Maya Ciarrocchi is a Bronx-based interdisciplinary artist. She has exhibited her work nationally, internationally, and in New York at Abrons Arts Center, Anthology Film Archives, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Chocolate Factory, Equity Gallery, Kinescope Gallery, Microscope Gallery, Smack Mellon, and Wave Hill. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bronx Museum of the Arts, LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MacDowell, Millay Arts, UCross, Visual Studies Workshop, and Wave Hill. Her projects received funding from the Bay and Paul Foundation, Bronx Council on the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Franklin Furnace Fund, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. In addition to her studio practice, she has created projection designs for dance and theater and received a Bessie, Jeff, and Tony award for those efforts. Ciarrocchi earned an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, and a BFA in Dance from Purchase College, Purchase, NY. Her solo exhibition Muscota, Mosholu, Tibbetts Brook, is now on view at Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY.
Maya's production of Site: Yizkor, a performance and workshop, examines individual and collective experiences of displacement and loss through the lens of Yizkor, a framework that while inherently Jewish, is not limited to the Jewish experience.