he and hu(who)
communicate with food and art
HE+HU was formed in 2015 in New York City by the duo He Wei and Hu Naishu. HE+HU is a creative art and consulting collective that explores human relationships and cultural communication through innovative art programs. On one hand, it is an experimental art practice that uses food as its main medium, combining sculpture, installation, design, technology, and performance in order to create what they call a participatory art event. They use “play” as a method to explore the context of dining and to achieve a balance among space, art and the generality of food culture. They believe food and art is their medium to communicate and experience the world. Food evokes people’s disturbing innocence while sharing love to eliminate prejudice. Their work can be described as form of social practice and, in particular, as a performance about communication and social environment. On the other hand, the duo also facilitates a dialogue between east and west, working to bridge cultures through food, art, and design practices deeply rooted in Chinese culture.
HE and HU are also the current members of NEW INC, the first museum led art, design and technology incubator program hosted at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. They are also part of the founding members of China Programs Advisory Committee in New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Besides, they are the partnership advisors of Museum of Food and Drinks (MOFAD), the first New York food museum. HE+HU creative collective has worldwide exhibition experiences in North America, Europe and Asia.