Do you belong to your name?December 20, 2022
Annah’s Reaction to Name Story PortraitJanuary 18, 2023
My Name Story project is a portrait-video project that explores the names of AAPI women identifying people at the intersection of race, ethnicity and gender. The project is debuting at the art exhibit called Have You Eaten* featuring 30 AAPI artists at Slip Gallery in Belltown. This exhibit is a multi-pronged investigation of the Asian diaspora relationship to identity, otherness, and belonging. Have You Eaten invites AAPI artists to share their unique stories and reflections on the complexities of their diasporic experiences.
My exhibit features 3 portraits and a quote from their video interviews as well as an under 10 minute audio preview.
The exhibit will be on display through February with the opening reception on January 13th, followed by exciting weekly events.
*The exhibit is named Have You Eaten to signify the love of our parents. Oftentimes in Asian cultures, parents don't say "I love you" so use food as a way to show love. Making sure we are fed and never hungry is an alternate way of saying "I love you."
January 6VIP Preview5:00 - 8:00pm
January 13Opening Reception6:00 - 9:00pm featuring Josh Hou and Dozfy
January 21Lunar New Year Festival12:00 - 4:00pm featuring Jeannie Rack and Make Your Own Mochi with Tiffany Ran
January 28Floral Painting Workshop1:00 - 4:00pm with Gina Marioni
February 4Open Mic4:00 - 6:00 pm featuring a performance by Eunyoung Isis
February 10Belltown Art Walk6:00 - 9:00 pm featuring Seiichi
February 18Last Call: Let's Dance7:00 - 10:00 pm featuring Tomo Nakayama
February 18Closing Reception5:00 - 8:00pm featuring Other Poets I've Been