THERE IS NOTHING THAT CANNOT BE STOLEN FROM AN ARTIST – THAT IS, IF HE IS A TRUE ARTIST. YOU COULD STEAL, LET'S SAY, A GOLD WATCH FROM AN ARTIST. EXCEPT, OF COURSE, GOLD WATCHES RARELY BELONG TO TRUE ARTISTS. SAMUIL MARSHAK
ZARYA ARTIST / MA HAIJIAO
3 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER 2018
Ma Haijiao (b.1990) studied at the China Academy of Art (2009-2016), where he gained both BA and MFA. He now lives and works in Beijing. His art practice has an enduring concern with the daily “routine” of life, and taking this as his starting point, he traces its logic to shape video narratives and other works.
His recent exhibition list includes July in Berlin (Migrant Bird Space, Berlin, 2018), Happy Valley (Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, 2018), Today's Yesterday: The 1st Anren Biennale (Anren, Chengdu, 2017), Message to the Future (Canvas Contemporary Gallery, Amsterdam, 2017), The New Normal( Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2017）, Semantic Satiation (Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, 2017), Why Not Ask Again: The 11th Shanghai Biennale (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2016), Fly Without Wings (V ART Center, Shanghai, 2015).
Ma Haijiao was a finalist for the 10th Three Shadows Photography Award, he was a nominee for the A021xPORSCHE Young Chinese Artist of the Year, 2017. His work "Mr.Quan" was collected by Power Station of Art, Shanghai.
More info: www.mahaijiao.cn
During his stay at ZARYA AiR, Ma Haijiao plans to develop a project on the topic of geopolitics.