Ma Han
China 1968


Born in Hunan province, China, Ma Han graduated from the department of Oil painting of the China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou. He started his artistic career as early as 1994 and has been actively participating in numerous renowned international art fairs such as Art HK, Dubai Art Fair, La Biennale di Venezia, etc.   


Ma Han has witnessed the urban development and demolition of Beijing’s ancient city hutongs (胡同), city walls and 20th Century edifices. Since 2009, he has made dust and debris from razed architectural structures the subject of his studies. In ‘Every Crush Isn’t the Same’ and ‘Crush City’ series, he intends to bring about a re­birth of culture from the rubble. All of the materials in his collection of over 20 types of demolition materials include marble, stone, cement, red, and grey brick, river rock, glass and ceramics have been manually transformed into a uniform shape and size, and by reusing the materials in a new light with a new perspective, he has created a diary of mourning of this city.   


Through his art, Ma Han wishes to make a connection between the demolished and the newly built, reminding us of the generational cycle of birth to destruction to rebirth.  


Ma Han specialized in oil painting and started his mixed media projects since 2005.  


Has had over 40 international solo and group exhibitions in China, Japan, Germany, France, U.S., Switzerland, Italy, Russia and Dubai.  


Has participated in various internationally recognized art fairs such as La Biennale di Venezia (2011), Art HK (2009) and Art Dubai (2008).  


Had an auction record price of HK$489,382 (US$62,740) fetched at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2008.  


His work (White Collar and Pink Collar) was selected and highly promoted at the main entrance of Art HK 2009 and Art Stage Singapore 2016 respectively.   


Popular amongst public and private art collectors which include Swire properties and Uli Sigg. 


Educations and Background 


Graduated from the Department of Oil painting of the China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China





Public Installation Art Project “Pink Collar” at Art Stage Singapore

新加坡藝術博覽會 - 公共空間項目裝置“粉領”邀請展  



Public Installation Art Project “White Collar” at Art HK 2009



Solo Exhibitions


From the depth of three feet under ground to a height of three feet above ground, MOUart, Beijing

地三尺, 妙有藝術 北京  



Plant - Ma Han personal project, Action Space, Black Bridge, Beijing

車間—馬晗個人項目,ACTION SPACE 黑橋 北京  



The Exhibition of Mahan’s Project, Sanlitun, The Opposite House, Beijing     

馬晗的項目展, 三里屯瑜舍 北京  



Permeating: A Visual Experience With No Place to Hide, Found Museum, Beijing

漫:一種無處藏身的視覺體驗, 鑄造藝術館 北京  



Today’s Landscape – From Ma Han, Sanshang Art Beijing Gallery

今日風景—來自馬晗, 三尚藝術·北京空間  



Pingyao International Photography Festival: Personal Exhibition, Shanxi Pingyao

平遙國際攝影節: 個展, 山西平遙


Floating – Ma Han Exhibition, Western  Academy of Beijing

漂浮:馬晗作品展, 北京京西學校



Ma Han Installation Exhibition, Exhibition Hall at China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou

馬晗裝置作品展, 中國美術學院展覽館, 杭州  


Group Exhibitions


Tongxi – The 3rd China International Art Forum & Exhibition on Installation Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing     

第三屆中國國際裝置藝術學術論壇暨中國國際裝置藝術展, 今日美術館 北京


Art Stage Singapore, MBS Expo & Convention Centre




A Contemporary History Path by the West Lake, Sanshang Art Museum, Hangzhou

湖山·旦暮:中國當代藝術西湖之徑,三尚當代美術館 中國杭州  



China International Installation Art Exhibition, Long Museum, Shanghai

第二屆中國國際裝置藝術展, 龍美術館 上海


Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Customs Museum Bordeaux, France

中國當代藝術展, 法國波爾多海關博物館, 法國


Commensalism: 2014 Meixihu Exhibition of International Architecture, Hunan, Changsha

共生: 2014 梅溪湖國際建築展, 湖南長沙 


Memory of rhetoric - Italy Biennial, Beijing, Italy

記憶的修辭學 —中意雙年展, 北京意大利


Riverside district, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing

濱河小區— 九十年代末的藝術生態研究, 宋莊美術館 北京  



Spread -The 2th Da Tong International Biennale Exhibition of Sculptures, Da Tong Shan Xi

延伸 - 大同國際雕塑雙年展, 山西大同  



Cold Encounter- Contemporary Art Exhibition, Soka Art, Beijing

冷相遇 – 當代藝術展, 索卡藝術中心 北京 798藝術區


The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial: First Round Project Exhibition, Guangzhou Museum

第四屆廣州三年展項目展第一回:去魅中國想像, 廣州  



Chinese Contemporary Art, Mairie 5, Paris, France

中國當代藝術展, Mairie 5 巴黎,法國 


OPEN 14. International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Lido, Venezia

打開 - 第十四屆國際雕塑裝置展,麗都島 威尼斯


The 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia – Collateral Event- “Cracked        Culture?/ the Quest for Identity in Chinese Contemporary Art”, Veezia, Italy

第54屆威尼斯藝術雙年展平行展“碎裂的文化=今天的人?—中國當代藝術作品展, 威尼斯意大利 



The Vibrant Art Concert – First Contemporary Art Exhibition, Guangzhou Opera House

啟點·動象空間 -廣東美術館廣州大劇院當代館第一回展, 廣州大劇院 廣東


Nature of China, True Color Museum, Suzhou, Jiangsu

中國性, 本色美術館 江蘇蘇州  



Trends in Hubei and Hunan – Chinese Contemporary Art in Hubei & Hunan 1985-2009, Guangdong Art Museum

85以來現象與狀態系列展“兩湖潮流— —湖南·湖北當代藝術展1985—2009, 廣東美術館 

Hong Kong International Art Fair- Installations Exhibition, Exhibition Center, Hong Kong

香港國際藝術展, 香港會展中心



Escape, Today Art Museum, Beijing

逃離, 今日美術館 北京


Hypallage – The post-modern mode of Chinese contemporary art, Hua Museum, Shenzhen

移花接木-中國當代藝術中的後現代方式, 華美術館,深圳


Biennale d'Arte di, Sabbioneta, Italy 

薩比奧內塔雙年展,薩比奧內塔 意大利


Unpack – Chinese Experimental Exhibition, China Academy of Art

五穀雜糧-中國實驗藝術展, 中國美術學院南山校區美術館


Dialogues at Art Dubai, Contrasts Gallery in Dubai Art Fair

對話 - 迪拜藝術節, 阿聯酋  



Rewind <<Remix>> Fast-Forward: Chinese Contemporary Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai

迴轉&融合&前瞻-中國當代美術, 對比窗畫廊,上海 


China onward: the Estella Collection: Chinese contemporary art, 1996-2006,  Louisiana Museum, Denmark/Israel Museum, Jerusalem

前進中的中國:1996-2006的中國當代藝術, 路易斯安那美術館,丹麥,以色列美術館,耶路撒冷     


China on Paper, 456 Gallery, New York



Chinese Contemporary Social Art, The State Tretyakov Museum, Moscow

第二屆莫斯科雙年展-“社會藝術”,俄羅斯特列恰科夫, 國家美術館,莫斯科  



Contemporary Art from China, Marchina Arte contemporanea, Brescia, Italy

中國當代藝術, 意大利Brescia Marchina Arte畫廊


Crossover: Beyond Art & Design, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai

跨越:藝術和設計之上, 對比窗畫廊, 上海


Made in China, Vecchiato Gallery, Padova, Italy

中國製造, Vecchiato畫廊,帕多瓦,意大利



From Jingdezhen to PVC, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing

從景德鎮到PVC, 中國當代畫廊,北京798藝術區


Dream Producers: The Imaginary Museum of Chinese Contemporary Art, Cheng Xindong Contemporary Art, Beijing     

製造虛擬--一個觀念的美術館, 程昕東當代藝術空間,北京798藝術區


China- Dynamics of the Public Space, L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Germany

中國:公共空間的活力, L.A.畫廊,法蘭克福,德國  



Art-Space-China, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany

藝術-空間-中國, 德國     


Distance ,Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan



The 1st Beijing Architecture Biennale, Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, Beijing

第一屆北京建築雙年展, 北京規劃展覽館,北京


Asian factories, Bologna Museum of Contemporary Art, Italy

亞洲工廠, 博羅尼亞當代美術館,意大利博羅尼亞     


One to One-Visions, Chambers Fine Arts, New York     

一對一, 前波畫廊,紐約


I like Lille, I like eating Lille, Lille Contemporary Art Center, France

我喜歡里爾,我喜歡吃里爾, 里爾藝術中心, 法國  



Floating, Beijing     

漂, 北京後現代城, 北京



Beijing Ukiyoe:Beijing Tokyo Art Project, Tokyo Gallery, Beijing

北京浮世繪 - 北京東京藝術工程首展, 北京798藝術區東京畫廊     


The Long March: A Working Visual Display, Kunming

長征 - 一個行走中的視覺展示, 昆     明,遵義


Welcome China, Soardi Gallery, Nice; Miami, America

歡迎中國, Soardi畫廊 法國尼斯,美國邁阿密  



Contemporary Chinese Art: Part II, Urs Meile Gallery, Switzerland     

中國當代藝術第二部分, Urs Meile     畫廊, 瑞士     


Illuminator, China Art Archives Warehouse, Beijing

發光體, 中國藝術文件倉庫, 北京


Crossroad: Artistic Scheme on Urban Public Environment, Chengdu Modern Art Museum 

十字路口: 城市公共環境藝術方案展, 成都現代藝術館,成都


Disorientation – Photography and Video in China Today, Chambers Fine Art, New York

錯覺時態: 今日中國攝影與錄像,前波畫廊, 紐約


New Jumping-Off Point, Artist Warehouse, Beijing

新起點, 藝術家倉庫, 北京  



Post Material – Interpretations of Everyday Life by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

後物質: 當代中國藝術家解讀日常生活, 紅門畫廊, 北京