Ding Ren was born in China, grew up in the United States and is currently based in Amsterdam (NL). She received her MFA from George Washington University, was previously the Program Director at Washington Project for the Arts, a Provisions Library Research Fellow, and Transformer E6:In Situ participant. Her work has been exhibited throughout the DC-Baltimore area at 39th Street Gallery, Area 405, Arlington Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, Katzen Arts Center, Maryland Art Place, MICA, and Transformer, amongst others. Ren has exhibited her work abroad in Canada, China, the Netherlands, Germany, the Philippines, Ireland, Iceland, Portugal, Poland and the UK. Her work has been published in Facing Forward: Art & Theory from a Future Perspective (University of Amsterdam Press/University of Chicago Press) and acquired by the He XiangNing Art Museum (Shenzhen, CN) for their permanent collection. Recently, her collaboration with the One Minutes Project was screened at the EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam, NL) and the Reykjavik International Film Festival (Iceland). Her analog photography has been featured in various online and print platforms focused on contemporary photography such as If You Leave, Booooooom, Velvet Eyes, Underdogs, C41, Stolen Ground, the405, Diet Cola Zine, amongst others.