Lu Lei was born in Jiangsu in 1972, works and lives in Beijing, graduated from Sculpture Department of China Academy of Art in 1998.
As one of the important artists in contemporary Chinese installation art, Lu Lei's works show sensitivity and precise control of material texture. His works often exude classical mysticism and allegorical inner qualities. Lu Lei is good at creating images of vivid imagination. In his works, social symbols, personal memories and sensitive intuitions of material attributes are combined to form a closed system with hidden orders.
Recent exhibitions include: First Spring - Chapter 4, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lu Lei, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2021); Meditations in an Emergency, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2020); Lu Lei Solo Exhibition: Wander Giant, ShanghART, Shanghai (2019); Heteroglossia, How Art Museum, Shanghai (2018); Forty Years of Sculpture · The First Term, Shenzhen Contemporary Art and Urban Planning Museum, Shenzhen (2017); Post-sense Sensibility, Trepidation and Will, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing (2016); LU Lei Solo Exhibition: Echo, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2015); Li Pinghu, Li Ran, Lu Lei: Semi-automatic Mode, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2014); Jungle II, Platform China, Beijing (2013); Evidence, Newage Art Gallery, Beijing (2012); Lu Lei solo exhibition: Floating Ice Biography, Other Gallery, Beijing (2011); Blackboard, ShanghART H Space, Shanghai (2009); Lu Lei Solo Exhibition: Present, Hanart TZ gallery, Hong Kong (2008); Amateur World, Platform China, Beijing (2007); 6th Shanghai Biennale: Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006).