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Dena Yago

Dena Yago, The Announcement, 2021

'The Announcement', 2021

Acrylic and inkjet on canvas in aluminium and stainless steel frame

Unfolded: 186.7 × 185.4 × 7.6 cm

Folded:

186.7 × 63.5 × 17.8 cm

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, The Bins, 2021

'The Bins', 2021

Acrylic and inkjet on canvas in aluminium and stainless steel frame

Unfolded: 186.7 × 185.4 × 7.6 cm

Folded:

186.7 × 63.5 × 17.8 cm

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, The Procession, 2021

'The Procession', 2021

Acrylic and inkjet on canvas in aluminium and stainless steel frame

Unfolded: 186.7 × 185.4 × 7.6 cm

Folded:

186.7 × 63.5 × 17.8 cm

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, Big Fish Little Fish, 2020

'Big Fish Little Fish', 2020

Charcoal and chalk on wall

213 × 584 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Ear Seed, 2020

'Ear Seed', 2020

Colored chalk on wall

325 × 162.5 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Seeker, 2020

'Seeker', 2020

Audio, wood, enamel, Big Mouth Billy Bass

61 × 182.9 × 14 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Urban Landscape (The Water In The Gutters), 2020

'Urban Landscape (The Water In The Gutters)', 2020

Pressed wool, aluminium

137.2 × 81.3 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Digest, 2019

'Digest', 2019

Pressed wool, silver, aluminium, steel

160 × 91 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Disguise, 2019

'Disguise', 2019

Pressed wool, silver, aluminium, steel

160 × 91 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Hands Full, 2019

'Hands Full', 2019

MDF, acrylic, tempera, chalk and charcoal

245 × 185 × 3 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Hands Full, 2019

'Hands Full', 2019

MDF, acrylic, tempera, chalk and charcoal

245 × 185 × 3 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Last Ditch (After Hanna Putz), 2019

'Last Ditch (After Hanna Putz)', 2019

Pressed wool, silver plated pewter, silver

82.5 × 145 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, SEVERE FORCE MAJEURE, 2019

'SEVERE FORCE MAJEURE', 2019

Pressed wool, aluminium, silver

92 × 183 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, WE SHIP AUTONOMY AT SCALE, 2019

'WE SHIP AUTONOMY AT SCALE', 2019

Pressed wool, silver, aluminium, steel

160 × 91 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, 28 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes, 12 Seconds, 2018

'28 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes, 12 Seconds', 2018

Pressed wool, hand embroidery, pewter charms, steel

172.7 × 269.2 × 5.1 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Annihilation, 2018

'Annihilation', 2018

Pressed wool, hand embroidery, pewter charms

69 × 167 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Rope and Lead, 2018

'Rope and Lead', 2018

Pressed wool, hand embroidery, pewter charms, steel

266.7 × 144.8 × 5.1 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, The Encounter, 2018

'The Encounter', 2018

Charcoal and chalk on wall

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, Sleeping Spinner, 2017

'Sleeping Spinner', 2017

Pressed wool, natural dyes, steel

160 × 200 × 15.2 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, The Assistant, 2017

'The Assistant', 2017

Pressed wool, natural dyes, steel

134.6 × 185.4 × 15.2 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Human Applause, 2015 - 2018

'Human Applause', 2015 - 2018

Aluminium, steel, fur

61 × 91.4 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, A Chicken Consists of the Outside and the Inside, 2016

'A Chicken Consists of the Outside and the Inside', 2016

Water jet cut industrial rubber

100 × 90 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Behold the Tears as Such that Were Oppressed They Had No Comforter, 2016

'Behold the Tears as Such that Were Oppressed They Had No Comforter', 2016

Water jet cut industrial rubber, powder coated steel nails

115 × 117 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, HONK ONCE IF YOU LOVE LIVING, HONK TWICE IF YOU LIVE WITH THE DEAD, 2016

'HONK ONCE IF YOU LOVE LIVING, HONK TWICE IF YOU LIVE WITH THE DEAD', 2016

Water jet cut industrial rubber

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, Pay Up, 2016

'Pay Up', 2016

Waterjet cut silicone, semi-transparent paper, glass, lights

274.3 × 121.9 × 14.6 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Pioneertown, 2015 (Bell), 2016

'Pioneertown, 2015 (Bell)', 2016

Digital C-Print in natural walnut wood frame

78 × 52.5 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Pioneertown, 2015 (Saddle), 2016

'Pioneertown, 2015 (Saddle)', 2016

Digital C-Print in natural walnut wood frame

78 × 52.5 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, 'Pioneertown, 2015 (Wheel)', 2016

''Pioneertown, 2015 (Wheel)'', 2016

Digital C-Print in natural walnut wood frame

78 × 52.5 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Pioneertown, 2015 (Windmill), 2016

'Pioneertown, 2015 (Windmill)', 2016

Digital C-Print in natural walnut wood frame

78 × 52.5 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, PITI, 2016

'PITI', 2016

Charcoal and chalk on wall

Variable dimensions

Unique

Dena Yago, Remove the Inside and the Soul Remains, 2016

'Remove the Inside and the Soul Remains', 2016

Water jet cut industrial rubber

100 × 90 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Remove the Outside and the Inside Remains, 2016

'Remove the Outside and the Inside Remains', 2016

Water jet cut industrial rubber

100 × 90 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, SPEAK THAT ANIMAL LANGUAGE, 2016

'SPEAK THAT ANIMAL LANGUAGE', 2016

Water jet cut industrial rubber

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, Winter's Guest, 2016

'Winter's Guest', 2016

Digital C-Print mounted on aluminium

40.6 × 50.8 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, A Hammer Blow to the Head Can Injure the Soul, 2014

'A Hammer Blow to the Head Can Injure the Soul', 2014

Digital print on aluminium, laser cut aluminium

70 × 50 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Heat Island (exterior), 2014

'Heat Island (exterior)', 2014

Digital print mounted on aluminium

70 × 50 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Heat Island (interior), 2014

'Heat Island (interior)', 2014

Digital print mounted on aluminium

70 × 50 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Loneliness Tears Cracks of Madness Even in Walls, 2014

'Loneliness Tears Cracks of Madness Even in Walls', 2014

Digital print on aluminium, laser cut aluminium

100 × 50 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Sky High Farm, 2014

'Sky High Farm', 2014

Silver gelatin print in artists frame

40.64 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, The Punishment Begins, 2014

'The Punishment Begins', 2014

Digital print on aluminium, laser cut aluminium

70 × 50 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, The Serpent in the Soul of the Serpent, 2014

'The Serpent in the Soul of the Serpent', 2014

Digital print on aluminium, laser cut aluminium

70 × 50 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Untitled, 2014

'Untitled', 2014

Digital C-Print mounted on aluminium

35.5 × 53.3 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Untitled, 2014

'Untitled', 2014

Digital C-Print mounted on aluminium

53.3 × 35.5 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Untitled, 2014

'Untitled', 2014

Hand-woven wool rug, hand dyed with natural dyes, metal grommets, wood and metal harness parts, reins

Dimensions variable

Unique

Dena Yago, Untitled, 2014

'Untitled', 2014

Silver gelatin print in artists frame

40.64 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Untitled, 2014

'Untitled', 2014

Hand-woven wool rug, hand dyed with natural dyes, metal grommets, harness parts and rusted metal armature

Variable dimensions

Unique

Dena Yago, What I Saw, 2014

'What I Saw', 2014

Silver gelatin print in artists frame

40.64 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, A car ride driven topless taken alone
Reminds major city thoroughfares of their
Contracting hopes as they pass, to carry the
Breasts of the driver, 2012

'A car ride driven topless taken alone'

'Reminds major city thoroughfares of their'

'Contracting hopes as they pass, to carry the'

'Breasts of the driver', 2012

(unique)

Digital C-Print, wood frame

21.5 × 26.5 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Impression (arm), 2012

'Impression (arm)', 2012

(unique)

Digital C-Print mounted on aluminum

59 × 29 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Impression (ass), 2012

'Impression (ass)', 2012

(unique)

Digital C-Print mounted on aluminum

59 × 29 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Impression (tail), 2012

'Impression (tail)', 2012

(unique)

Digital C-Print mounted on aluminum

59 × 29 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Interfacing (pink), 2012

'Interfacing (pink)', 2012

Oil, Interfacing fabric, aluminum, steel wire

170 × 92 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Interfacing (yellow), 2012

'Interfacing (yellow)', 2012

Oil, Interfacing fabric, aluminum, steel wire

167 × 92 cm

Unique

Dena Yago, Almonds, 2011

'Almonds', 2011

Digital C-Print mounted on Dibond aluminium

50.8 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Fish Oil, 2011

'Fish Oil', 2011

Digital C-Print mounted on Dibond aluminium

50.8 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Meyer Lemon, Granny Smith Apple, Navel Orange, 2011

'Meyer Lemon, Granny Smith Apple, Navel Orange', 2011

Digital C-Print mounted on Dibond aluminium

50.8 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Mûre et Musc, 2011

'Mûre et Musc', 2011

Digital C-Print mounted on Dibond aluminium

50.8 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Dena Yago, Rock with Shades of Grey, 2011

'Rock with Shades of Grey', 2011

Digital C-Print mounted on Dibond aluminium

50.8 × 40.64 cm

Edition of 3 plus II AP

Exhibitions

04.06. ‐ 16.07.2022
Dena Yago
INDUSTRY CITY
High Art, Paris
12.09. ‐ 24.10.2020
Dena Yago
Dry Season
Bodega, New York City
01.06. ‐ 06.07.2019
Dena Yago
Force Majeure
High Art, Paris
12.04. ‐ 29.07.2018
Dena Yago
The Shortest Shadow
Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta
25.02. ‐ 16.04.2017
Dena Yago
The Lusting Breed
Bodega, New York City
12.06. ‐ 28.08.2016
Dena Yago
Made in LA
Hammer Museum
30.04. ‐ 10.06.2016
Dena Yago
In Escrow
High Art, Paris
07.10. ‐ 07.11.2014
Dena Yago
You and You're People
Boatos Fine Art, Sao Paulo
29.05. ‐ 22.06.2014
Dena Yago
Distaff
Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York
27.03. ‐ 26.04.2014
Dena Yago
Heat Island
Gasconade, Milan
09.01. ‐ 26.11.2012
Dena Yago
ESPRIT
Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto

CV

DENA YAGO

Born: 1988, New York, USA
Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION
2006-2010 Columbia University, New York
2009 Universität der Kunst, prof. Josephine Pryde, Berlin

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022 Industry City, High Art, Paris
2020 Dry Season, Derosia (Bodega), New York
2019 Force Majeure, High Art, Paris
2018 The Shortest Shadow, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta
2017 The Lusting Breed, Bodega, New York
2016 Heck & The Divested Set, SANDY BROWN, Berlin
2016 In Escrow, High Art, Paris
2014 You and You're People, Boatos Fine Art, Sao Paulo
2014 Dena Yago, White Flag Projects Library, St. Louis
2014 a caelo usque ad centrum, w. Laurie Spiegel, Cubitt, London
2014 Distaff, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York
2014 Heat Island, Gasconade, Milan
2013 Meadows on the Grid Float, w. Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Deweer Gallery, Ghent
2013 Because Reasons, Malraux's Place, New York
2012 A car ride driven topless taken alone Reminds major city thoroughfares of their Contracting hopes as they pass, to carry the Breasts of the driver, SANDY BROWN, Berlin
2011 ESPRIT, Tomorrow, Toronto

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Red Herrings For The Category Spell, Hudson House, New York
2021 10 works, Sharp Projects, Copenhagen
2021 Still Time, Fitzpatrick gallery, Paris
2020 Image Power, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
2019 On Orchids and Precarity, (Pogo Bar) KW Institute, Berlin
2018 A Kiss Under the Tail, Arsenal Contemporary, New York
2018 Caisson, Diver, Charmer, Commercial Street, Los Angeles
2018 Human Applause, Bortolami Gallery, New York
2018 Title II, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
2018 Softcore, South Willard, Los Angeles
2017 A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace, Park View, Los Angeles
2017 Caring For Animals...Benefiting People, Jeffrey Stark, New York
2017 Condo NY, w. SANDY BROWN, Rachel Uffner, New York
2017 Teeter, Carl Louie, London, Ontario
2017 I’m Nobody!, High Art, Paris
2017 Ministry of Internal Affairs, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Warsaw
2016 Made in L.A.: a, the, through, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2015 Columbidae, Cell Space, London
2015 Misanthrope-NY, Mathew Gallery, New York
2015 Grand Opening Reception, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
2015 Some Versions of Pastoral, Tomorrow, New York
2015 Jazz Endured, SANDY BROWN, Berlin
2015 New Needs, House Wittman, Vienna
2015 No Body No Soul, Young Art, Los Angeles
2015 Lands' End, Bodega, New York
2015 Joshing the Watershed, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles
2014 Who Are Who, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Düsseldorf
2014 Musique Concrete, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles
2014 Unlock the Gates, JTT Gallery, cur. Dena Yago, New York
2014 Dingum “A Matter of Taste”, The Ister at -1, Paris
2014 Revelry, Kunsthalle Bern, cur. Tenzing Barshee, Bern
2014 Santal 26 / 33, Grand Century, cur. Tara Downs, New York
2014 Bloomington: Mall of America, North Side of Food Court, Across From Burger King The Bank of Payphones That Don’t Take Incoming Calls, Bortolami, New York
2014 Urbanities, James Fuentes, New York
2013 NPR Bar, Know More Games, Miami
2013 Day Before This Place, Tanya Leighton, cur. Tara Downs, Berlin
2013 L.I.I.T., Eli Ping, cur. Carlos Reyes, New York
2013 Smiler’s Delicatessen, Smiler’s Deli, cur. Jason Lee and Ben Schumacher, New York
2013 Bathrobe Baden Baden, a reading w. Alex Field, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Natsuko Uchino, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
2013 Roman à clef, Bodega, Philadelphia
2012 The Art of Cooking, Royal/T, cur. Hanne Mugaas, Los Angeles
2012 Ten Ten, Jason Alexander, New York
2012 UP AND PEARS L THE S, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York
2011 Combine #1, Cage, New York
2011 Formless Painting, Andrew Roth, New York
2010 Four Seasons I, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Leroy Neiman Center Columbia University SoA, New York
2010 Multiplex, Peer to Space, cur. VVORK, Münich
2010 Uncontrollable Flesh, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
2010 Larry’s Non-Profit State of Mind, Cleopatra’s, New York
2009 Can’t Rape the Willing, Second Floor Gallery, New York
2009 Rundgang, Universität der Kunst, Berlin
2009 Single White Female, Second Floor Gallery, New York
2009 Larry’s Canadian Sculpture and Image, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2009 Single White Female, Second Floor Gallery, New York
2009 The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York

PUBLICATIONS
2021 Isn’t it ironic? No, it’s Cringe: Dena Yago’s defense of rising trends, Art Basel, August
2019 Of Boomers and Bass, X-TRA, December 7
2019 Soft Serve. Consumption and affective labour in today’s corporate cafeterias, Frieze, September
2017 On Ketamine and Added Value, e-flux journal, Journal #82, May
2017 Climate Change & Art: A Lexicon, The Distance Plan Press
2016 Empire Poetry, Texte zur Kunst, Issue No. 103, September
2015 ESPRIT Reprise, Pork Salad Press
2015 The Animated Reader: Poetry of Surround Audience, New Museum and McNally Jackson
2014 Noon on the Moon, Sternberg Press
2014 Come Away With Me, Frieze Project by Darren Bader
2014 Heat Island: The Happy Hypocrite Issue 7, Book Works
2014 Ambergris, Bodega Press
2011 ESPRIT, Yesterday Press
2010 Standard Remote, Sister
J, 3⁄4 of U (with Erik Lindman & Juan Olivares), Freja
K-HOLE #5 A Report on Doubt
K-HOLE #4 Youth Mode
K-HOLE #3 Brand Anxiety Matrix
K-HOLE #2 ProLASTicity
K-HOLE #1 FragMOREtation

SELECTED PRESS
2018 Travis Diehl, “Why The Gig Economy is Creatively Bankrupt”, GARAGE, March 22
2017 Josephine Graf, “Dena Yago. Boring Down”, CURA, June
2017 Will Heinrich, “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week”, The New York Times, March 16
2017 Orit Gat, “Critic’s Guide: New York”, Frieze, February 28
2017 Michéle Faguet, “Dena Yago at SANDY BROWN”, Artforum, January
2016 Sam Korman, “Self-Reliance”, Art in America, November
2015 Laura McLean-Ferris, “Circle The Wagons”, Flash Art, Issue 305, December 9
2015 Jody Graf, “Lands' End”, The Brooklyn Rail, March 5
2015 Marie Heilich, “Dena Yago. Care and control of the social and self”, Bomb Magazine, May 18
2014 David Andrew Tasman, “Dena Yago. Art in the Anthropocene”, DIS Magazine, November 16
2014 Coco Young, “Dena Yago. Distaff”, Alldayeveryday, June 18
2014 Matthew Rana, “In the Company of Flesh and Blood”, Frieze, Issue 164, June–August
2013 Isla Leaver-Yapp, “Life on Heat Island”, Mousse Magazine, Issue 41, December 13