May 21st 2020

May 21, 2020, 1PM EDT / 12PM CDT
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Community lunch is an ongoing tradition at Mana Contemporary Chicago, where artists convene weekly to catch up, meet new people, and exchange ideas over lunch. Join us in this virtual lunch series where Chicago community director, Sarah Khalid Dhobhany, introduces two members from the Mana Contemporary community in conversation about what they’re doing and creating during this time.

This week, artists SUNGJAE LEE and Cherrie Yu join us for lunch.

Sungjae Lee is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice probes the relationship between societal fringes and normativity, to increase the visibility of marginalized groups. He has presented work internationally, and recently performed work supported by the Wellington City Council in New Zealand. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is an assistant curator at DFBRL8R.

Cherrie Yu is a Xi’an-born, Chicago-based artist. She studied English literature at the College of William and Mary, and currently makes dance films with strangers and fabricates functional objects from found trash. She is interested in the idea of self defense and homemade weapons for those in need. Yu has exhibited at Chicago Cultural Center, Comfort Station, Links Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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