Zhang Yaqian was born in May 1977 in Gansu Province. He currently lives and works in Xi’an. In 2009, he graduated with a master’s degree from the Department of Print-making, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. Thereafter, he was retained on the faculty, and is currently teaching in the Department of Experimental Art. He is also a doctoral candidate in the research of art history and artistic creation, mainly engaged in the teaching and practice of contemporary art.
In 2016, Zhang Yaqian's works were exhibited in "800" at OCAT Xi'an.
In 2018, Zhang Yaqian's works were exhibited in "Mapping the City: A Vision of History and Xi'an" at OCAT Xi'an.
In 2021, Zhang Yaqian's works were exhibited in "Songs of a Futile Journey: Silk Road Songbook Songmingyan" at OCAT Xi'an.