The Silent Dinners are hosted by interdisciplinary artist, Honi Ryan, who is based between Berlin, Paris, and Sydney and has been hosting these events around the world since 2006. Conceptual artist Abi Tariq, has been collaborating on the performances since 2015 and has been instrumental in establishing the project in France and Pakistan.
During its 15-year history, the project has been graced and embraced by many wonderful individuals and groups, each of whom have added their unique flavour and inspiration to the events: from the hosting institutions and households, to the guest chefs and servers, to all the participants, it’s evident that the age-old connections we make over food do not depend on the words around it.
It’s Honi’s voice you hear on this blog, you can contact her directly on the form below. Honi would like to send a particular shout out to the following for helping make the project possible:
CJ Maupin, Charles Garcin, Henri Nuko, Rilka Oakley and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Stefan Winkler the Goethe Institute Pakistan, the Karachi Biennale, VASL Artists’ Collective Karachi, Lahore Biennale Foundation, Susan Westre, Herman Bashiron Mendolicchio, the Goethe Institute Barcelona, Kerri Glasscock and the Sydney Fringe Festival, Hayley West, Charmaine O’Brien, Antonietta Darc, Margaret Emery, Ayesha Mehta, Dei El-Ayoubi, Firas Yatbokh and the Good Food Collective Lebanon, Zico House Beirut, Silvia Alvaro, Kylee Kay, Owen Ryan, Sean Lowry, Emma James, Vera Rourke and Caleb Franco, the Kearney/Viola family, Hibernian House in Sydney and Splatterpool Artspace in New York.
Sincere thanks to and gratitude for our collaboration x