Zhang Ding was born in 1980 in Gansu. He resides and works in Shanghai. He graduated from North West Minority University, Oil Painting Department in 2003. He studied at China Academy of Fine Arts, New Media Art from 2003 to 2004. Recent exhibitions include Big City and A Lot of Ash – A Lot of Dust, BizArt Center (Shanghai, 2005) and First International Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art: MC1 (Montpellier, 2005).