Ivy MA is a Hong Kong artist working in drawings, paintings, photography and mixed-media installation.
Ivy Ma received her MA Degree of Feminist Theory and Practice in Visual Art at University of Leeds in UK in 2002 and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2001. Cultivating an aesthetic characterized by quietness and stillness, MA’s work becomes a philosophical reflection on nature and history. Looking, collecting, drawing and thinking, she works her way through history to find what we might call "the human thread" running through everything. The objects she collects, the images she selects, and the occasional photographs and videos she produces all strike a similar chord, one that is at once uncanny, disturbing and beautiful. Participated exhibitions include “As Time Folds” As Time Folds” (Art and Culture Outreach, Hong Kong, 2018), “Last Year” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2015), group exhibition “By the Window” (1a Space, Hong Kong, 2018), “Collections of Tom, Debbie and Harry“ (Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2018), “Hong Kon Art Biennial Exhibition” (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2006), “Curiosities” (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2005). MA currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
Ma King Chu, Ivy (b. 1973, Hong Kong) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in 2001 and Master of Feminist Theory and Practice in Visual Art from University of Leeds in 2002. She held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong and Japan, and participated in group exhibition in Hong Kong, Taiwan and UK. She has been awarded with Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award, Young Artists Award ( Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2012).