exhibition, symposium, stage, and marketplace
Festival - Tue 29 June 2021
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 12:00
End → 00:00

NON NATIVE NATIVE FAIR is an experimental hybrid event that brings together Asian creative cultural practitioners from various backgrounds and disciplines to present their work and products in an online trade fair environment. By repurposing the concept of an “Asian cultural fair” — a collage of elements which represent Asian culture — the NNN Fair examines the positions and relationships of Aliens within the Dutch cultural landscape by blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, appreciation and appropriation, labour and play.

Participants are invited to sell their products and share the ideas behind their projects. The projects range from zines to merchs to swords to dumplings to time to crowdfunding future projects. The products will be sold online on with all proceeds going directly to the artists. The presentation will take place over the livestreaming weekend and will be played on loop online for the rest of the week. The participants are encouraged to give out promo codes during their presentation (such as subliminal messages, quizzes, keywords) which can be used to add value to the purchase, for example, thank you messages, signed editions, free gifts etc. This additional element is included as an incentive to pay attention to the presentations.

NON NATIVE NATIVE (NNN) is a cultural platform which looks into the Asian creative landscape in The Netherlands through the lens of the outsiders from within. The platform serves as an alternative point of exchange for critical creative practitioners between the Asian and Dutch cultural landscape with the focus on contemporary visual culture. The initiative was formed in late 2018, and through a series of research and public activities, we aim to combine the contemporary work of Asian creatives with the local diaspora narratives, bringing to the surface a nuanced representation of Asian visibility in popular culture. We aim to construct an alternative speculation–or rather–impression on the world’s future, through critical reflection of Asian actors who are part of the global cultural landscape.

Non Native Native is co-founded by designers and curators: Belle Phromchanya, Darunee Terdtoontaveedej, and Honey Kraiwee, and operates in collaboration with diverse professionals to celebrate the art of reclaiming the unclaimed.

Project Management | Belle Phromchanya
Project Curation | Darunee Terdtoontaveedej
Programme Production | Rebecca Oevermann
Berlin Unit Curation | Ariel Orah, Sarnt Utamachote, Wisanu Phu-artdun
Design | Studio150
Development | RGBdog with Dominik Vrabič Dežman