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Selected Press

apelavin. "Making of Paths to Pier 42: an interview with Jennifer Wen Ma." Paths to Pier 42, January 3, 2014.


Associated Press. “Michigan State working with artist on big halftime show.” Washington Times, 11/03/2015.

Baecker, Angie. "Critics' picks Beijing: Jennifer Wen Ma." Artforum, May 2012.

Baker, Diane. "A Paradise Delayed, but No Less Stunning." Taipei Times, December 6, 2018

Bernheimer, Martin. “Paradise Interrupted, Lincoln Center Festival, New York — ‘droning onslaught.’” Financial Times, August 15, 2016. 

Berwick, Carly. "Critic's pick: Jennifer Wen Ma." ARTnews, April 2010.

Burge, Susie. "It's show time." Bazaar Australia, June/July 2010.

Carvalhaes, Clarissa. "Talentos da Asia invadem a capital." Hoje, October 12, 2013.


Cavalli, Lauren. "Guillermo Acevedo and his voice responsive projections in Paradise Interrupted." Post and Courier, June 17, 2015.

Chen, Aric. "Beijing." Whitewall, Spring 2009.

Chen, Aric. "The next cultural revolution." Fast Company, June 2007.

Chen, Nan. "Artist showers with Chinese ink." China Daily, April 20, 2012.

Chen, Nan. "Ink meets light," China Daily, January 18, 2013.

Chen, Seward. "New art installation revives wasteland." The Paw Print, Baruch High School, August 7, 2013.

Chu, Christie. "Jennifer Wen Ma's dystopian opera to debut at Spoleto Festival." Artnet news, April 7, 2015. 
Chun, Julie. “Tradition and its discontents”. Randian, December 22, 2014.

Cohen, Alina. "Eastern promises: Jennifer Wen Ma reinvigorates kunqu opera." New York Observer, July 15, 2016.

Cohn, Fred. "Paradise Interrupted: the substance is the score." Musical America, July 15, 2016.


Cosentino, Lawrence. “Whole-hog halftime: High art takes a flying wedge into Spartan Stadium.” Lansing City Pulse, 11/11/2015.

Corwin, William. "Jennifer Wen Ma: An Inward Sea." The Brooklyn Rail, September 2021.

Dai, Gang. "My attitude towards art is the same as my attitude towards my country." Chinese Women Network, May 2012.

Dawson, Jessica. “An intriguing idea that’s only half thought-out.” The Washington Post, October 23, 2009.

Dietsch, Deborah K. “ART: Contemporary artists inspired by the past." The Washington Times, November 29, 2009.

Dobuzinskis, Caroline. "DC’s 5x5 public art festival: what to see and where to see it." August 19, 2014.

Duval, Danielle. "MSU marching band performs 'The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War."'" M Live, November 14, 2015.

"Jennifer Wen Ma - visual artist." Eastside Story, August 30, 2018. 

Editorial. dì: Architecture and Design, June 2008.

Editorial. "New adventures of Havoc in Heaven." Professional Lighting Design, November/December 2008.

Editorial. "As innocent as they seem." Domus China, January/February 2009.

Editorial. "Brain storming at the Phillips." Washington Life Magazine, October 21, 2009.

Elliott, David. "The beauty of distance: songs of survival for a precarious age, 17th Biennale of Sydney." Thames and Hudson, 2010.

Feitelberg, Rosemary. "Jennifer Wen Ma's 'Paradise Interrupted' to open Lincoln Center Festival July 13." WWD, June 28, 2016.


Felder, Lynn. "Humor, drama abound on opening day of Spoleto Festival." Winston-Salem Journal, May 22, 2015.

Freeland, Cynthia A. "A New Question of Color." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Summer 2017

Furey, Hester L. "Jennifer Wen Ma: Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light." Art Papers, July 12, 2019.


"Go State! Halftime Show!" WeChat, November 14, 2015.

Guest, Luise. "Past, Present And Future Time In The Works Of Jennifer Wen Ma, Chen Zhe, And Miao Ying." CoBo Social, March 24, 2022

Greco, Rachel. “Elaborate halftime show a celebration of Chinese culture, Spartan pride.” Lansing State Journal, 11/16/2015.

Heartney, Eleanor. "Temples of art." Art in America, April 2007.

Hogan, Maura. "Review: Annex Dance COmpany's 20-minute trip to Utopia enthralls." The Post and Courier, July 3, 2019.

Holmes, Kevin. "Expressing emotions as a monumental light display." The Creators Project (blog), July 12, 2013. 

Hsu, Huimin. "Ink storm special exhibition." World Journal, October 16, 2009.

Hungerbuhler, Marc. "Lingua franca." St Moritz Art Masters, Landolt/Pfister, 2011.

Ji, Yi. "Water Cube: The post-power fate of this power house architecture." The New York Times Style Magazine Chinese Edition, October 14, 2013.

Jiang, Jiamin. "China rising: music of Chinese composers increasingly heard in U.S." Post and Courier, May 25, 2015.


Jiang, Jiamin. "Critic's notebook: echoes of Chinese homeland." Post and Courier, June 3, 2015.

Jiang, Jiamin. "Sidebar: what's The Peony Pavilion?" Post and Courier, May 21, 2015.


Khong, En Liang. "River Deep, Mountain High." Frieze, June 1, 2017.

Khong, En Liang. "Turmoil and fracture in the English countryside." Financial Times, July 7, 2016.

Kirst, Seamus. "Countertenor John Holiday steals the festival." Post and Courier, May 30, 2015.


Kozlowski, Kim. “Spartans plan a blazing show to celebrate Chinese ties.” The Detroit News, November 13, 2015.

Kurrie, Alex. “Spartan Marching Band performs most complex routine yet.” The State News, November 15, 2015.

Kuzma, Gregory M. "MEGA Halftime Shows." HALFTIME MAGAZINE Vol 10, Issue 1, Jan/Feb 2016.

Lacerda, Vinicius. "Espacos publicos reinventados." OTEMPO, October 12, 2013.

Lee, Joyce Yu-Jean. "Paradise Interrupted: an interview with Jennifer Wen Ma and Guillermo Acevedo." ArtFCity, July 20, 2016.

Lee, Love. "Meeting the artist: John Holiday." Post and Courier, May 29, 2015.

Liang, Chang Tou. "Paradise Interrupted, an installation opera, is a tour de force of singing and dramatics." The Straits Times, September 4, 2016.

Ma, Jennifer Wen and Chin Ya-chun. "Jennifer Wen Ma: INKED." The Eslite Corp, 2011.


McCrady, Allston. "Installation artist Jennifer Wen Ma takes over the Halsey." Charleston Magazine, May 2019.

Morris, Susan. “Reimagining the garden: multidisciplinary artist Jennifer Wen Ma creates stunning world in ‘Paradise Interrupted.’” The Architects Newspaper, August 4, 2016.

NYFA Current. “Vision, art and opera: an interview with Jennifer Wen Ma.” June 22, 2016.

Oestreich, James. “An opera that springs from China but laps distant shores.” The New York Times, July 13, 2016.  


O'Shaughnessy, Tracey. "Artist Ma's stunning 'An Inward Sea' on display at New Britain museum." Republican American, June 5, 2021

Owens, Mitchell. “Paradise Interrupted is a cutting-edge opera for the next generation.” Architectural Digest, July 12, 2016. 

Oyer, Kalyn. "'Cry Joy Park' at the Halsey examines the concept of paradise in Charleston." Post and Courier, June 11, 2019.

Oyer, Kalyn. "Six Charleston Art Exhibits and Events to Explore Before the End of June." Post and Courier, June 18, 2019.

Pandolfi, Elizabeth. "Paradise Interrupted brings east and west together in a mythical operatic garden." Charleston City Paper, May 20, 2015.


Parker, Adam. "Classical music offerings the core of Spoleto Festival." Post and Courier, May 21, 2015.

Parker, Adam. "Review: Paradise Interrupted a visual and aural display." Post and Courier, May 23, 2015.

Pendergrass, Rachel. "The Halsey's Immersive Art Exhibition, 'Cry Joy Park', Examines Social Issues in Charleston." Charleston City Paper, May 15, 2019.

Pereira, Sharmini. "Belief: Singapore Biennale 2006." Singapore Biennale catalog, September/November, 2006.

Perrottet, Tony. "Wet and wild." Smithsonian Magazine, May 2017.

Piontek, Natalie. "The music of Paradise Interrupted." Post and Courier, May 21, 2015.

Platt, Kevin Holder. "Beyond Babel, China’s virtual future." The New York Times, September 9, 2013. 

Platt, Mary. “The Art of the March: Cues from Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War.’” Michigan State Football Gameday Magazine: Michigan State vs. Maryland, 11/14/2015.

Pollack, Barbara. Brand new art from China: a generation on the rise. London: I.B. Tauris, 2018.


Pollack, Barbara. "Jennifer Wen Ma - turning ink art into theatrical installations." CoBo Social, July 24, 2017.

Pollack, Barbara. "Redefining Chinese Artists, in Qatar." The New York Times, March 18, 2016. 

Pratt Institute. "Alumna Jennifer Wen Ma creates public 'Portrait Garden' in Washington, D.C." Pratt newsletter, September 2014.

O'Shaughnessy, Tracey. "Artist Ma's stunning 'An Inward Sea' on display at New Britain museum." Republican American, June 5, 2021.

Rezende, Jader. “Explorar o novo no distante.” OTEMPO, October 16, 2013.

Rong, Xiaoqing. "Paradisiacal visions mix two worlds into one." Global Times, May 28, 2015.

Rosin, Michael. “Watch: video of Lincoln Center’s Paradise Interrupted.” WQXR, June 16, 2016.


Salzman, Neil. "4 Female Artists Mount  a Chicago Exhibit on Climate Issues: Activism work is care work." Chicago Tribune, April 21, 2023.

Sasanow, Richard. “BWW review: mesmerizing, tantalizing Paradise at Lincoln Center Festival.” Broadway World, July 18, 2016.

Sebag-Montefiore, Clarissa. "Mood swings at Beijing’s Water Cube." SCENE ASIA- The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2013.

Shing, David. "Performa 13 Shingerview: Jennifer Wen Ma." Huffpost Art & Culture, November 21, 2013.

Siemons, Mark. “Alles so shon bunt hier in China.” Frankfurter Allgemeine, July 5, 2013.

Simpson, Eric C. “Huang Ruo’s ‘Paradise Interrupted’ proves compelling at Lincoln Center.” New York Classical Review, July 14, 2016.

Sing Tao Daily, May 25, 2015.


”Spartan Marching Band: ‘The Art of the March’ Halftime.” WeChat, November 16, 2015.

Stearns, David Patrick. “Review: ‘Paradise Interrupted’ fuses Eastern manners with Western narrative.” WQXR, July 14, 2016.

Tay, Michelle. “Mikimoto taps Jennifer Wen Ma to design holiday window." Blouin Artinfo, November 21, 2014.


The Economist. "Sculpture parks in Britain: training the eye." June 25, 2016.

Time Out Doha. "Made in China." February 2016.

Tommasini, Anthony. “Huang Ruo’s erotic blend of musical styles.” The New York Times, July 6, 2016.

Tommasini, Anthony. “Review: a powerful opera of Eastern and Western allure.” The New York Times, July 14, 2016.


Trebay, Guy. "As usual, the extroverts get the show rolling." New York Times, September 2001.

Tufnell, Ben. "Mythologies." Haunch of Venison, 2008.

Valero, Rafeal Enrique. "Monkey biz at The Phillips Collection." The Pink Line Project, December 14, 2009.

Vargi, Yasemin. "Jennifer Wen Ma." Artspeak, June 22, 2017.

Volmer, Suzanne. "A Gold Medal Installation: Olympic Artist Jennifer Wen Ma's New Britain Showcase." Artscope Magazine, May/June 2021

Volmer, Suzanne. "Jennifer Wen Ma at New Britain Museum of American Art." Sculpture Magazine, September 9, 2021

Waleson, Heidi. "'Paradise Interrupted' and 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona' reviews." Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2015.

Waleson, Heidi. "Wieder auf entdeckungskurs." Openwelt, July 2015.

Walsh, Brienne. "Emoji in light on the Beijing Water Cube." Art in America, July 9, 2013.


Wei, Lilly. "Gray areas: a conversation with Jennifer Wen Ma." Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2018.


Wei, Lilly. "Jennifer Wen Ma: With the pandemic and the turbulent political situation, the work had to be more reflective, it had to bind up wounds" Studio International, August 16, 2021.

Wei, Lilly. “‘Paradise Interrupted’: a chamber installation by Jennifer Wen Ma at Lincoln Center.” ArtNews, July 29, 2016.

Wei, Lilly. "Washington DC is hosting its second 5 x 5, a public arts festival that sees an extraordinary diversity of temporary artworks springing up all over the city. And, below, Lance Fung curator of Nonuments, one of the festival’s projects, talks about his work." Studio International, October 29th, 2014.

Weng, Xiaoyu. "Poetic heterotopia: Jennifer Wen Ma's practice." October 27, 2018.

Weng, Xiaoyu. "Poetic heterotopia: Jennifer Wen Ma's practice." (Chinese/中文) October 27, 2018.

White, Jaqueline. "Bending the Arc together." Public Art Review, December 15, 2015.

Wolcott, RJ. “Spartan Marching Band prepares for largest show ever.” Lansing State Journal, November 12, 2015.

Xiujuan, Wen Du, "Shocking Garden." PAR, December 25, 2018

Xu, Joyce, "New face of Beijing iconic Water Cube." CNN iReport, July 3, 2013.

Yusof, Helmi. "A feast for the mind and senses." The Business Times, September 2, 2016.

Zakaria, Fareed. "Last Look: China's national mood ring - how do you measure the mood of an entire nation?” CNN video,1:18. July 22, 2013.

Zhang, Zihan. "UCCA line-Up kickstarts city's exhibition season." Global Times, March 26, 2012.

Zhao, Nuo. "Jennifer Wen Ma: ink cannot suppress new life." The Week, May 11, 2012.

Zheng, Jianwei. "From 29 days to 29 years." Professional Lighting Design, July/August 2008.

Zhou, Si. "New uses for Chinese ink: Jennifer Wen Ma paints Hanging Garden in Beijing." Art Radar Asia, May 30, 2012.

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