Yang Xinguang was born in Hunan, China, in 1980. A graduate of the sculpture school at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, he works across disciplines in his conceptual inquisitions of material and textile.

Yang’s interest in symbiotic relationships with organic and man-made materials is rendered in his works, which reference the everyday and aesthetic simplicity. Drawing inspiration from the arte povera and mono-ha movements as well as minimalist sculpture, he uses wood, gold, earth and stone in their natural states.

His solo exhibitions include "Immeasurably Fair," Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong (2013); "Violence Without Mercy," Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China (2012); "These Are Some Stones Below," Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong (2011); "ArtStatement," Art 41 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2010); and "Consumed," Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China (2008). Group exhibitions include "Hugo Boss Asia Art 2015," Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); "The Third Criticism Art Language," Times Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); "Visibility," Shi Jia Zhuang Art Museum, Hubei, China (2013); "Contemporary Art in China 1990-2012," Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2013); "O’Clock Design Time, Design Time," Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China (2013); "ON|OFF," Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); "CAFAM-Future," Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China (2012); "Be Natural, Be Yourself," FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2011); "The Third Party," Platform China, Beijing, China (2010); "The Second Today’s Documents," Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2010); "The Big Bang," White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia (2010); and "Page 22," 58th Street Branch Library, New York, NY (2008).

He lives and works in Beijing, China.