Yale-NUS has announced its inaugural artists-in-residence will be Christa Donner and Andrew Yang. Both are multidisciplinary artists who focus on art that relates to people’s relationships with the natural world.
The Singapore-based liberal arts college announced the program in a January press release, stating that the program will last three years, with five additional artists joining incrementally until the end of its run in 2022. Among the program’s goals is to encourage engagement between the artists and the community to cultivate a vibrant arts community in Singapore.
Yale’s Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy Pericles Lewis noted the important role played by the arts in the Yale-NUS curriculum. He said, “The art studios, dance studios, maker spaces, performance hall and music practice rooms all provide great support for the arts, and I have been delighted to see how Yale-NUS has engaged both Singaporean and international artists in working with students across the campus.”