Engaging with contemporary art by artists of Asian descent, Mimi Wong will consider the imprecise ways artists across different cultural origins are often lumped together, as well as how their work might exist in dialogue. Through an examination of how artistic practices intersect, overlap, or rub up against issues of diaspora and immigration, she will recontextualize how “orientalism” is being rewritten by contemporary Asian artists and examine how Asian art production and identity might be redefined. 

Mimi Wong is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. She serves as a New York desk editor of ArtAsiaPacific and is the editor-in-chief of the Offing. Her writing on art and culture has appeared in Hyperallergic, Catapult, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, and Refinery29. A graduate of New York University, she received her BA in English and American literature, with double minors in creative writing and Chinese. Her fiction has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Day One, and Wildness.