Born in 1961 in Shanxi, China.
Lin is a highly regarded installation artist. She has made a career transforming silk, threads and textiles into elaborate works of art. Influenced by Ann Hamilton, Barbara Kruger and Kiki Smith, Lin has taken household objects and wrapped them in white thread, or reconfigured them in a way that express her conflicting feelings about a women’s everyday chores. She also experiments with photography and video. In 2002, she with her husband, the video artist, Wang Gongxin, created an installation (« Here? Or There? ») involving photos, video and eerie sculptures and bizarre costumes.