Xiaoyan Yang is China Mainland national-wide esteem art critic and senior curator, he immigrated to Canada in 1999 and then become citizen of Canada. In 1987, he had his Master degree of Art history in the Department of Art History, of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China. In 2004, he received his PHD of Architectural Theory and History, in the School of Architecture, of South China University of Technology, China. Now he is Ph.D. Advisor of Sun Yat-Sen University, China, associate Dean of the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-Sen University, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Chief Master Instructor and Visiting Professor of the New Media Art Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Chief Master Instructor and Visiting Professor and etc. He is also the co-founder of Canton-sardine.