Born in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. Miao received his B.A. from Nanjing University in 1986 and then an M. A. from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. He went to study at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany from 1995 to 1999 and received another M. A. degree. Since 2000, he has been teaching at the Department of Photography and Digital Media of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He held solo exhibi- tions at the Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (1988); Beijing Art Museum (1991); National Museum of Chinese History (1992); Beijing Art Museum and Shanghai Art Museum (1994); "Kul- turbegegnungen" held by Stellwerk Gallery (1999, Kassel, Germany); "From East to West and back to East" (Beijing, 2001); "Linger" (2002, Lucerne, Switzerland). Group exhibitions he participated in include: "Urban creation – Shanghai Biennale" (2002, Shanghai); "The 2nd Seoul international media art Biennale" (2002, Korea); "China-Tradition and Mod- ern" (2002, Germany); "Golden Harvest-Chinese Contemporary Art" (2002, Croatia); "Me and More" (2003, Switzerland); "Art Fair Zurich" (2003, Swit- zerland).