The founding cultural collective members, Tomie Arai, ManSee Kong, and Betty Yu have deep roots insocial justice activism, cultural organizing, and community arts engagement in New York City and NYC’s Chinatown. The Chinatown Art Brigade has joined forces with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities’ Chinatown Tenants Union, to launch ‘Here to Stay’, a project that features a series of large-scale outdoor mobile projections that address themes of gentrification, community resilience and resistance in NYC's Chinatown."
Tomie Arai is a public artist who collaborates with writers, architects, historians, curators, and local communities to create work that explores the rich cultural diversity of the Americas.
ManSee Kong creates films and videos inspired by stories of liberation and justice rooted in grassroots organizing campaigns and social movements.
Betty Yu is an interdisciplinary, multi-media artist, educator and community activist who creates art and media to advance social justice -- exploring issues ranging from the labor rights, immigrant justice, gentrification to militarism.