About Kinetech Arts


Kinetech Arts, directed by Daiane Lopes da Silva and Weidong Yang, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that combines the work of dancers, scientists, and digital artists to create innovative and socially responsible performances. Kinetech Arts work has been supported by Zellerbach Family Foundation, CA$H Grant, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Rainin Foundation, and Creative Work Fund. Each year, KA produces multiple performances and over 50 other public events, including Open Labs, Y-Exchange public talks and Dance Hack Festivals. KA residencies includes RAW at SAFEhouse Arts, Combustible at CounterPulse and participation in the Dancing Lab: Immersive Media Through Cunningham at NCCAkron. KA is currently in residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and ODC Theatre from 2018-2021.

Board of Directors

David Ruth - Glass Sculpture Studio, Oakland
Hanna Regev - Art curator - Ruth’s Table, Mission District, San Francisco
Don Kimber -  Principal scientist at FX Pal, Palo Alto
Alex Benedict - CEO of Paths To Green, LLC, Oakland
Daiane Lopes da Silva - Artistic director of Kinetech Arts, San Francisco
Raymond Larrett - CEO of Puzzled Squirrel Press, San Francisco
Celeste Lococo - Self employed


Joshua Kaufmann - Founding member and adviser at The Quantified Self
Clover Mathis - Former dancer at Alvin Ailey American Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem
Jyoti Argade - Former Chair at the University of East London
John Heimann - VP of Security at Oracle