Founded in 2010, the East Coast Asian American Art Project (ECAAAP) promotes increased scholarship and engagement with Asian American art and history by ensuring the preservation of and access to the papers of Asian American artists and arts professionals.
Through ECAAAP, the A/P/A Institute at NYU has surveyed and facilitated the donation of several artists’ papers to NYU Libraries. The artists include Tomie Arai, Ming Fay, Krishna Reddy, Shu Lea Cheang, Martin Wong, Yun Gee, and collectives EPOXY and Godzilla. Papers belonging to David Diao and Zhang Hongtu will be accessioned by NYU Special Collections in the near future. Artist archives from this initiative have been used in new scholarship, exhibitions, and digital projects.
Additional artists surveyed as part of ECAAAP include H.N. Han and Bing Lee.
Image: Boxes, VHS Tapes, and other materials part of the A/P/A Institute Collection.