Zu was born in Korea in 1976. Zu obtained his BFA and MFA from Dongguk University in 2000 and 2003, respectively. His artwork has been featured in solo shows across Korea since 2002. His works have been featured in group exhibitions since 2000 around Korea, with international shows at Brooklyn Bridge Park (New York), Keumsan Gallery (Hong Kong), Le Meridien Noumea (New Caledonia), Exchange Square (Hong Kong), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), Korean Culture Office (Sydney, Australia), Grand Hyatt Hotel (Hong Kong), Korean Culture Service NY (New York), Lincoln Center Damrosch Park (New York), La Venue Terminal Stores (New York), 798 SPACE (Beijing), Suntec Singapore Hall (Singapore), and UM Gallery (Tokyo). His work is a part of four public collections across Korea and France.