Ma Haijiao

Ma Haijiao(b.1990, Hebei province, China) studied from 2009 to 2016 at the China Academy of Art, where he gained a BA and then an 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 solo exhibition include "If We Delete Green, If We Start Caring About Plants" (Asia Now, Paris, 2020); "Happy Valley II" (Discoveries, Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2019); "Happy Valley" (Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, 2018); “Message to the Future” (Canvas Contemporary Gallery, Amsterdam, 2017). His recent group exhibition include "An Impulse to Turn" (Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, 2020); "Tabula Rasa Vista" (Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, 2020);"Array: EACA 2019" (Gallery Baton, Seoul, 2019); "SYMBIOSIS: The Intertextuality of Art and Poetry" (OCAT, Shengzhen, 2019); "8102: On Reality" (OCAT, Shanghai); "July in Berlin" (Migrant Bird Space, Berlin, 2018); "Today's Yesterday: The 1st Anren Biennale" (Anren, Chengdu, 2017); “The New Normal”(Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 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 of the Huayu Youth Award in Art Sanya 2018, and 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 was collected by Smart Museum of Art(Chicago), Power Station of Art (Shanghai) and ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art (Vladivostok).



  • Happy Valley II: Two Shore

  • Happy Valley

  • Message to the Future

  • Family Separatism

  • A Dream tells a Lie, a Lie tells a Dream

  • Hope, Hope, I am Almost Frozen

  • Happy Valley: The Sky Has Nothing No.1

  • Happy Valley: The Sky Has Nothing No.3

  • Happy Valley: The Sky Has Nothing No.8