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Betty Yu

2012 | 2019-2020 Create Change Artist-In-Residence

Sunset Park, Brooklyn 


Betty Yu is a socially engaged multimedia artist, photographer, filmmaker, educator, and activist born and raised in NYC to Chinese immigrant parents. Ms. Yu integrates documentary film, new media platforms, and community-infused approaches into her artistic practice, Ms. Yu’s documentary “Resilience” about her garment worker mother fighting sweatshop conditions screened at national and international film festivals including the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. Yu’s multi-media installation, “The Garment Worker” was featured at Tribeca Film Institute’s Interactive Showcase. In 2015, she worked with housing activists and artists to co-create “People’s Monument to Anti-Displacement Organizing” that was featured in the Agitprop! show at Brooklyn Museum. She has also exhibited at Queens Museum, Apex Art Gallery, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center and the Eastman Kodak Museum. Ms. Yu has been awarded artist residencies and fellowships with institutions such as the Laundromat Project, International Studio & Curatorial Program, En Foco Photography, Santa Fe Art Institute, Stone Leaf, Pratt Institute, the Intercultural Leadership Institute, and SPACE at Ryder Farm.


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