Juyi Mao is a filmmaker, writer, and composer. Born in Hefei, China, in 1991, Mao earned a Bachelor of Arts from Xiamen University in 2013, and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art with focuses on new media, critical theory, and cinema study. In his films, installations, and performances, Mao queries and investigates the relationships of people, space and objects within contexts of contemporary life and socio-political conditions.
The video Up Up Up! (2016) documents grey cement residential buildings under construction in the artist’s hometown. It discusses the social and psychological role of house market in building up hope in economically slowed China. In his video Way of Eating Luosifen (2017), Mao filmed the whole process of making instant noodles. With cinematography and music, he explores his relationship to the diaspora. Currently, at work on Work Flow a documentary that takes film production, creativity, and fordism as a point of departure.
His work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including Anthology Film Archives, New York City; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York City; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Cinema Nova, Melbourne; CICA Museum, Gimpo; Space Camp, Baltimore; SANDAO Museum, Xiamen; among others. His work has been featured in Modern Weekly. He lives and works in Long Island City, New York.
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