Maia Chao

Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines informal and formal institutions, such as family, schools, museums, language, economic systems and legal systems. Working collaboratively in performance, video, sculpture, installation, and social practice, she draws on methods from anthropology, linguistics, and psychology. She is co-creator of the social practice project, Look at Art. Get Paid. Chao has shown at The Shed, Tufts University, Brown University, RISD Museum, Kellen Gallery at Parsons, Haverford College, and Cuchifritos Gallery. Recent fellowships include: Andrew W. Mellon Residency at Haverford College, Asian American Arts Alliance of NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, and Queer|Art. A Fulbright grantee, Chao holds a BA in Anthropology from Brown University and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Last updated: Mar 29, 2022