This Little Piggy
Elaine Tin Nyo uses her practice to reframe everyday rituals of food and its preparation so we may reflect on the inherent beauty and value of the seemingly unimportant moments of our lives.Artist Bio
This Little Piggy will explore mankind’s love/loathing relationship to swine. With local breeders, the artist will adopt five piglets in ham-producing regions of the world (Italy, Spain, France, China, and the US) and follow them from stable to table. Each pig’s life, documented by video and celebrated in a cookbook, ends in a dinner cooked with local chefs. The project culminates in a multichannel video projection of these meals.
Elaine Tin Nyo
New York, NY
Elaine Tin Nyo is a conceptual artist who uses performance, video, photography, cooking and writing to reframe the everyday rituals of food and its preparation so we may reflect on the inherent beauty and value of the seemingly unimportant moments of our lives. Tin Nyo’s family came to the U.S. when she was seven as exiles from their native Burma. Burmese food is central to her earliest memories, and since the early 1990s, food has been a vehicle for the artist to explore issues of mortality and responsibility. Now based in New York, Tin Nyo has received project support from the Bronx Museum, Seoksu Art Project, Franklin Furnace and The Phillips Collection, among others. Her photographs, food, videos, installations and performances have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Deitch Projects, Creative Time, Färgfabriken, the Brooklyn Museum, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, Postmasters Gallery, the French Culinary Institute and other venues.