Born in 1962 in Beijing, China, Yin Qi graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1987, and taught at the affiliate high school after graduation. He later resumed his studies of art at the Ecole National Superieur des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1989 - 1991 and at the Institute de Haute Etude en Arts Plastiques in 1996 – 1997. He now resides and works in Beijing and Paris. His solo exhibitions were common both in China and many places in Europe such as Spain (2004, Barcelona); France, Issodum Museum and Meymac Contemporary Art Center (2004); and Beijing, Soka Contemporary Space (2005). He also participated in group shows " The 10th National Art Exhibition" (2004, Beijing); " Beijing Biennal" (2005); "Spreading Realism" (2006, Taipei).