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Yeni Mao

The sculptural practice of Yeni Mao employs the alteration of material and building systems to engage in issues of fragmentation and equations of the body and architecture. Mao received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and subsequently trained in foundry work in California and the architectural industries of New York. He has been included in multiple international solo and group exhibitions. Mao lives and works in Mexico City.

Airport Burger

Jésus wrote a personal account based in Antonin Artaud’s hallucinatory pilgrimage to the Mexican desert and Yeni chose a possible imaginary of Zheng He, the 15th century eunuch navy commander, discovering Teotihuacán. The two texts were written individually, cut up, and reassembled into the exquisite corpse “airport burger.”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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