Carol Yinghua Lu lives and works in Beijing. She is a contributing editor for Frieze and is on the advisory board of The Exhibitionist. Lu was in the jury for the Golden Lion Award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, co-artistic director of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale and co-curator of the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale in 2012. Since 2012, she has been the artistic director and chief curator of OCAT Shenzhen. She was in the jury of the Pinchuk Foundation's 2012 Future Generation Art Prize.
Lu was the first visiting fellow from Asia-Pacific at Tate Research Centre in 2013. Together with Liu Ding, she initiated the research and exhibition project, 'Little Movements: Self-Practice in Contemporary Art', which was first presented at OCAT Shenzhen in 2010 and Museion Bolzano, Italy, in 2013. She and Liu Ding are currently working on a research project, titled 'From the Issue of Art to the Issue of Position: Echoes of Socialist Realism', which is a critical examination of the methodologies and perspectives in the narratives of contemporary art histories in China.
Lu has co-authored several publications with Liu Ding, which include: Little Movements: Self-practice in Contemporary Art (Guangxi Normal University Press, 2011), Little Movements II: Self-Practice in Contemporary Art (Walther König, 2013), Accidental Message: Art is not a System, Not a World (Lingnan Fine Arts Publishing House, 2012), and Individual Experience: Conversations and Narratives of Contemporary Art Practice in China from 1989 to 2000 (Lingnan Fine Arts Publishing House, 2013).