Zhuang Hui was born in 1963 in Yumen Town, Gansu Province, China. He left his hometown to study in Luoyang City at the age of thirteen and started to study painting by himself. In 1979, after graduating from high school, he became a worker at the state-run Luoyang No.1 Tractor Factory.In 1996, he moved to Beijing and became an artist.
During his engaged and fruitful artistic career, Zhuang Hui participated in a number of exhibitions including Foam Photography Museum,Amsterdam (2015);Folkwang Museum, Bonn (2014); 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2012); Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City (2009); The Groninger Museum, Gron- ingen (2008); Tate Modern, Liverpool (2007); Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (2006); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2005); Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (2005); Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (2004); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2003); Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg (2002); Beyeler Art Museum, Basel (2001);Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, FR (2000); The 1st Fukuoka Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, JP (1999); LCA Contemporary Art Research Center, London (1999);Ghent Art Center, Ghent (1999). He also participated in the 48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice (1999);Visual Art Festival, Kunstverein and Kunsthaus, Hamburg, De(1996).