Yap is currently a specialist staff at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia. He is also a founding member of Rumah Air Panas Art Society [RAP], an artist initiative based in Kuala Lumpur. He had received awards in the Young Contemporaries Arts Award by the National Art Gallery, Malaysia in 2000 and 2002, and served in the jury panel in 2013; and has participated at the JENESYS Residency program in Japan in 2008. His practice encompasses conceptual work, installation, mapping project, collaboration, performance and sporadic writings, and curatorial project with his colleagues at RAP.
Initiated in 2005, MappingKLArtSpace is an ongoing project by Yap mapping the art spaces in the city from the past to present. It has been featured in the 8th Havana Biennale in 2006; in Migration Addicts in the 52nd Venice Biennale and in the ShenZhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture in 2007; in The Independence Project at Galeri Petronas in 2007 and in Gertrude Art Space, Melbourne in 2008. From 2011 onwards, Yap is involved in the Wasteland Twinning Network. Another ongoing collaborative project Operasi Cassava was featured in the Media/Art Kitchen exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in 2014. Yapâ€Ÿs recent essay on spatial practice is included in the Volume 2 of Narratives in Malaysian Art published by Rogue Art, Malaysia.