I edited and designed this 116-page book of stories of belonging, with maps and photos of bandannas and certificates, as well as research on 15 qualities of belonging.
The book is the culmination of the Belonging Project as the inaugural artist in residence at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.
Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit with brand-new participatory installations of colors collected around the city.
Note: Timed tickets are required for admission, and tickets sell out quickly! (Teachers or administrators at Title 1 schools in NYC can apply for a classroom visit).
251 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013
I’m honored and overjoyed to develop a Bay Area-wide project to commemorate places of belonging with letterpress-printed certificates, and to create a local atlas of belonging. Learn more at Belonging.ChristineWongYap.com.
“Christine Wong Yap Asks: Where Do You Feel a Sense of Belonging?” by Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED Arts, February 24, 2019.
“In Discussion with Christine Wong Yap” by Sara Grossman, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society News Magazine, Spring 2019, (PDF, 10.2 MB).
“It’s official: This Berkeley rabbi’s home is a ‘place of belonging’” by Maya Mirsky, J. Weekly (March 14, 2019).
I collaborated with Brian Droitcour to create The People’s Guide to the Queens International, a participatory project gathering public-generated writing responses to the exhibition as it unfolded.
Read what people wrote and download our zines at ThePeoplesGuideQI.org.
I’m excited to explore belonging in the Bay Area in this For Freedoms exhibition around the midterm elections. Come make your own Belonging poster using a new letterpress-printed template.
CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
161-131 Hubbell St., San Francisco
Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 23, 5:30-7:30
Gallery hours: M-F 12–5, Th 12-7:30, Closed Saturday & Sunday
I’m proud to exhibit Irrational Exuberance Flags in this exhibition curated by Susannah Magers.
Dream Farm Commons, 349 15th Street Oakland, CA
Gallery Hours: Thurs–Sat 11:30–5:30
Opening: Friday, October 5, 6–9
I’ve contributed a page to Cara Levine’s This Is Not a Gun: 31 Days, 31 Artists, 31 Voices.
This Interjection Calendar contains writings and illustrations of 31 artists, writers, activists and healers responding to objects mistaken as firearms in fatal encounters with police. It will be available in print at end of year, but you can view the PDF online now.
More info at ThisIsNotAGun.com, including readings at the Berkeley Art Museum on September 22 and at Forward Union (NYC) on September 29–30.
I’ve created a small public artwork in Bay Meadows, San Mateo, CA.
Having resided on the Peninsula, it was an honor to have this opportunity. Learn more.
Inter/de-pen-dence: the game is featured on a blog accompanying an exhibition on play at the Peabody Essex Museum. My collaborator, Sarrita Hunn (The Institute for Autonomous Practices), and I are pleased to share a version you can download, print, and cut and a web page where you can draw the question and tactics cards.
As an example of the deep conversations around autonomy and relatedness how hope to catalyze, we’ve also invited special guest artists to play the game with us. Torreya Cummings (Oakland, CA), Malcolm Peacock (Baltimore, MD), and Ronny Quevedo (Bronx, NY) discuss collaboration, mutual support, and connecting with audiences. Round 1 just posted. Following rounds will be posted in coming weeks.
Thanks to For Freedoms for including my Forward banner in this pop-up exhibition/social justice festival.
1726 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
I’m displaying Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) flags and my Forward banner at this social action info fair featuring activist organizations, art installations, and public programming in downtown NYC.
714 Broadway, NYC
Sarrita Hunn will present our collaborative project, Inter/de-pend-ence: the game, at the Common Field convening.
Common Field Convening
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
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
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)
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
Various locations in Toruń, Poland
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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
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
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.
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, noon-5pm
Friday, December 11, noon-5pm
LMCC Art Center/Building 110, Governor’s Island, NYC
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
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
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.
May 30–June 27
PDX Contemporary, windows, 925 NW Flanders, Portland, OR
Opening: Thursday, June 4, 6–9pm (First Thursdays)
May 20–June 6
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
I’m excited to join this artist collective and gallery. First up: we’re exhibiting in a group show in the Chicago metro area.
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.
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).
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.
My positive messages sewn in real ribbons can now be seen on Oprah.com.
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
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.
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
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.”
I’ve contributed my first riso—a poster/DIY mini flag set—to this epic box set.
Land and Sea #77