Yu Cheng-Ta was born in 1983, Tainan, Taiwan. Lives and works in Taipei.

Yu studied art at the Taipei National University of the Arts inTaiwan. In 2008, he received the 1st place of Taipei Arts Award (TFAM, Taipei) and was awarded Beacon Prize at Art Fair Tokyo in 2012. Yu participated in the 6th Taipei Biennial and was selected as one of the artists to represent Taiwan at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In 2009, he participated in the Biennial Cuvée 08 at OK center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria, and in 2012, he participated in the 5th International Biennial of Media Art at Experimenta in Melbourne, Australia and Made in Asia Art Festival in Toulouse, France.

Yu Cheng-Ta is represented by Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.