Shawn Maximo (1975, Canada) produces images, sculptures, animations, furniture, theatrical sets, and installations. In his artistic practice, Maximo often creates architectural dioramas and spatial hybrids, as a way to process contemporary culture and envision possible futures.
Posing 'what if' scenarios, the artist composes highly detailed and considered designs of environments that invite the viewer to think about topics ranging from the future of work, to the relationships between robots and humans, and new lifestyle scenarios. Maximo's work presents a growing collection of use cases, often politically tinged, for a future that might not lie all that far ahead.
Maximo's works have been exhibited internationally in museums and fairs including Queens Museum New York, ZKM Karlsruhe, Kunsthalle Wien, Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein, Berlin Biennale, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA P.S.1 and Perez Art Museum Miami.