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Yvette Mayorga

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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 US 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 the work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border. Yvette has presented her work at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art, University of Indianapolis, the Arts Incubator, Roots and Culture, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, and forthcoming at Gallery 400, Ukraine Institute of Modern Art, and LACMA's PST. Yvette received her MFA in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been featured in The Guardian, Hyperallergic, The Inter University Program for Latino Research, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art News, REMEZCLA, and Teen Vogue.

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