Working across video, installation and photography, Ma Qiusha explores the emotional depth of people’s memory under the social-cultural transformations in China since the late 1970s. Her narratives are often autobiographic, but they are always deeply intertwined with that of “woman” as a collective, in both familial and social context.
Ma Qiusha received her BA from Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing and MFA from Alfred University, New York. She currently lives and works in Beijing. Her solo exhibitions were held at OCT Art Terminal Xi’an; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Taikang Space, Beijing. Her works have been shown at institutions including Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong; OCAT Shanghai, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago University; Para/Site, Hong Kong; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the ZKM, Karlsruhe; Orange County Museum of Art, California; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York; Groninger Museum, the Netherlands; Tate Modern, London and more. She was nominated for Prosche “Young Chinese Artsists” (2019), the Pierre Huber Prize (2014) and “Young Artist of the Year” by Award of Art China (AAC) in 2017 and 2013.
Ma Qiusha currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Ma Qiusha, You (Claustrophobia N°1), 2014. Watercolour and mixed media on paper – 102,5 × 152,7 cm
(Courtesy of co-founder & collector Maxime Bureau)