Seminar: Exploring the Arts-Sciences Collaboration

Chi-Yung WONG, 2020 HKETONY Arts Activator

In an endeavor to understand and shape the world, art and science engage in a give-and-take relationship, from which new and relevant insights and processes continuously emerge. Since 2003, the artists-in-labs program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Switzerland has provided time and space for artists and scientists to engage in mutual exchange and long-term national and international residencies to explore issues around the relationship between art production and science.

The “Exploring The Arts-Sciences Collaboration” Seminar, moderated by Emily Chew, provides a unique opportunity to hear the Hong Kong artist Chi-Yung WONG, previous resident artist in the artists-in-labs program, and a current artist fellow in Yale, who will talk about his residency and exchange with neuroscientists and psychiatrists in Zurich, and his exploration of the relationship between anxiety, introspection and mindfulness practices.

The Arts Activators Fellowship program is made possible by a partnership with the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, New York, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, and the Yale School of Drama. 

Chi-Yung WONG

Chi-Yung WONG is a cross-disciplinary artist-curator whose work covers experiential installation, light installation, creative education, and cultural exchanges between the arts and sciences. Chi-Yung WONG’s specialization in light has led him to create and install exhibitions involving interdisciplinary collaborations across the fields of theatre lighting and architectural lighting. Chi-Yung WONG’s interest in cross-cultural partnerships and his desire to expand his leadership skills have led him in pursuit of various goals on his path to becoming an artist-curator, such as creating and leading projects between Europe and Hong Kong; fostering communication and collaboration between artists and scientists; developing artistic-initiatives for mental health awareness; and helping to implement creative education proposals for underprivileged teenagers.

Emily Chew