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Yeni Mao uses a diverse artistic lexicon of sculpture, photography, drawing, and video to present our access points into specific historical events. His practice investigates how these events are represented as collective history, and the relationship of this collective history to an individual geographic and social position. Mao utilizes the distorion of information to highlight oppositions such as authenticity vs. mythology and archive vs. memory.

Yeni Mao (b. 1971, CA) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, subsequently trained in metal casting in California, and the architecture and fabrication industries in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include “Regatta” at Munch Gallery in New York and “Whiskey Papa” at Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery in Luxembourg. Mao has been featured in numerous national and international group exhibitions, including the IX Bienal De Artes Visuales Nicaraguenses, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, DOB Hualamphong Gallery, Hionas Gallery, Maquis Projects, and ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur. Residencies include The Lijiang Studio and Red Gate Gallery in China, The Fountainhead Residency in Miami, OAZO-AIR in Amsterdam, Flash Atöyle in Turke, and Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mao’s work has been written about in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate, The Village Voice, and the Bangkok Post. Yeni Mao lives and works in New York and Mexico City.

 

 

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