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Yvette Mayorga | EXPO CHICAGO 2017

Yvette Mayorga, "Amerikkkan Landscape," 2017, Digital painting and collage
Yvette Mayorga, "Amerikkkan Landscape," 2017, Digital painting and collage
Yvette Mayorga | Booth #166 | EXPO CHICAGO 2017 | Navy Pier
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
ARTIST TALK: Friday, September 15, 3 - 3:30 pm with Janine Mileaf, Director of The Arts Club of Chicago

Chicago Artists Coalition is proud to be participating in EXPO CHICAGO 2017

Featuring the solo presentation, High Maintenance (Art After Nov. 8, 2016) by Yvette Mayorga, BOLT Artist-in-Residence 2016-17

EXPO CHICAGO | September 13 - 17, 2017

Chicago Artists Coalition / BOLT Residency

Booth #166
600 E Grand Ave 
Chicago IL 60611

Yvette Mayorga's work is informed by the politics of the U.S./Mexico border, the events that happen on it, and the transnational narratives that arise after crossing it. Her work tackles issues of race, identity, gender, and Latin stereotypes by using visual tropes of celebration. In High Maintenance (Art After Nov. 8, 2016), she constructs a dystopian vision of the American Dream through an immersive and multimedia experience that re-contextualizes American gendered toys that clash with Rococo-inspired architecture.

CAC's exhibiting artist Yvette Mayorga was selected by Janine Mileaf, Director of The Arts Club of Chicago.

Artist Bio

Yvette Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She uses confection, industrial materials, and the American board game Candy Land as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant utopian visions of the American Dream. The smell, decoration, and personal photographs in work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border.

Mayorga has presented her work at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO, The Chicago Cultural Center, The National Museum of Mexican Art, University of Indianapolis, The Arts Incubator, Roots and Culture, Weinberg/Newton, and forthcoming at Gallery 400, Ukraine Institute of Modern Art, & LACMA's PST.

Mayorga received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was featured in The Guardian, The Inter University Program for Latino Research, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art News, REMEZCLA, and Teen Vogue.


Yvette Mayorga in dialogue with Janine Mileaf: Friday, September 15, 3:00 - 3:30 pm at CAC Booth #166

EXPO CHICAGO General Admission Hours

Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 16, 11 am - 7pm
Sunday, September 17, 11 am - 6pm

Wednesday, September 13, 6 - 9pm

VIP Preview
Wednesday, September 13, 12 - 6pm

Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 E. Grand Ave

For more information, contact Teresa E. Silva, Director of Exhibitions & Residencies at or 312-491-8888