Author: Kayva Yang
Kayva Yang is a New York-based artist explores body to land intimacy and regeneration through performance, photography, archival materials, and site-specific movement research. Her current projects, Lost 40 and Elastic Elm, investigate extraction, interiority, and indigeneity specific to a boreal forest and a city boulevard. She is a 2020 Create Change Fellow of the Laundromat Project and received grants in 2017 from the Jerome Foundation and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her completed project, Body in Flora (2016) was exhibited at New York University Kimmel Center and performed at Intermedia Arts and Southern Theater in Minneapolis. She also performs for other choreographers including Jill Sigman/ thinkdance and dustin maxwell and formerly, danced for Aniccha Arts and Ananya Dance Theatre. As an independent producer, she has most recently worked for the Walker Art Center and BareBones Productions. She holds an M.A. in Arts Politics with a focus on artist justice movements and queer of color disability studies from New York University.