Jia Aili was born in 1979 and lives and works in Beijing. He attended Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art in Shenyang in North East China. Aili's work narrates private moods rather than public events or modern day China.
He has had solo exhibitions at Sh Contemporary 09, Shanghai (2009); Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei (2009); DoART, Beijing (2008) and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute Beijing (2007). He has exhibited in many group exhibitions across China, as well as in Puerto Rico and the UK including CIRCA 10, Puerto Rico (2010); 10 Years, LuXun, Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China (2009); Simon Franks and Rob Suss Collection show, London, UK (2008); Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong (2008); Subtlety, Platform China, Beijing, China (2008); Looking for Me, Minsheng Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China (2008); Making Time, Waiting for the answer, DoART, Beijing, China (2007); Beyond Image - Chinese New Painting, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2007); Removing the Ladder, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China (2006); Hold on and Break Through, China National Museum, Beijing, China (2006).