MANDEM is a conglomerate three-bodied artist identity fronted by Maize Arendsee (MFA, Studio Art) with co-artists Kitsuko and Moco Steinman-Arendsee. We are actively working on writing a new bio. In the meantime, please enjoy this one:
» Studio Art, MFA
MANDEM is a media-fluid artist conglomerate that identifies as nonbinary/queer, neurodiverse, and disabled. Their work on disability poetics, the visceral body, gender, and childhood is in critical dialogue with art history, religious iconography/mythology, and various -punk aesthetics. Their graduate work as at Florida State University, where they were the recipient of the Florence Teaching Award Fellowship. They recently received an Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Individual Artist Grant for their work on the Hypermobility series. In addition to showing in many museum and gallery shows, MANDEM is the art editor for Deaf Poet Society and their work has appeared in numerous journals, including Rogue Agent, Menacing Hedge, and Cahoodaloodaling. MANDEM lives in a centenarian house in urban Cleveland, surrounded by the empty lots where Little Hungary used to be.
» Interdisciplinary Humanities, MA
» Interdisciplinary Humanities and Classical Civilizations, BA
See MANDEM's C.V. to learn more.