Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Juyi Mao

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Juyi Mao is a Brooklyn-based artist who focuses on new media art, critical theory, and cinema study. He has always been drawn toward the alchemy of moving images and sound. Committed to pushing creative boundaries and challenging conventional norms, he aspires to broaden his artistic voice by experimenting with novel forms of expression and technology, while delving into the intricate connections between literature, poetry, and film.

In 2023, Mao’s films were played at Beijing International Short Film Festival, Bogota Experimental Film Festival, and Video Art Miden. His video art "Abandoned Memory" will be showcased at Millepiani, Rome. Mao was granted Queens Art Fund to finish his project "The Island." His work has been exhibited and screened at renowned art venues internationally.

He has received grants from United States Artists, NYFA, Queens Council on the Arts, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He's attended artist-in-residency programs such as Vermont Studio Center, Nars Foundation, and Franconia Sculpture Park.

At MacDowell, Mao created a series of film and video installations. He started his voiceover and sound score of his work Basic Information. He made a 33 minutes performance piece as well.



Juyi Mao worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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