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11/3: Inter/de-pend-ence: the game @ Common Field Convening, Los Angeles

interdependence

Sarrita Hunn will present our collaborative project, Inter/de-pend-ence: the game, at the Common Field convening.

November 2–5
Common Field Convening
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Los Angeles

 

6/5–9/30: Free Trade @ Chinese Culture Center Design Store

Some of my Interdependence diagrams and the Horoscopohilia set of Zodiac cards will be on view in this exhibition.

Guest curator: Alice Wu
Participating Artists: Miriam Dym, Joyce Hsu , Jimin Lee, Cathy Lu, Louise Leong, Gabby Miller, Johanna Poethig, Chelsea Wong, Leland Wong, Christine Wong Yap

Free Trade
Exhibition: June 8–September 30, 2017
Opening: Thursday, June 8, 5–8pm
CCC Design Store, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Fl., San Francisco, CA, 94108 (inside the Hilton Hotel)

 

9/9–9/30: Art Moves Festival, Poland

artwork in bus shelter artwork in rail shelter

I’ve updated artworks using ribbons to spell positive messages for public artworks in the 10th Anniversary edition of the Art Moves Festival in Poland. This year’s theme is “Involvement and responsibility. Can each of us co-create a better world?” My works, miej nadzieję na to, co dobre, pozwól na to, co jeszcze lepsze (hope for good, allow for even better) and przejmij kontrolę nad swoim szczęściem (take charge of your happiness), appear in bus shelters near a public park and a transit station.

Art Moves Festival
September 9–30
Various locations in Toruń, Poland

 

June 1–July 7: Sanitary Tortilla Factory Artist-in-Residence
July 7–28: Zine Release & Open-Studio-in-Closing

belonging

This summer, I’m very excited to develop Belonging, a community-engaged participatory project in Albuquerque, NM.

Saturday, June 10, 4–6pm: Artist’s Talk & Community Meet-Up
Friday, July 7, 6–9pm / First Friday ARTScrawl: Zine Release and Open-Studio-in-Closing
Exhibition: July 7–28
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12–5

Sanitary Tortilla Factory
401 2nd St SW (between Lead & Coal), Albuquerque, NM

 

July: Little Paper Planes Artist-in-Residence

I’m looking forward to making ceramics multiples in residence at LPP’s studio at Minnesota Street Projects.

LPP+ Residency (@ Minnesota Street Project), San Francisco, CA

Thursday, July 20, 8pm: Artist’s Talk, 1240 Minnesota Street studios. RSVP here.

 

4/21–7/1: Workspace Artist-in-Residence Exhibition @ Center for Book Arts

working together book

I’m very happy to share new print and book projects. Working Together: a mix-and-match book of nice and not-so-nice modes of collaboration features 14 two-color reduction prints, each depicting animal or human characters interacting. I’m also exhibiting a selection of prints from the book, as well as a new Ways and Means activity.

Workspace Artists-in-Residence exhibition
Exhibition: April 21–June 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 6–8pm
Artists’ Talk: Friday, May 5, 6:30–8:30 pm
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, Third Floor, NYC

 

4/6–22: Art | Kala 2017 Auction

color cootie feeling catcher

Support this great Berkeley, CA non-profit art organization by bidding on works such as my 13-color print made in collaboration with Leah Rosenberg.

Art | Kala 2017 Auction
Preview: April 6, 6–9pm
Exhibition: April 6–22
Gala Auction: April 22, 7–10pm

 

4/14: Center for Book Arts Annual Benefit & Art Auction

tool roll

Support this one-of-a-kind New York non-profit, and bid on my letterpress tool roll!

2017 Annual Benefit
Friday, April 14, 6–9 pm
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, NYC

 

1/15–3/26: Disarming Geometries @ Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY.

venn diagram installation

I’m happy to share my Interdependence project: Venn diagram drawings, flag, and ’zine in this exhibition.

Curated by Gabriel de Guzman

Artists: hannes bend, Glenn Fischer, Shanti Grumbine, Nicholas Hamilton, Samantha Holmes, Maria Hupfield, Tatiana Istomina, Glendalys Medina, Mitch Paster, Armita Raafat, Martyna Szczesna, Ryan Turley, & Christine Wong Yap

Read Neil Chiragdin’s review, “Artists use geometry to convey the shape of things,” in the January 19th issue of the Queens Chronicle.

Disarming Geometries
Exhibition: January 15–March 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2-5 pm
Discussions & Performances: February 5, February 19, March 26
Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Hours: Thurs–Mon, 11am–6pm

 

2/3–3/10: Social Energies @ Legion, San Francisco

Horoscopophila detail. Picture of a snake. Text: When It's Time, Strike!

I’m looking forward to this exhibition exploring social energy and Chinatowns.

I’m very excited to share a new project made especially for this show. It’s a broadside set of 12 cards. Each card interprets a sign from the Chinese zodiac and an aspect of political agency. I’ll also be debuting a letterpress-printed handkerchief with a solidarity-themed fistbump repeat pattern.

Curated by Alice Wu.
Featuring works on paper by Kayan Cheung-Miaw, Andrew Chuani Ho, Louise Leong, Cathy Lu, Leon Sun, Chelsea Wong, Leland Wong, and Christine Wong Yap.

KPFA’s APEX Express interviewed me about my work in the lead-up to Social Energies.

Social Energies
Exhibition: February 3-March 10, 2017
Opening: Friday, February 3, 5-8 pm
Legion, 678 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Hours: M–F 11–6; Sat 11–4

 

Nos Cubrimos Las Espaldas on NewYorker.com

nos cubrimos las espaldas. no mi presidente

My solidarity poster appeared on the website of the New Yorker Magazine.

See Colin Moynihan’s write-up of Just Seed’s graphics archive, “A Seedbed of New Images to Protest Trump,” on the NewYorker.com (January 18).

Download, print and share my solidarity poster from ">my blog or from Just Seeds.

 

1/15–2/18: Forms + Public @ INCA, Seattle

The publishers of Temporary Art Review’s To Make a Public are hosting a three-book launch and exhibition in their artist-run space; the Inter/dependence ’zine and data visualizations will be on view.

Artists: Maja Hodošček, Rae Armantrout, Christine Wong Yap, Red 76 and Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas.

Forms + Public (INCA Press launch)
Exhibition: January 15–February 18, 2017
Opening: January 15, 2–5 pm, with a talk by Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR) at 3pm
INCA Press, 2 West Roy St, Seattle, WA

 

1/17: Protest Sign Work Party @ SOHO20

protest sign work party

Join me for an informal protest sign-making work party.

I'll be on hand to share materials and hand-lettering resources. Looking forward to talking about our concerns, and helping you visualize your message.

Tuesday, January 17, 6-9pm
Protest Sign Work Party
SOHO20, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

2016 Center for Book Arts Workspace Artist-in-Residence

I’m so thrilled to expand my NYC artistic community, take classes in letterpress and bookbinding, and access the printshop and bindery as a resident at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan.

It’s a really interesting group of AIRs; thanks to the jurors for the chance to be part of this cohort.

An exhibition of 2016 AIRs will be presented in April 2017.

Center for Book Arts, NYC, NY

Check out my residency reflections on my blog.

 

Through 12/27: Artists’ Annual @ Kala

detail, screenprinted apron

I’m pleased to present a site-specific conversational apron project at Kala. The printshop was an influential space for thinking about interdependence among artists.

October 27–December 27, 2016
2016 Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8pm
Holiday Party: Thursday, December 15, 6–8pm
Kala Art Institute Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 

12/3: Inter/dependence: the game + To Make a Public book launch @ SOHO20

interdependence game

I’m teaming up with Sarrita Hunn, Temporary Art Review and SOHO20 to present a book launch and game play event. I’m especially thrilled to hear from special guest artists and writers Colleen Asper, Ben Kinsley, Jessica Lynne, and Ryan Lee Wong.

Inter/dependence: the game + To Make a Public book launch
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7-9pm
SOHO20 Gallery, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

2015–2016 Kala Fellowship Award & Exhibition

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my time as a Fellow at the wonderful communal printshop and community that is Kala. It’s also be a special joy to get to know and work alongside the other Fellows. Come see an exhibition of our projects.

Building upon my research and prototypes at LMCC last fall, I’m debuting Ways and Means, a new body of letterpress- and screen-printed activity kits, collaborative games, and custom-made garments. The project includes collaborations with Leah Rosenberg, Elizabeth Travelslight, and Sarrita Hunn (Institute for Autonomous Practices).

Read about my experiences as a Fellow on my blog: Part 1 is an intro and overview and Part 2 is a summer update and reflection.

Exhibition: Appro-propagation, July 14–October 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6-8pm
Kala Art Institute Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
Tues–Fri 12–5, Sat 12–4:30

11/15: Fall Benefit @ SOHO20

ways and means tool roll

I’m proud to contribute artwork to this non-profit, which has supported women in the arts for over 40 years.

Get a ticket to snag a Ways and Means letterpress-printed canvas tool roll, among other artworks.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6–9 pm
SOHO20 Fall Benefit
SOHO20 Gallery + Studio 10, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

October: Temporary Art Review data animation

How do artists rate how DIY artists activities serve the majority of artists?

I visualized data collected from over 100 artists for a Temporary Art Review commission on the occassion of the recent Common Field convening in Miami.

How do artists rate... Museums? Alternative Art Spaces? D.I.Y. artists' activities?
Temporary Art Review
October 12, 2016

 

3/25–5/20: Document V @ The Luminary Arts

I’m really excited to share my Inter/dependence ’zine and flag at Temporary Art Review’s exhibition.

The show is “an official record of Temporary Art Review as a public form, summarizing the first five years of collective research by a disparate group of artists, curators, observers, activists and critics.”

Temporary Art Review: Document V @ The Luminary, St Louis, MO
Exhibition: March 25–May 20
Opening Reception: March 25, 7–10pm

 

4/7–22: Art | Kala 2016 Auction

Support this fantastic Berkeley, CA non-profit art organization by bidding on works such as my woodcut-printed linen banner.

Art | Kala 2016 Auction
Preview: April 7, 6–9pm
Exhibition: April 7–22
Gala Auction: April 23, 6:30–10pm

Banner supported by the STUDIOWORKS/Tides Institute & Museum of Art, a private not-for-profit organization.

 

4/8–28: Spring Benefit 2016 @ Momenta Art

Enter the raffle to win artworks (including mine) and support this artist-run non-profit art organization in Brooklyn.

Spring Benefit, Momenta Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Works on view: April 8–28
Raffle drawing, live auction, and after party: April 28, 7pm

 

Contributor, When We Fight We Win

A poster I illustrated and designed to stop unfair evictions in Oakland Chinatown appears in a new book on art and activism.

It’s a hefty book with plentiful illustrations, interviews with artists, and contextualizing essays.

Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte
When We Fight We Win
New Press, 2016

 

Aug–Dec: LMCC Process Space studio residency

I’m so grateful to be nominated and accepted to this five-month, project-based studio residency. I’m looking forward to researching and developing a new body of work around artists’ agency and artist-citizen meta-practices.

After conducting a survey completed by 112 visual artists, I’m sharing the findings via Inter/dependence, a new 20-page zine, including 9 data visualizations and an essay. Learn more about the launch at Open Studios and how to order your copy.

Open Studios:
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, noon-5pm
Friday, December 11, noon-5pm
LMCC Art Center/Building 110, Governor’s Island, NYC

[See photos of the open studio, including charts of initial findings.]

7/9–9/20: Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial @ Bronx Museum

Character Strengths Signal Flags

I’m debuting 24 signal flags designed and sewed with letterpress-printed labels, each representing a character strength. The flags will be installed on a stand with a legend, and viewers are invited to find and fly the flags of their strengths on available flagpoles.

Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, the exhibition features the work of 72 emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015).

Dana Varinsky. “Emerging Artists Take the Bronx,” Time Out New York, July 15, 2015.

—, “Bronx Museum Showcases (and Helps) Emerging Artists,” New York Times, July 10, 2015.

Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial
Open House: Wed, July 15, 6–9 pm
Exhibition: July 9–September 20, 2015

Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Always free.

 

9/10-17: Published by the Artist @ IPCNY, NYC

Flourish #8

Three of my Flourish woodcut printed banners are on view and available in this benefit exhibition and sale.

Opening Reception: September 10, 6PM-8PM
 
Organized by Erik Hougen
International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, New York, NY

 

May 20–July 18: The Eve Of... @ Portland ’Pataphysical Society / c3:initiative / PDX Contemporary / PSU Assembly

mirror 1

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

Exhibition: The Eve Of...
June 4–July 17
Portland ’Pataphysical Society (PataPDX), 625 NW Everett St #104 (Everett Station Lofts), Portland, OR
Gallery hours: Fri–Sat 12–5 and by appt.
Jeff Jahn, “First Thursday Picks, June 2015,” PortlandArt.net, June 4, 2015.

Satellite exhibition
May 30–June 27
PDX Contemporary, windows, 925 NW Flanders, Portland, OR
Viewable 24/7.

Opening: Thursday, June 4, 6–9pm (First Thursdays)

Residency
May 20–June 6
c3:initiative

PSU Assembly: A discussion about Make Things (Happen)
Wednesday, May 27, 8-10 pm
Hosted by c3:initiative at PataPDX
In partnership with PSU MFA in Art & Social Practice’s Assembly 2015
With guest dialogists and Make Things (Happen) participating artists Julie Perini and Lexa Walsh.

 

June 25–27: Rummage @ Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn

rice cooker pinata

Lauren Frances Adams and I will present new participatory projects in this exhibition inspired by garage sales.

Lauren Frances Adams and Christine Wong Yap share interests in how objects and possessions are imbued with meaning. a handle, a stem, a hook, a ring, a loop is a collaborative installation of imaginative objects and paintings that explore desire, loss, and non-attachment.

Exhibition/project series: Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Artists: Wong Kit Yi, Kai Vierstra, SeoKyeong Lee Yoon, Christine Wong Yap and Lauren Frances Adams
Rummage: June 6–June 29, 2015
Opening Reception: June 6, 7-9 pm

Projects by Lauren Frances Adams and Christine Wong Yap: a handle, a stem, a hook, a ring, a loop: Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 3-8pm; Saturday, June 27, 1-6pm
Open Source Gallery, 306 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Photos coming soon; check our Instagram takeover (6/24–30): @cwongyap @cornfield_alley @opensourcegallery #OpenSourceTakeover

 

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.

 

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...

QCA

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
, NYC
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 PrisonPhotography.net (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 Oprah.com

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

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