About Cafe Telephone
Founded in 2015, Cafe Telephone is an on-going series of pop-up artist salons curated by New York City-based artist and curator, Meiying Thai. The Cafe produces and showcases experimental multimedia collaborations in intimate gatherings and environments. Cafe Telephone has evolved over the years from DIY artist happenings to large-scale global “Telephone games,” the largest which featured sixty artists based in fourteen different countries, to its current form, which centers dance and motion-based work in a series titled ‘A Night in Motion.’ Inspired by travel, the magic of cafe culture and rooted in the idea of cross-cultural conversation, Cafe Telephone also serves as a platform for a growing community of international artists.
Recent Exhibition Work
In 2020, Meiying was named the Exhibitions Coordinator and Artist Liaison of De Buck Gallery, where she has developed a number of exhibitions and special projects for artists including Hiba Schahbaz, Ronald Jackson, Tahnee Lonsdale, Stephen Towns, and Gommaar Gilliams. Her exhibition work has been featured in publications including Artforum and Hyperallergic.