An Inward Sea: Oral History

Created by Jennifer Wen Ma in collaboration with Nyssa Chow

As part of the NBMAA’s NEW/NOW exhibition series featuring emerging and established contemporary artists, the Museum presented Jennifer Wen Ma: An Inward Sea May 13 - October 24, 2021. 

An Inward Sea: Oral History is the audio-visual component of the exhibition; interviews were conducted in 2021, focusing on the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive shut downs, racial justice movements in the U.S, and reflecting on their impacts on the lives of individual citizens.

Production Team: Lance "Kamau" James, Producer; Phillip Fortune, Videographer and Editor

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Artist Bio

Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance, and theater. She frequently creates site-specific works that respond to the institutional or community contexts in which they are viewed. Born in Beijing, China, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1986. She has exhibited worldwide and was a member of the creative team for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Read more.