The Here & There Collective

The Here and There Collective (THAT Co.) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to uplifting and connecting art practitioners from the Asian diaspora.

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The Here & There Collective

The Here and There Collective (THAT Co.) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to uplifting and connecting art practitioners from the Asian diaspora.

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Steven Abraham
Executive Director

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Lisa Young
Director of Operations

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Dan Nguyen
Director of Development

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Claire Kim
Curatorial Advisor

Founded in January 2021, The Here and There Collective (THAT Co.) was born out of a series of studio visits over the pandemic. Confined to our homes, but readily available to connect, we got to know Asian-diasporic artists in and out of NYC and the US. A common refrain kept appearing in those conversations, where artists struggled to find contemporary references that looked like them or peers to connect with.

Thus began our journey to chronicle as many Asian-diasporic artists as possible - all on an online platform that is readily accessible for anyone to learn from, converse with, and find support from.

Since then, we’ve stayed committed to uplifting and connecting not just artists, but also curators and other art professionals from the Asian diaspora with the purpose to build a lasting community.

SA

Steven Abraham
Executive Director

LY

Lisa Young
Director of Operations

DN

Dan Nguyen
Director of Development

CK

Claire Kim
Director of Curation

Founded in January 2021, The Here and There Collective (THAT Co.) was born out of a series of studio visits over the pandemic. Confined to our homes, but readily available to connect, we got to know Asian-diasporic artists in and out of NYC and the US. A common refrain kept appearing in those conversations, where artists struggled to find contemporary references that looked like them or peers to connect with.

Thus began our journey to chronicle as many Asian-diasporic artists as possible - all on an online platform that is readily accessible for anyone to learn from, converse with, and find support from.

Since then, we’ve stayed committed to uplifting and connecting not just artists, but also curators and other art professionals from the Asian diaspora with the purpose to build a lasting community.

What
We Do

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Artist
Features

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Studio
Grant

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Community
Events

What We Do

1

Artist Features

2

Studio Grant

3

Community Events

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Dominique Fung

Featured Artist

“… I have been following THAT closely, and their organization is essential and integral in sharing the stories of our diverse Asian diasporic arts community. They are doing important work that will help move the needle forward in our culture and society at large.”

What
They Said

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Nadia Waheed

Featured Artist

“The work that The Here And There Collective does is breaking new ground - they bring together a fractured community of artists from all corners of Asia and Oceania, highlighting artists and building connections that we would never have had exposure to otherwise. … I do not want to imagine the terrain of my professional artistic life without all that THAT Collective has given to me.”

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Oscar Yi Hou

Studio Grantee

“The Here and There Collective’s studio grant was absolutely critical for the beginning of my career. I remain so grateful for the studio that was provided. It enabled me to continue making art."

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Kathy Huang

Director at Jeffrey Deitch

“The Here and There Collective has been essential in building a community of Asian American and diasporic artists, collectors, curators, and art professionals in the art world. THAT is where many of us find support in sharing and furthering our art practices, initiatives, and exhibitions, and more broadly, in sharing our experiences, concerns, and dreams as Asian Americans in the art world.”

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Sarah Han

Director at Harper's Gallery

“…The Here and There collective (THAT) has been the conduit that brings all of those satellite conversations together to create a welcoming and supportive community that so many of us had been searching for. THAT helps every small endeavor feel like it’s part of a bigger movement because the community makes the context that much more visible.”

DF

Dominique Fung

Featured Artist

“… I have been following THAT closely, and their organization is essential and integral in sharing the stories of our diverse Asian diasporic arts community. They are doing important work that will help move the needle forward in our culture and society at large.”

What They Said

NW

Nadia Waheed

Featured Artist

“The work that The Here And There Collective does is breaking new ground - they bring together a fractured community of artists from all corners of Asia and Oceania, highlighting artists and building connections that we would never have had exposure to otherwise. … I do not want to imagine the terrain of my professional artistic life without all that THAT Collective has given to me.”

OH

Oscar Yi Hou

Studio Grantee

“The Here and There Collective’s studio grant was absolutely critical for the beginning of my career. I remain so grateful for the studio that was provided. It enabled me to continue making art."

KH

Kathy Huang

Director at Jeffrey Deitch

“The Here and There Collective has been essential in building a community of Asian American and diasporic artists, collectors, curators, and art professionals in the art world. THAT is where many of us find support in sharing and furthering our art practices, initiatives, and exhibitions, and more broadly, in sharing our experiences, concerns, and dreams as Asian Americans in the art world.”

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Sarah Han

Director at Harper's Gallery

“…The Here and There collective (THAT) has been the conduit that brings all of those satellite conversations together to create a welcoming and supportive community that so many of us had been searching for. THAT helps every small endeavor feel like it’s part of a bigger movement because the community makes the context that much more visible.”

Get Involved 
with THAT

Since THAT Co. began in 2021 we’ve been driven by our mission to champion art practitioners of the Asian diaspora through early-stage support and visibility. We cannot do that without contributions from our supporters. We hope you consider becoming a part of our community and giving critical support to THAT Co. to continue our programming.

Become THAT Patrons

These are tiered supporter levels through a yearly tax-deductible donation. Your contribution will be an integral part of our community and have a tangible impact on launching the career of artists in our studio grant program.

Make a One-Time Donation

Not ready to make a yearly commitment? We welcome any amount of monetary donation through our partner at Cornerstone. Since we’re a 501(c)3 organization, your donation will also be tax-deductible.

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The Here and There Collective, LLC is a New York limited liability company operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to The Here and There Collective are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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