Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973) is a New York-based artist born in Beijing, China. Ma’s interdisciplinary practice bridges varied media such as installation, video, drawing, performance, public art, and fashion design – all of which bring together unlikely elements in a single piece to create sensitive, poetic, and poignant works. Some of her noteworthy exhibitions include a permanent public lighting installation for the National Aquatic Center, Beijing, China (2013); Digital Beijing Building, Beijing, China (2008); Aeolian Garden, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy (2005); a solo exhibition at Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2012); and a solo exhibition at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (2009). Her installation opera Paradise Interrupted (2015), commissioned by Spoleto USA Festival and Lincoln Center Festival, was also performed in the Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. In 2008, Ma was one of the seven members on the core creative team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics and the chief designer for visual and special effects. She won an Emmy for the US broadcast of the ceremony. Other awards include Alumni Achievement Award, Pratt University, New York, NY (2014) and NYFA Artists’ Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (2003). Ma received her M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute and her B.F.A. from Oklahoma Christian.

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