Zhou Xiaohu was born in 1960 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. He studied sculpture at the Suzhou Art Institute from 1980 to 1983.  He was later educated at Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, and graduated in 1989 with a degree in oil painting. Zhou first began working in video in 1997. He has been featured in numerous exhibitionsxpress, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (2005); China Now, a film festival at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); The Chinese, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2004); Between Past and Future, International Center of Photography, New York (2004); Second Hand Reality, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2003); and A Strange Heaven- Contemporary Chinese Photography, Rudolfinum Art Museum, Prague (2003).