Betty Yu

September 2018

Betty Yu, The Garment Worker, 2014, interactive media installation, Tribeca Interactive Showcase

Betty Yu will present (Dis)Place, an interactive multimedia exhibit that will explore the impact of displacement and gentrification through individual stories and methods of resistance. This project will include an exhibit at the gallery, as well as an augmented reality component that will guide viewers during walking tours and self-guided tours through Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Latino and Chinese immigrants living in the nearby neighborhood of Sunset Park will share their stories of immigration, their journey to the neighborhood and their views on gentrification.

Betty Yu is a Chinese-American interdisciplinary artist and activist whose work is shaped and influenced by her direct experience as a daughter raised by garment worker parents. Yu approaches social issues through her own personal story, family narrative and her community’s history.Yu received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. She has participated in residencies at the Laundromat Project and Saltonstall Foundation. Yu is a co-founder of the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB), a cultural collective working with CAAAV Organzing Communities to tell the stories of Chinatown tenants fighting displacement. In 2016, CAB was a Blade of Grass Fellow. Yu’s work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, International Center for Photography and the Museum of Modern Art.

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10th Anniversary Fundraiser

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Soup Kitchen 2017
Pirmin Hagen
Tomás Rivas
Matthew Jensen
Xyza Bacani
Betty Yu
Khaled Jarrar
Immy Mali


2017 Exhibitions
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014