Guang-Yu Zhang is currently based in Shanghai, China. He studied fine art at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. In 2012, he received his BFA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, London.
Saatchi Art recognized Guang-Yu as one of their notable emerging artists and featured him in their ‘One to Watch’ list. They also selected him as one of the "Best Artists of 2014". Guang-Yu was a finalist in the ArtGemini Prize exhibition in 2013 at London’s Rebecca Hossack Gallery and was selected for the international emerging artists' exhibition “Continental Shift” at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2014. His works were displayed on digital screens for the exhibition "Source Collage" at the Tate Britain in London in August 2014.
He has exhibited at the Woolff Gallery (London), Shou Gallery (Switzerland), Art Palm Beach, Red Dot Art Fair + Scope Art Fair (Miami Beach), Asia Contemporary Art Fair (Hong Kong), Asia Contemporary Art Fair (Hong Kong), Asian Young Artists Art Festival (Seoul), Chi K11 Art Museum (Shanghai), Gallery Different (London), Rich Mix (London), Mile End Art Pavilion (London), and Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery (London).