Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Chin Chih Yang

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Ardsley, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Chin Chih Yang’s recent honors (as of 2016) include a solo exhibition at Taipei, MoCa (2016), and a residency at Arteles Creative Center (Finland, 2014). Living and working in NYC, he is a recipient of a Franklin Furnace Fund award for his project Kill Me or Change, and a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Yang has lectured at Columbia University, National Taiwan Normal University’s School of Fine Arts, SVA, Pratt, and other institutions, and his interest in ecology combined with his commitment to public art have resulted in interactive performances and installations that have been exhibited in spaces such as the Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, Union Square Park, Queens Museum, Exit Art, Flux Factory, Taipei Art Fair, and more. Yang was once featured in a Humphrey Hawsley segment for BBC World News on the subject of NYC Artists whose work deals with political and social corruption, and Holland Cotter of The New York Times once referred to one of Yang’s projects as “a magical tunnel of love.” His new project Watch Us: We Can Do It! will be a large-scale interactive performance that will involve more than 200 people; he developed the early stages of this project while in residence, making special use of MacDowell’s James Baldwin Library to research his project.



Chin Chih Yang worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Mrs. MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman of…

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