Mo Yi was born in Tibet in 1958. In 1998, he was featured in a documentary series produced by Japan’s NHK Broadcasting Corporation as one of the most important Chinese contemporary artists amongst Fang Lijun, Liu Wei and Zhang Yang (movie director). His works had been included in important exhibitions such as the Guangzhou International Photography Biennial, the Guangzhou Contemporary Art Triennial and the Daegu Photo Biennale, and in the collections of the Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China; the Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China; Houston Museum, USA; and the Chinese Image and Video Archive, Canada. He received the Gold Prize at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in 2008 and the Silver Prize at the Lianzhou International Photography Festival in 2006. He currently lives and works in Beijing.