Jennifer Wen Ma | the artist




The artist Jennifer Wen Ma
Born 1973, Beijing, China.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Singapore Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Video,


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Jennifer Wen Ma
Jennifer Wen Ma was born in 1973 in Beijing, China, moved to the United State in 1986, and received her masters degree in fine art in 1999 from Pratt Institute, New York. Jennifer works in media as varied as installations, video, drawing, fashion design, performances and public works. She has participated in numerous exhibitions internationally.

Some recent projects include, 2009 Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Brain Storm commissioned video installation for Guggenheim Bilbao, 2009; permanent public artwork for the Digital Beijing Building, 2008; New Adventures of Havoc in Heaven I for Beijing Center for the Arts, and New Adventures of Havoc in Heaven II for National Art Museum of China, 2008; You Me You installation commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2007. In 2006 she participated in the Singapore Biennale with an ambitious video and audio trilogy that spanned over a mosque, synagogue and Catholic church…

Jennifer Wen Ma
contemporary Chinese artist Jennifer Wen Ma with her two part piece ‘Brain Storm’. Ma builds on the traditional technique of the Chinese ink wash landscape merging it with contemporary video techniques. The mesmeric video shows a stormy journey taken by man and horse across an ephemeral stirring landscape of swirling sand, water and ink…

Jennifer Wen Ma
In Conversation with Jennifer Wen Ma and Ryan Hill

Jennifer Wen Ma
The video projected in the basement of the mosque’s community center can be also found at the Maghain Aboth Synagogue and St. Joseph’s Church. For more information about the piece please refer to its commentary in the Synagogue section…



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