Maya Mackrandilal is a transdisciplinary artist, writer, and arts administrator based in Los Angeles. Her work infiltrates the cultural vernacular with radical imaginations of the future. She performs as Hindu goddesses incarnated within the dominant culture, queering the intersections of its deepest fears and desires. The work produced is a collapse of history, where traditional South Asian aesthetics and symbolism collides with signifiers of race, class, and popular culture within Western tropes. This troubling of cultural boundaries continues in her collage and sculptural work, breaking apart classical and neoclassical aesthetic forms to reveal the abundance obscured by the white surface, a surface produced by erasure. She is shepherdess of #NEWGLOBALMATRIARCHY, a nomadic collaborative performance platform that manifests liberatory spaces for women/non-binary people of color. She received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image: ANTI/body 9 (Kalifia as Libertas), 2018, Mixed Media, Dimensions: 26 x 14 x 12 inches