Koala Yip works towards the concept of the “media poetry”, to articulate body movement as prime subject matter in pursuing clarity and integrity in artistic expression. She is the first artist to present interactive performance broadcasted live in China’s national television channel during the 4th China International New Media Short Film Festival “KingBonn Award” Ceremony. Her art pieces were also presented in KUMA Art Museum Estonia, Macao Science Center, K11 Hong Kong, Performance Studies International (PSI), Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition, Digital Cultural Lab (England), Subtle Technologies Conference (Toronto), Interactive Laboratory at Göttelborn in Germany, International Dance and Technology Conference, Los Angeles Woman’s Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Fringe Festival and MIT/CalArts Collaboration of Wearable Technology. She is a former member of Trip Dance Theatre and Bridge Dance Company in California which she performed in conventional theatres, site-specific venues, museums and art galleries.
Koala was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, Jacky Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship, American Dance Festival Video Documentation, California Arts Council, APA Director’s Prize, and had won the Best Performance Award from the Bauhinia Cup Hong Kong Dance Championship. She also received Certificate of Commendation from Mayor of City of Los Angeles.
Koala is recently teaching at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She also guest lectured at Beijing Dance Academy, Hong Kong University, “Jumping Frame” Lecture Series, CalArts, Baltimore School of the Arts and HKAPA.