Ma Yongfeng was born in Shanxi in 1976 and now lives in Beijing. In 2007, he was selected for the 'Production - Artist Residency Scheme' by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and ArtSway in the United Kingdom. Ma's early artistic practices were primarily video and photography, examples include his video 'The Swirl' in 2002. His post-2007 works are more attached to the practices of participatory social interventions, installations, situations and events, with the objective of launching a series of self-organized projects to seek the artistic practices directly related to society.

Currently, the ongoing project Forget Art contains flexible and changeable characteristics, including exhibitions, guerrilla interventions, social media and application of street politics, etc. The tactic Ma employs is to input new concepts and methods by subtly becoming involved in the mechanisms, applying them to his social practices and resistances.

Ma Yongfeng has engaged in solo exhibitions and group exhibitions at major institutes of contemporary arts in China and overseas. His major solo exhibitions include Becoming Landscape at Platform China Contemporary Art Institute in 2006, The Cretaceous Period at ArtSway (U.K.) in 2007, and Everything that Rises Must Converge at Organhaus Art Space in Chongqing in 2013.

Ma's major group exhibitions include Art Focus4: International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, Israel in 2003, How Can You Resist? -Freewaves 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and Experimental New Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 2004, The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now at MoMA PS1 in New York in 2006, Crossing Landscapes at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy in 2009, Get It Louder in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and Dongxi-Things at Kunstverein Baden in Vienna in 2010, and Examples to Follow! –Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability at the Iberia Centre for Contemporary Art in 2012.


目前正在运作的一个持续性的项目Forget Art,具有灵活多变的特征,包括展览、游击性干预、社交媒体以及街头政治的应用等等,但是马永峰的策略在于微妙的介入到机制之中,注入新的概念和方法,并将其运用到他的社会实践和抵抗之中。


马永峰参加的主要群展包括2003年在耶路撒冷举办的Art Focus 4:以色列双年展,2004年在洛杉矶当代美术馆举办的Freewaves试验媒体艺术双年展,2006年在纽约MOMA PS1当代艺术中心举办的“13个:中国当代录像”,2009年在意大利都灵Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo举办的“交叉的风景”, 2010年在北京、上海的“大声展”和在维也纳巴登艺术中心举办的“东西”,2012年在伊比利亚当代艺术中心举办的“改变的力量!- 美学与可持续性的探索”等。