Kayva Yang

2020 Create Change Fellow 

Sunset Park | Performance, movement, photography

Artist Bio
Kayva Yang is a movement and visual artist based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Her most recent completed work, Body in Flora, (2016) was presented at Intermedia Arts and the Southern Theater. Her projects in development are Lost 40 and Elastic Elm, which explore extraction, intimacy, and indigeneity in nature and city sites. This work has been supported by a 2017 grant from the Jerome Foundation and a 2018 grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Yang has performed for Pramila Vasudevan/Aniccha Arts, Jill Sigman/ThinkDance, and Ananya Dance Theatre. In tandem, Yang is an independent producer for the Walker Art Center. Named one of 25 Leaders in Action by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Yang is passionate about resourcing arts for justice. She serves on the board of Borealis Philanthropy. She holds a Master’s degree in Arts Politics from New York University.

What Does Abundance Mean To You?
“Practicing abundance looks like community-based art that meets people where they’re at in participation and connection to place. We build upon our resources with care, especially in struggle. Practicing abundance is feeling connected to my neighborhood, where I am not from, but grow to belong.”