Christina Yang has been Summer Institute Director at The Kitchen, New York, New York since 2003 and is an independent art historian, curator and writer. As The Kitchen’s Curator of Visual Art and New Media (1999-2004), Ms. Yang’s curatorial practice focuses on the commissioning, presentation, and contextualization of multidisciplinary works of art particularly in new forms blending video, performance, new media, sound, and installation.
Prior to The Kitchen, Ms. Yang was on the curatorial staffs of the Guggenheim Museum and the Queens Museum of Art. She also worked on numerous exhibition projects with the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has been an adjunct lecturer in art history at the School of Visual Arts, Hunter College, York College, and the California College of Arts and Crafts.
Ms. Yang frequently serves on contemporary art and project grant panels for agencies such as Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation, Harvestworks, Creative Capital, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Percent for Art program and the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority. Ms. Yang holds a BA in History and Art History from UC Berkeley (1985). She completed the Williams College Graduate Program in Art History (MA 1989) and is ABD (all but dissertation) in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York.