The Artist Dining Room

The Artist Dining Room was a supper club at Guest Projects where creative minds can engaged with the ideas of a well known artist through food. For each dinner a Guest Chef was invited to create a tailor made menu exploring the fundamental, social and intellectual content of the artist’s work, which is reflected through the courses of the meal. A Guest Host was also invited to lead the evening through discussion and performance surrounding the themes of the dinner. In London's East-end artistic hub Yinka Shonibare CBE's Guest Projects space is located along Regents Canal, providing a great space for creative thinkers to socialise around food. 


Dinners are inspired by renowned artists and art movements. Previous dinners have included: William Burroughs, Louise Bourgeois, David Lynch, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Sophie Calle, Kara Walker, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman and Nan Goldin for International Women's Day March 2017, Derek Jarman, Leonora Carrington, and the Futurist Supper.

Proceeds from tickets sales went towards running the Guest Projects residencyprogramme.  


The Artist Dining Room:  Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold, Friday 18th October 2019

Host: Dorian Bergen
Chef: Karl Gritton
Artists and performance collaborator: Ibrahim Cissé and Iman Gaye

Image: Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach 2" Quilt, 1990


The Artist Dining Room: The Futurist Supper, Friday 18th January 2018

Guest Collaborator: The Gramounce

Guest Chef: Jake Norman


The Artist Dining Room: Radical Abstraction, Hilma af Klint, Friday 10th May 2019

Guest Host & Chef: Inês Neto dos Santos 

Guest Collaborator: Tomas Jefanovas

Image: Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907.


The Artist Dining Room: Leonora Carrington, Friday 19th January 2018.

Guest Host: Marina Warner

Guest Chef: Shay Ola

Image: Leonora Carrington, AB E0 QU0D, 1956


The Artist Dining Room: Derek Jarman, Friday 8th September 2017.

Guest Chef: Blanch and Shock

Guest Host: Philipp Fürnkäs
Photograph of Derek Jarman. Image Courtesy of Keith Collins.


Chef: AVM Curiosities

Host: Bridget Minamore

Photograph: Copyright Chuck Close Daguerreotype Portrait of Kara Walker


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