Ivy Ma (马琼珠)

Ma hold a MA degree in Feminist Theory and Practice at the Visual Art University of Leeds in UK and a BA in Fine Arts (Painting) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and The Art School, Hong Kong Art Centre.

Living on Lamma Island, she is much an introspective artist, but she recently left her self-focused works for an open dialogue with society and History. Her process looks like an alternative language: drawing lines on images - both stills taken from specific films and photographs found in history museums - enables her to reappropriate the subject and to write an alternative history of things. Erasing and drawing into existing photographs she also demonstrates the degree to which a decontextualised image loses all its informational content.

Ma had several recent solo show such as Numbers Standing Still at Exit Gallery Hong Kong (2012), Still-lifes and Waves, Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme V, Hong Kong Film Archive and Commercial Press Book Shop, Hong Kong (2011) and Gazes at Gallery Exit (2011)… She also participated to many group shows internationally.

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