Maya Hayda reviews Chang Yuchen’s “Coral Dictionary Vol. 1: 2019–2022.”
Maya Hayda is a curator, writer, and art historian based in New York. She has worked with Artists Space, Canal Projects, and PS122 Gallery and has written for the Wattis Institute, FLAT Journal, Public Parking, and The Drawing Center. Her research explores materiality, poetics, and the confluences of natural and built environments, particularly across Eastern Europe and the Global South. Her practice examines and activates art as an interdisciplinary framework that contends with and catalyzes relations between matter, media, and broader ecologies. She is a member of the curatorial group and research laboratory Collective Rewilding and holds a degree in art history and English from Wesleyan University.