The Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art is thrilled to welcome artist Yin Yin Wong as guest tutor this March! In partnership with the Willem de Kooning Academy Research Center, we are hosting Yin Yin for a special workshop open to MFA students and a public artist talk.

Yin Yin will be giving a public artist talk open to the public, no registration required.
Time: Monday, March 11th, 16:00
Location: ground floor project space, MFA studio building at Kareldoormanhof 45, 3012 CW Rotterdam

Workshop: Comic Relief, registration required*
Time: March 12th, 10:00 – 16:00
Location: ground floor project space, MFA studio building at Kareldoormanhof 45, 3012 CW Rotterdam

Through playful exercises, Yin Yin Wong will host a workshop aimed at bridging various social and cultural thresholds through the use of humor and storytelling. Taking inspiration from stand up comedy, comic books and memes amongst other things, this workshop-series investigates the political potency of humor in a time of enduring grief and increasing polarization.

*The workshop has limited space for individuals outside of the school to register to participate. If you are interested in joining the workshop, please send an email with a short motivation statement to by Tuesday, March 5th.

Yin Yin Wong is a multidisciplinary artist working across a range of media including film, sculpture, drawing and site-specific installation. Previously as Publication Studio Rotterdam (2015–2021) they worked largely around themes of distribution, dissemination and circulation of visual culture through publishing artist books and curating exhibitions departing from text. Currently they are researching possible bridges and juxtapositions between their modernist graphic design education and their childhood growing up in a Malaysian-Chinese restaurant in the Netherlands. By focusing on themself as a site where different legacies and languages converge and complicate each other, Wong looks for overlaps that speak cross-culturally. Through an auto-ethnographic lens they question the dominant frameworks that permeate nearly every aspect of their life.