. Her works are experimental and diverse, taking the experiences, memories and impressions of different people , culture and times as one of the elements of creation, and conducting a large number of artistic creations of different forms through reflection and experiment of materials.
Works involve installation, performance, ceramics, photograph, video, painting, sculpture and many others. She has participated in many important international art exhibitions and has become a female artist with wide international influence. She has participated in the Venice Biennale and Chinese Pavilion, Sao Paulo Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Shanghai Biennale,Gwangju Biennale, Yokohama Triennale, Moscow Biennale and other major international art exhibitions. she has also held Solo exhibitions in MoMA New York, Groningen Museum, Dusseldorf Kunst Hall, and other places. Her works have been collected by Tate Modern, Pompidou Centre, Groningen Museum, Mori Art Museum, Hirosaki MoCA, Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, Art Museum of New South Wales, Hong Kong M+ Art Museum and Ulens Foundation.