Robin Birdd David and Jeffrey Yip, founders of Macro Waves, a California-based artist collective, produce experiences focusing on social equity through conceptual art, new media, and design. As artists, designers, and technologists of color, the collective embraces collaboration and community engagement in their creative practice of transforming spaces into places for human connection, exploration, and play. Macro Waves projects examine the systems, infrastructures, and processes of future world-building through science fiction-based narrative. The collective focuses on introspective work around ancestry, intergenerational experiences, and collective healing. At Recology, Macro Waves will create a series of experimental multi-media installations that archive intergenerational diasporic experiences of immigrant communities.
Macro Waves was the Featured Artist for the Asian Pacific Island Cultural Center’s 25th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, one of the recipients of the California Arts Council’s 2022 Impact Project Grant, and in 2020 participated in the Youkobo Artist Residency in Tokyo, Japan. The collective has exhibited at SFMOMA, SWIM Gallery, YBCA, SFAC Gallery, SOMArts, ICA SF, Lightbox NYC, and Á Space Hanoi.
Residency: June 2023 - September 2023
Art Exhibition: Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16 & Tuesday, September 19
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