Tunde Wey

Artist in Residence – Spring/Summer 2022

Pronouns: he/him

Photo by Joey Kennedy


Tunde Wey is a Nigerian immigrant artist, chef, and writer working at the intersection of food and social politics. His work engages systems of exploitative power, particularly race, immigration, gentrification, and global capitalism, from the vantage point of the marginalized other. He uses food and dining spaces to confront and close the disparities these inequalities create.

Tunde’s work has been written about in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Vogue, and GQ. His own writing has been featured in the Boston Globe, Oxford American, CityLab, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a TIME Magazine 2019 Next Generation Leader and NYTimes 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America 2019. Tunde is currently working on a book of essays slated for publish with MCD (a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

Follow Tunde on Instagram: @from_lagos

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