Born in Chengdu, Tingying Ma 马汀滢 writes, makes plays and dances in New York.

Her work has received commissions and presentations from the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai, Museum of Chinese in America in New York, Knockdown Center in Queens, as well as Signature Theater Studio, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Chambers Fine Art Gallery, The Current Sessions and BankArt Studio NYK in Yokohama. She was part of the Chez Bushwick Artist-in-residency program of 2017/18. In 2018, as the future host, she was nominated as the Finalist of Huayu Youth Award. She graduated from Central Academy of Drama (BA) and later Columbia University's MFA program, where she was mentored by David Henry Hwang, Charles Mee and Ongkeng Sen.