This project explores the racial stereotypes of Chinese-Canadians, with a focus on the restaurant industry as a place where culture is shared, consumed, and appropriated. Through a variety of approaches that address both personal and societal aspects, each work speaks to a different issue regarding the lived experiences of Chinese-Canadians. By appropriating the vernacular forms of the Chinese restaurant, familiar objects and scenes are recontextualized to encourage viewers to question their beliefs. The overall aim of this project is to deconstruct misconceptions of what it means to be Chinese in Canada.
Photography: Nicole Torres, Abbey Chong