Yani Aviles (b. Brooklyn, NY) works through poetry, readymade objects, holistic remedies, space, and spiritual texts to create contemplative installations that challenge the way we receive information. They utilize experimental material processes and prioritize the encounter as tools to complicate our awareness of the conditioned self. She studied art history and writing at Hampshire College in 2007, received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was awarded the Anna Louise Raymond fellowship in 2016. Past solo exhibitions include “A Wave is Water” at New Capital Projects (Chicago, IL) and “Iris” a site-specific installation at Roots and Culture (Chicago, IL). They have been included in group exhibitions at The Franklin (Chicago, IL), Stuart & Co. (Chicago, IL), The Institute fur Alles Mogliche (Berlin, Germany), and LVL3 (Chicago, IL).
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