have you eaten yet ? collective
2021 - Present
Founded by Youngsook Choi, Jessie Jing & Monica Tolia
Have you eaten yet? is a London-based artist collective founded by East and South-East Asian (ESEA) artists Monica Tolia, Youngsook Choi and Jessie Jing. Our name is the equivalent of “how are you” in many Asian cultures, the question carrying a tangible direct sense of care towards one’s livelihood & health, often leading to impromptu food sharing.
With these care ethics in mind, the collective produces research, public talks, performances and events on the intersections of food, migration, art/activism & creating affectionate healing space for marginalised communities.
Lunar New Year Festival in collaboration with Vietnamese Family Partnership @ Deptford X & Deptford Lounge, 29&30 January 2022
Weekend of performances, workshops & traditional celebrations commissioned by shapesLewisham Creative Happenings Grant Programme, and supported by Deptford X, Deptford Lounge, Goldsmiths UoL & PPL PRS.
Harsh Light talk @ Bloc Projects, October 2021
ESEA Heritage Month @ BESEA.N, September 2021
Roundtable: 'Between food, art & activism'
Deptford X Festival 2021, 9-18 July 2021
Commissioned performance series & exhibition programme
CONTEXTUAL ESSAY BY MIMI CHU