Ma King Chu, Ivy is a Hong Kong artist working in drawings, paintings, photography, and mixed-media installations.
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.
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 exhibitions 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). Ma currently lives and works in Hong Kong.