Yale-China HKETO-NY Arts Fellows


The International Festival of Arts & Ideas and Yale-China Association Arts Fellowship is an 18-month experience for emerging professional Chinese artists. Fellows spend six months in residence in New Haven learning from practicing artists and professors at Yale and in the greater New Haven community, while developing a project of their own to be premiered at Arts & Ideas. The program is made possible through a special partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETO-NY).


The Chaos Project & in-between

Phoebe Hui: The Chaos Project

The Chaos Project is a series of kinetic “elements” built with electronics, music wires, and piano keys retrieved from an abandoned grand piano. Acts of performance by the acoustic sculpture and the audiences—the ever-present element of chance these acts engender—are integral for unexpected sonic outcomes.

Cai Ying: in-between

Inspired by the childhood games played by CAI Ying, in-between, explores the individual experiences, the relationships between the individual and the collective, and the process of change itself. It invites the audience to create a space using rubber bands, in which they can experience gravity, tension, and body motions that they are unfamiliar with.

June 22 - 24, 2017  Details
3 hrs

Debe Sham

Working with New Haven public schools, sculptor Debe Sham will help students find their voices in their city as they design their own urban playground. Students will develop small models that will be realized as life-sized sculptures at our Pop-Up Festivals and on the New Haven Green.

June 22 - 24, 2017  Details

Onnie Chan: Never Stand Still

What does it feel like to be contained in our chaotic world? Using elements of the ancient Chinese game, Mahjong, Never Stand Still gives audience members an opportunity to travel on a journey with people halfway around the world, in Hong Kong, for a completely new experience.

June 22 - 24, 2017  Details
1 hr