Shao Wenhuan, born 1971 in Hotan (Xinjiang) spent his childhood in Changzhou (Jiangsu province) and now lives in Hangzhou. In 2002, he studied at CAFA's Graduate School of Fine Arts, going on to study at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Dijon, France. After graduating, he became an assistant professor in CAFA's Department of Photography. In 2016 he exhibited Membrane – Recycling 'Real Untruths' at Shanghai's 1933 Contemporary. In 2015 at Shanghai's M97 Gallery he held a solo exhibition entitled Silence. Group exhibitions in which he has participated in the past five years include the 2017 inaugural West Lake Art Exhibition, Extremely West Lake, the 2016 Bern Art Museum's Chinese Whispers exhibition, the 3rd Shanghai PhotoFairs, Insights section, the 6th Jinan International Photography Biennial Another Possibility experimental exhibition, and the Hong Kong Hanart TZ Gallery's Annals of Floating Island exhibition. He exhibited in the 2015 Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival Gray· Tough· Frame· Foreign exhibition, the Essen Fokwang Museum CHINA8 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, the Shanghai Ming Yuan Contemporary Art Museum's New Haziness, the 2014 Shanghai Minsheng Museum of Modern Art's Chinese Contemporary Photography: 2009-2014, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP New Haziness art exhibition, the 5th Jinan International Photography Biennale's Contemporary Oriental Dimension, the 10th Lianzhou China Contemporary Photography Biennale, Memory – 2nd Italy - China Contemporary Art Biennale and in 2013, the Barcelona Monica Centre's Pure View of Streams and Mountains - Transformation of Chinese Contemporary Art exhibition, and the 1st Beijing International Photography Biennial Exhibition, Aura and Post-aura.