Christine Wong Yap looking towards the camera in her studio

Christine Wong Yap

A collaborative, text-led practice that unpacks and amplifies sites of belonging.

“I aim to reflect values of accessibility, transparency, generosity, and reciprocity.”

Christine Wong Yap weaves visual art with social practice, approaching her work as a tool to foster community and explore themes of wellbeing and belonging. Her site-specific works - often facilitated through community workshops and exhibited in ‘non-art’ public spaces - combine text with comics, diagrammatic drawing and textile elements. In zines and publications, she collects stories from across...

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Bio

Christine Wong Yap was born in 1977 in California's San Francisco Bay, where she has recently relocated after a decade spent living and working in Queens, New York.

Practice

Her work predominantly takes the form of public projects and community collaborations in locations such as New York and Houston, US; Cumbria, UK; Toruń, Poland and Puerto Rico. In 2021 she was selected as the first ever Times Square Public Artist-in-Residence.

Did you know?

In 2020, Yap contributed a work to artist-run collective For Freedoms' trailblazing 'Awakening' campaign, which took the form of a roadside billboard asking passers by - "How do you keep your heart open?"

Collaborations with Christine Wong Yap

Avant Arte and Christine Wong Yap have one upcoming collaboration.

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