Yemenwed is a collective founded in 2006 in New York City. They create collaborative works, which synthesize the focus of its varying members.
Yemenwed’s work often explores a detached reality; a hyper re-clarification of the present moment, which frequently results in the visual shifting of peripheral experiences to the foreground. Mundane movement, tangential objects and domestic abstractions are theatrically rearranged to be viewed as central, and with increased detail.
The group maintains an active interest in the vocabulary of mainstream popular culture, and its conventions, as well as entertainment value, and notions of beauty.
Yemenwed has participated in exhibitions and performances at MOMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Tate Modern, MOCA, Palais de Tokyo, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA:10, Performa 09 and the Hessel Museum of Art.