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Recognitions / 认 • 知: a solo exhibition by Christine Wong Yap

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jan 25

Wed, Jan 25 2023, 11AM - Fri, Mar 17 2023, 5PM

1480 17th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107 View map

Part of event series: Creative Citizens Series Spring 2023


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Event description

Opening reception: Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30–7:30pm

Recognitions / 认 • 知 is an exhibition of new work that marks the culmination of a collaborative social practice project between 2022 Creative Citizenship Fellow and CCA alumna Christine Wong Yap and Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School—a public, one-year, language immersion elementary school in San Francisco’s Chinatown, serving Chinese-speaking recent immigrants. 

Building upon Christine’s participatory research projects exploring belonging, the exhibition features three new projects that integrate artworks by elementary school students with maps, drawing, calligraphy, and sewing—characteristics of Christine’s hybrid practice as a social practitioner and visual artist. 

This exhibition is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and the Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Program Series. 

Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School (EALNS)
Grades K-5 after school students at EALNS, 2021–2022 school year
Victor Tam, EALNS Principal
Christine Yan Louie Paz, EALNS Teacher 
Yunsi Cecilia Li, EALNS Family Liaison
Jaime Austin, CCA

Production Assistants
Curriculum Assistance: Erina Davidson
Production: Cole Chang, Erina Davidson, Alix Deane, Danna Kim, Lee Oscar Gomez, Jes Young
Administration: Lindsey Tavares-Sabido
Translation: Lauren Huang

Image: Christine Wong Yap with contributors, Map of Young Newcomers' Feelings of Home and Positive Qualities, 2022, digital design with artworks by students at Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School

Entry details

Free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Wednesday 11am–7pm, Thursday–Friday 11am–4pm

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