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.