Ma Daha
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Solo Exhibition
      • Group Exhibition
    • Artworks
      • Installation
      • Video
      • Other
    • Articles
    • Ma Daha
    • Group Name: Ma Daha
      Group FoundedTime: 2006
      About:
      Ma Daha is a collective of young filmmakers, artists and musicians led by the artist couple Ma Dexin and Ma Hou. The inspiration for their diverse artistic practice stems from the reality of the member’s mundane day jobs (in wedding salons, design firms and tofu packaging plants), and also from their disillusionment with globalization, especially socialism with Chinese characteristics, as well as an unyielding appreciation for the American free jazz maestro, Sun Ra, whose purported visit to the planet Saturn, wild music, cosmic philosophy and worship of garlic continues to fascinate Ma Daha members.
      Ma Daha has been exhibiting since 2006 their installation, video and site-specific intervention work (mostly project-based) internationally, including MoCA Shanghai, V-ART Center Shanghai, Thomas Erben Gallery NYC.
      They work and live now in Changsha.
    • Biography
    • Ma Daha 

       

      Solo Exhibition

      2013 Everything Which Exists is A Thought Within The Mind Of Ma Daha, BANK of MABSOCIETY, Shanghai 

      2006 Unfinished Business, Ma Daha, Super!, Changsha, China

       

      Selected Group Exhibitions

      2017 Now is the Summer of Our (Dis)content, BANK, Shanghai

      2016 SUPERFETISH, Ying Space, Beijing

      2015 Works in Progress - Photography from China, Museum Folkwang, China 8, Germany

      2014 Teach us to care and not to care, Teach us to sit still, BANK, Shanghai, China 

                The 2nd CAFAM Biennale, The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture, CAFAM, Beijing

      2013 FILTER THE PUBLIC, SWFC, Shanghai 

                Revel, MOCA, Shanghai

      2012 Just WHAT is it ABOUT the END OF THE WORLD that makes it so APPEALING?, V-ART Center, Shanghai Gallery of Art, China

      2010 dAft, Shanghai Gallery of Art, China 

      2009 Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE 

                The Monitor, 24HR Art-Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia 

                A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China

                Deep Pond and Float Chamber, Qinghe Current Art Center, Nanjing, China

                Index of Images-China’s Urbanization, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain 

      2007 Adult Toys, Z-Space, Beijing, China

                Energies – Synergy, Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Belgium

                Product Festival of Contemporary Art, Varna, Bulgaria

                Self-Taught Society - Exhibition in Deviation, Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai 

      2006 Personal Space, Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC

                PINGYAO Digital Video Art Exhibition, Pingyao, China 

                Real and Unreal-Chinese Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea 

      2005 Rumor Décor, Shanghai ddm Warehouse, Shanghai, China

                Gifts: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, CAA Art Space, Hangzhou, China 

      2004 Chinese Imagination, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France 

       

      Screening 

      2008 Video Kunst Internationale, Nikolaj Art Center, Denmark 

      2007 Kunming Short Film Festival, Kunming, China

      2006 Exground Filmfestival, Frankfurt, Germany 

                Video Assault, Ontario, Canada

      2004 The Second Chinese New Media Art Festival, Hangzhou, China

    • Exhibitions
      • NOW IS THE SUMMER OF OUR (DIS)CONTENT
        Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017
        Opening: Jul 14, 2017 06:00 Friday
        Artists: Austin Lee, Dan Er, Dubravka Vidović, Fang Wei, Geng Yini, Hadas Zucker , Heidi Voet, Jin Shan, Liao Guohe, Liu Yin, Ma Daha, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Rafael Rozendaal, Sun Daliang, Wang Qifeng, Wang Rui, Wang Xiaohui, Yang Fan, Zhang Xin, Zheng Haozhong, Zhou Ming
        • Group Exhibition
      • Teach us To care and noT To care Teach us To siT sTill
        Nov 15, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
        Opening: Nov 15, 2012 16:00 Thursday
        Artists: Li Weiyi, Lin Ke, Ma Daha, Miao Ying, Tao Yi, Yu Guo
        • Group Exhibition
      • Ground Floor Up
        Jan 24, 2014 - Mar 15, 2014
        Artists: Chen Tianzhuo, Kendell Geers, Ma Daha, Marc Lafia, Martin Murphy, Monika Bravo, Wang Jiaxue, Yao Shu‘an
        • Group Exhibition
      • DYSTOPIA AND ITS CONTENT(MENT)S – 3 Solo Projects
        Dec 14, 2013 - Feb 16, 2014
        Opening: Dec 14, 2013 15:00 Saturday
        Artists: Geng Yini, Ma Daha, Marc Lafia
        • Solo Exhibition
    • Artworks
      • Pure Beauty | Ma Daha

        Installation | Mirrored stainless steel | 2020

      • MAKE FAMOUS BABIES | Ma Daha

        Installation | wallpaper, T-shirt, video installation | dimension variable

      • Everything which exists is a thought within the mind of MA Daha | Ma Daha

        Installation | Installation, Mixed media | Dimension variable | 2013.12

      • The State of Things to Come | Ma Daha

        Video | Video sculpture, 3 channels, mixed media , Video | 2012

      • 坚持住(不是靠近而是作为一种结合的模式) | Ma Daha

        Other | Neon light | 200 × 60 cm | 2013

    • Articles
      • SUPERFETISH

        Original Author: Intelligentsia Gallery

        Ying Space in collaboration with Intelligentsia Gallery is excited to present SUPERFETISH a group exhibition with works by Ma Daha, Segretier Laurent, Ada Sokol with Beata Wilczek, Camille Ayme, Garcia Frankowski, Ophelia S. Chan, Oliver Haidutschek, The Collective 

        SUPERFETISH reflects on the intersection between museology and market trade in the era of hypercapitalism. Hyper consumption of concepts draw the gap between the shopping mall and the museum almost indiscernible. With a paradigm shift on the production and consumption of concepts, SUPERFETISH aims to create a space on the fringe of both, concept store and exhibition space, blurring the boundaries between audience and consumer. 

        If commodity fetishism describes the perception of social relationships among things, SUPERFETISH hits when acceleration draws even the most detached concepts and unsellable ideas into the realm of exchanges of market trade. SUPERFETISH happens as the Black Square and moving porn are consumed and exchanged through the same platforms.  

        Changes in media, aesthetics, and information networks have set up the framework for the development of new forms of production-related social relationships. In an age of overexposure, social media and ubiquitous gadgets, nothing can be left out from the framework of SUPERFETISHISM. 

        SUPERFETISH explores the concept of museology as a collection of obsessions, cultural products, and marketable actions portraying the spirit of our age.

      [Others] SUPERFETISH

      2016-01-30

      Original Author: Intelligentsia Gallery     

      Ying Space in collaboration with Intelligentsia Gallery is excited to present SUPERFETISH a group exhibition with works by Ma Daha, Segretier Laurent, Ada Sokol with Beata Wilczek, Camille Ayme, Garcia Frankowski, Ophelia S. Chan, Oliver Haidutschek, The Collective 

      SUPERFETISH reflects on the intersection between museology and market trade in the era of hypercapitalism. Hyper consumption of concepts draw the gap between the shopping mall and the museum almost indiscernible. With a paradigm shift on the production and consumption of concepts, SUPERFETISH aims to create a space on the fringe of both, concept store and exhibition space, blurring the boundaries between audience and consumer. 

      If commodity fetishism describes the perception of social relationships among things, SUPERFETISH hits when acceleration draws even the most detached concepts and unsellable ideas into the realm of exchanges of market trade. SUPERFETISH happens as the Black Square and moving porn are consumed and exchanged through the same platforms.  

      Changes in media, aesthetics, and information networks have set up the framework for the development of new forms of production-related social relationships. In an age of overexposure, social media and ubiquitous gadgets, nothing can be left out from the framework of SUPERFETISHISM. 

      SUPERFETISH explores the concept of museology as a collection of obsessions, cultural products, and marketable actions portraying the spirit of our age.











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