UMA was born in 1980, she lives and works in Chongming, Shanghai. She graduated from Shanghai Dancing Academy in 1997 before pursuing her studies in choreography at the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 2009. From 1997 till 2005, she worked as professional dancer in Henan Song and Dance Theatre. Although the core work of Uma originally belongs to the field of dance and choreography, for a few years she started body performance and created contemporary artworks, she has developed her art practice as a visual artist. Following her feelings and experiences she composes visual relations with painting, installation, video and other media, and establishes a spatial (dis-) order, filled with rhythmical image, movement and void.