Renowned contemporary artist Zhou Chunya was born in Chongqing in 1955 and graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1982. Zhou continued his studies and graduated from University of Kassel, Germany in 1988. Today, he lives and works in Chengdu and Shanghai. He has held solo exhibitions at art museums in Italy, Norway, Belgium, Indonesia and other countries, as well as at the Today Art Museum and Shanghai Art Museum in China. Zhou has also participated in numerous other influential group exhibitions. In 2009, Zhou founded the 5 Colours Foundation, a philanthropic organization.