Sculpture & Photo Series
by Lío Mehiel
in collaboration with Wynne Neilley
“ANGELS” is an ongoing interdisciplinary work by actor and artist Lío Mehiel that “celebrates TGNC (trans & gender nonconforming) people’s resilience and ability to create beauty even in the most inhospitable of landscapes.”
For the 2023 Biennale, Mehiel installed a sculpture made from their own body in the Salton Sea and captured a corresponding photo series with Wynne Neilley.
Mehiel has been developing the “ANGELS” sculpture series over the past year with the goal of creating the first ever large-scale collection of TGNC busts in the style of Ancient Greek statues.
Sculpture by Holly Silius
Photography by Winona Grey, Frank Martinez & Scott Pasfield