Ma Qiusha, born in 1982, graduated from the Digital Media studio of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2005. She obtained an MFA Electronic Integrated Art at Alfred University in New York in 2008. She currently lives and work in Bejing. She was nominated for the Pierre Huber Prize (2014) and “Young Artist of the Year” by Award of Art China (AAC) in 2013.
Ma Quisha’s diversified art practice encompasses video, photography, painting, performance and installation. Her drawing teacher for many years was Song Dong, one of the most important Chinese contemporary artists of his generation. She became known for her exploration of complex relationships between people. Her videos are mostly autobiographical addressing issues of memory, dislocation and how the post-1980s generation of artists has to come to terms with the contradictory pull of filial duties and personal freedoms. Ma Qiusha’s recent solo exhibitions include in 2019 Ma Quisha: Tales of White Nights, Beijing Commune, Beijing and in a group exhibition: Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2019).
Her art have been widely exhibited including the Tate Modern, UK; Groninger Museum, the Netherlands;Kunsthalle Düsseldorf , Germany; ZKM（Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe), Germany; Borusan Contemporary, Turkey; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, U.S.; International Contemporary Art Foundation, Bergen; the Chinese Arts Centre, UK; Stavanger Art Museum, Norway; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; National Art Museum of China; and the “Moscow International Biennale for Young Art” at Museum of Moscow; 2014.