May 2–30: Material Practices in the Everyday @ Artery Art Space

material practices in the everyday; group show, opening saturday may 2, 6pm

Iterations of Positive Signs as site-dependent drawings will appear in this group exhibition.

May 2–30, 2015
Opening: Saturday, May 2, 6 pm
Artery Art Space, 102 P.Tuazon Blvd, 4001 Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

Artery Art Space proudly presents a group exhibit that looks into the world of everyday objects and practices in order to mine cultural meaning from within, together with the intention to instigate the formation of social content. The exhibit features a variety of practices from drawing and painting to texts and sculptural installation, photography, video, and performance. Artists featured in the show are Ronald Achocoso, Anjo Bolarda & Marika Constantino, Carl Graham, Russ Ligtas, Stephanie Misa, Shireen Seno, Stephanie Victa, and Christine Wong Yap.


May 20–June 6: The Eve Of... @ Portland ’Pataphysical Society / c3:initiative / PDX Contemporary / PSU Assembly

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I’ll be in Portland, OR presenting a solo exhibition, speaking about social practice, and making new work in residence.

Residency @ c3:initiative: May 20–June 6, 2015
Exhibition, The Eve Of... @ Portland ’Pataphysical Society (PataPDX): June 4–July 17, 625 NW Everett St #104 (Everett Station Lofts), Portland, OR. Also at PDX Contemporary Windows.
PSU Assembly: A discussion about Make Things (Happen): Wednesday, May 27, 8-10 pm (in partnership with PSU MFA in Art & Social Practice’s Assembly 2015). Features guest dialogists and Make Things (Happen) participating artists Julie Perini and Lexa Walsh.

April–May: Harvester Arts Residency & Exhibition

harvester arts

After conducting interviews and a survey on collaboration, I made hand-lettered drawings, a 28-page ’zine, and furniture for reading as well as viewing a video of collaborative works by local artists.

Residency: April 4–26, 2015
Exhibition: All the Steps in the Process: a research project on collaboration, April 24–May 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Final Friday, April 24, 7–10pm
Harvester Arts, 215 North Washington, Old Town, Wichita, KS
Gallery hours by appointment.


2/4–3/1: Make Things (Happen) @ Interface Gallery

how to participate: 1, take an activity sheet. 2, make things or make things happen. 3, share your results. #mkthngshppn

Make Things (Happen) is coming to Oakland for its very own exhibition. This expanded version will feature over 40 artist-created activity sheets, interactive work stations, offsite locations, and artist-led public events!

February 4–March 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 6–9pm (Oakland First Fridays)
Interface Gallery, 486 49th Street (inside Temescal Alley, between Telegraph Ave. and Clarke St.), Oakland, CA
Gallery Hours: Wed–Sun, 11–4

2/6–3/15: Most Likely to Succeed @ Wave Pool

Positive Sign #8, detail, on the connection between happiness and flow and unhappiness

I’m happy to help kick off a new artist-run space by participating in their first show! I’ll be showing 12 diagrammatic Postive Signs drawings.

Artists: Alicia Escott, Kristin Farr, Erin Colleen Johnson, Chase Melendez, Susan O’Malley, Jessica Smith, and Christine Wong Yap.

February 6–March 15, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, February 6
Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH

detail, Positive Sign #8.

11/15–12/31: Ortega y Gasset Projects @ SideCar Gallery

unlimited promise, at sidecar gallery, photo clare britt

I’m excited to join this artist collective and gallery. First up: we’re exhibiting in a group show in the Chicago metro area.

November 15–December 31
EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars

SideCar Gallery
411 Huehn St., Hammond, IN
Opening reception: November 15, 5–10 pm

Unlimited Promise, installed in the attic at SideCar Gallery. Photo: Clare Britt

August/September: The Eve Of...


A self-initiated residency, new body of work, artist-run exhibition, and public forum supported by a Queens Art Fund Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Learn more about The Eve Of...

Mar. 27–Nov. 29: Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration

a participatory project by Christine Wong Yap featuring artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen

Over the moon about sharing this new project featuring activities by 29 artists.

Curated by Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas, the exhibition brings together 16 innovative change-makers—as well as community activists, sociologists, scholars, and a physician—around social justice, collaboration, community, empowerment and activism.

March 27–October 2, 2014
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Reception: March 27, 6-8 pm

October 16–November 29, 2014
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging galleries
Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor) and 8th Floor Galleries @ DPI, 721 Broadway @ Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16th 6-8pm
Gallery hours: M–F 9–7, Sat 12–5

Read Pete Brook’s review: “Exhibition Review: ‘Social Practice: The Art of Collaboration.’” on (June 19).

10/4: Open City/Art City Festival @ YBCA

Christine Wong Yap, The Making of The Eve Of… Self-initiated Residency and Exhibition, 2014. A timeline flow chart after Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

Curator and writer Christian L. Frock invited me talk about my self-initated projects on her panel, SOS Artists: Strategies of Survival.

I will participate from the East Coast—sharing reflections, images, and a diagram. It should be an interesting dialogue—panelists include esteemed colleagues Jonn Herschend, Ernest Jolly, Favianna Rodriguez, and Stephanie Syjuco.

View the timeline flowchart mapping my strategy.

June 12, 2014: Ribbon Texts on

My positive messages sewn in real ribbons can now be seen on

June 2–8: The Pictures Full of Happiness

I completed new ribbon texts in Polish for a mobile exhibition on billboards and posters.

Featured artists included Susan O’Malley, Leah Rosenberg, and Galeria Rusz. The exhibition traveled to cities and small towns in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region: Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Włocławek, Inowrocław, Chełmno and Golub-Dobrzyń. Students groups visited and responded with their own artworks.

June 2–8, 2014
Galeria Rusz across the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, Poland

Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace

Excited to be part of this cohort of 36 NYC artists and participate in mutual studio visits. The works and dialogues have been engrossing.

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program provides networking opportunities to emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area and to introduce their work to a greater audience. AIM culminates with a biennial exhibition organized by guest curators and an accompanying catalogue.

April–June 2014
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Ortega y Gassett Gazette

oyg ornament and crime

Check out my latest gel pen drawing.

The Gazette is published by Ortega y Gassett, a collaboratively artist-run alternative art space in Ridgewood, NY. Organizer and artist Lauren Frances Adams asked contributors to illuminate Adolf Loos’ essay, “Ornament and Crime.”

January 2014 Issue

Land and Sea

land and sea

I’ve contributed my first riso—a poster/DIY mini flag set—to this epic box set.

Land and Sea is an Oakland, CA-based fine art publishing venture by Chris Duncan and Maria Otero. Check out the box set of 77 artist’s risographs at the L.A. Art Book Fair, 1/31-2/2.

Land and Sea #77