Maya Yadid (b.1986, Jerusalem) is a multidisciplinary artist based in NYC. Her works combine ceramic and mixed materials, archival research, social interventions and food. Yadid explores ideas of collective and subjective memory, through her personal history as a third generation Jewish-Israeli of Yemenite and Turkish descent who immigrated to the U.S.
What is Hidden
Installation view and documentation of social engagement
Ceramic, curtain, table cloth, unfired ceramic, hammer, cheese, bread, zaatar, olive oil, spicy sardines Dimensions variable
‘I think about it as a way to bring people together around food...food is the essential expression of a longstanding tradition of hospitality in Middle-Eastern cultures.’
What is Hidden, documentation of social engagement
Maya Yadid’s practice addresses the marginal spaces of diasporic identity and investigate the way food and hospitality are used as a vehicle to celebrate this cultural diaspora.
We Must Build as if the Sand Were Stone
Installation view, unglazed ceramic, sand
Ceramic, bread, kitchen pedestals, curtain, tiles
Cloudy Vessel, 2020, unglazed ceramic, bread, glazed tile, kitchen cabinet
Dark Vessel 1, 2020, unglazed ceramic, bread, tiles
Terracotta Vessel, 2020, unglazed ceramic, bread, glazed tile, kitchen cabinet
Dark Vessel 3, 2020, unglazed ceramic, bread, wood, kitchen cabinet
The annual Spring 2020 Thesis Exhibition for graduates of the Hunter College MFA Studio Art program represents works by 19 artist graduates of this nationally noted program. Originally planned as a series of physical presentations at Hunter’s 205 Hudson Street campus in Tribeca, but canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFA Thesis Exhibition’s digital iteration aims to provide a new, expanded platform for young artists entering the field.