Christine Wong Yap
At Kala, I’ll produce “Thought Experiments in Agency: Exploring Artist-Citizen Meta-Practices,” a new body of diagrams, data visualizations, text works, and activity kits for social interactions. Drawing upon my positive psychology research, writing on artists’ meta-practices, and excitement about social potential, I plan to investigate how to shape an art world abundant with mutualism, and elaborate on DIY, participatory, and social practices to expand notions of citizenship.
Christine Wong Yap makes installations, sculptures, drawings, and participatory projects to spark and sustain attention to emotional experiences. She holds a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Manila, Manchester U.K., and Poland. She has been an artist-in-residence at Chinese Arts Centre (Manchester U.K.), Tides Institute and Museum of Art (Eastport, ME), Woodstock Byrdcliffe (Woodstock, NY), Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga, CA), Harvester Arts (Wichita, KS), c3:initiative (Portland, OR), as well as the Affiliate Artist program at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA). Her work has been supported by the Queens Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Born in California, she was a longtime resident of Oakland, CA, until relocating to Queens, NY in 2010.