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Jennifer Wen Ma

Artist Biography

Born in Beijing, China, 1973
Lives and works in New York and Beijing
www.littlemeat.net

EDUCATION

1999 MFA, Pratt Institute, NY
1993 BA, Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, Edmund, OK


SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2018
Paradise Interrupted, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017
Eight Views of Paradise Interrupted, Sandra Gering Inc, New York, NY
2016
Exhaustive, Ink Studio, Art021 Art Fair, Shanghai
Paradise Interrupted, Lincoln Center Festival, New York, NY; Singapore International Arts Festival, Singapore
Jennifer Wen Ma 4-Part Video Compilation, Arthub Asia’s “Screenings” series
online exhibition
2015
The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Michigan State University football game half time show, East Lansing, MI
Paradise Interrupted, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC
Paradise Interrupted preview, Temple of Dendur, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
A Winter Landscape Cradling Bits of Sparkle, Public Art Commission at Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA
2014
Paradise Interrupted: Disintegration, Mikimoto New York Flagship Store holiday installation, New York, NY
2013
Nature and Man in Rhapsody of Light at the Water Cube, permanent new media public art, National Aquatic Center, Beijing, China
Forty-Four Sunsets in a Day, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2012
Hanging Garden in Ink, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2011
Tide–Inked Spring, Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
Inked, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2009
Brain Storm, Phillips Collection with Transformer Gallery and Shigeko Bork mu project, Washington, DC
You Can’t Always See Where You Are Going, But Can You See Where You’ve
Been?
DMoCA, Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Niigata, Japan
2008
The In-Between World–Daydream Nation, permanent public multimedia
installation, Digital Beijing Building, Beijing, China
2005
Aeolian Garden, UMoCA, Arte all’Arte 10, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy
Whiplash, Shigeko Bork mu project, Washington, DC
2002
Cleansing Walk, Chinatown, Lower Eastside, Brooklyn Bridge, Long Beach, NY
Do Do Falling, Art Fiend Foundation, New York, NY
2001
Richard and Jenn, The University Gallery, Edmund, OK
Bye Bye Do Do, Elysium Studios, New York, NY
DoDoRama, Art Fiend Foundation, New York, NY
1999
Above is the Old/Below is the Small, P.S. 12 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1996
Sinicism, The Lovelight, Norman, OK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2016
The Alchemy of Making Paradise Interrupted, ACAW Field Meeting Take 4:
Thinking Practice, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Collecting the Past Towards the Present: A Conversation between Now and
Then
, BA Art Space, Shanghai, China
Excerpts from Paradise Interrupted, Lincoln Center Global Exchange, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
A Beautiful Disorder, Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, UK
What about the Art? Contemporary Art From China, Qatar Museums Gallery
Al-Riwaq, Doha, Qatar
2015
Bending the Arc, Flux Night, Atlanta GA.
Art Globally, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2014
Asian Cultural Council 50th Anniversary Gala, centerpiece commission, New York, NY
Multiple Universes, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Unscrolled: Reframing Chinese Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Finding New Realities, Pace University Gallery, New York, NY
Nonuments, 5x5, Washington, DC
Cai Studio Staff Exhibition, New York, NY
2013
Innovation For Future Mobility, Haixinsha Parade, Guangzhou, China
Performa 2013, New York, NY
Cambio Cultural, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Path to Pier 42, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Waterfront Alliance, New York, NY
The World Turned Inside Out, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art,
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2012
Chosen, Artgate Gallery, New York, NY
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
2011
Calendar, Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hotspots, SH Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Lingua Franca, St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz
Stealing The Senses, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2010
Compulsive Beauty, Space 15th, Seoul, Korea
The Beauty of Distance – Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Sydney
Biennale, Sydney, Australia
Paralinear, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2009
Everything is Museum, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Mythologies, Haunches of Venison, London, UK
2008
mARkeT, Beijing Center for the Arts, Bijing, China
Everything is Museum, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Beyond Reminiscence, Beijing Cultural Olympiad Center for the Arts, Beijing, China
Everything is Museum,, Sackler Center for arts Education, Soloman R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2007
The Politics of Fear, Albion, London, UK
¥%...@¥, Tang Contemporary Art Beijing, China
Long March Project Yan’an, Long march Space, Beijing, China
2006
Belief, Singapore Biennale, Singapore
Building Violation, Long March Foundation, Yan’an, China
2003
Distance, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Blue Sky Exposure, 798 Space and Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
2002
Convention, Art Fiend Foundation, New York, NY
2001
Crouching Bitch, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Small Works Salon, Atelier Sockmonkey, Brooklyn, NY
2000
11500, GAles GAtes et al., Brooklyn, NY
1999
Size Matters, GAle GAtes et al., Brooklyn, NY
Slide Show, GAle GAtes et al., Brooklyn, NY
1998
A.I.R. Gallery’s 3rd Biennial Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Pratt MFA Thesis Show, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Pier Show 5, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY
The Shoe Project, Steuben East Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

OTHER EXPERIENCES

2014
Creative Director of Lighting for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation gala event, The Olympic Green and National Aquatic Center, Beijing, China
2010
Creative Director, The Republic of China Centennial Grand Countdown, Taipei,
Taiwan
2009
Guest curator, Ink Storm, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
2008
Core creative team member, Chief Designer of Visual and Special Effects,
Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games opening
and closing ceremonies, Beijing, China
2005
Producer, Virgin Garden: Emersion, The 1st China Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2003
Producer, Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art-18 Solo Exhibitions, Kinmen,
Taiwan

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016
Paradise Interrupted selected as a winner of Music NOW 2016 at Operadagen
Rotterdam, Netherlands
New York State Council on the Arts Award in Film & Media / New Tech
Production Grantee, New York, NY
Cultural Council Creative Engagement Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,
New York, NY
2015
Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Grant, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York,
NY
Asian Cultural Council Grant, Asian Cultural Council, New York, NY
2014
2014 Alumni Achievement Award, Pratt University, New York, NY
2008
Emmy Awards, Associate Producer, Outstanding Live Event Turnaround,
“Games of the XXIX Olympiad,” NBC Broadcast
2003
NYFA Artists’ Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

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Jennifer Wen Ma on Artspeak
May 25, 2017

... Blending characteristics of traditional Chinese art with a contemporary approach, Jennifer Wen Ma creates delicate, ephemeral installations using hand cut paper, ink, glass, and light. In this exhibition at Sandra Gering Inc., the artist presents a body of work that borrows elements from the traditional Chinese literati landscape painting trope of Eight Views of Xiaoxiang... more

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