Charlie Mai (b. 1995 Arlington, VA)
lives in Bogotá, Colombia, working between sculpture and performance to investigate the lineage of immigration both personal and collective, assimilative and resistant. Through his objects, he examines the luxury knock-off as an intersection of wealth, authenticity, and scammery. In his performance and installation, he uses found objects and recognizable images to transform the seemingly familiar and anonymous into deeply coercive reflections of his own subject-hood.