Song Yongping was born in Taiyuan in 1961, Shanxi Province, and graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1983. In 1985, he organized the ‘Seven Persons Modern Art Exhibition’ in Shanxi, and in the following year, the ‘Modern Ceramics’ exhibition and ‘Art Events in the Village’. In 1986, Song partnered with China Central Television (CCTV) to film art activities in Shanxi for a proposed television program about New Wave Art. He also exhibited at the ‘China/Avant-Garde Exhibition’ held at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing, 1989). In 2015 he exhibited in Italy at the Venice Biennale in the project “Friend Ship Project” of the Republic of San Marino.
Song currently works in Beijing and exhibits widely.