Vast, vibrant, and rapidly changing, Asia is a fertile ground for contemporary artists. The 12 artists in Be/longing were born in different parts of Asia: Azerbaijan, Iran, India, Thailand, China, Korea, and Japan. They have all spent time or moved outside of Asia. Their experiences as both insiders and outsiders have compelled them to explore their Asian heritage from multiple perspectives. Their works, as a result, are at once Asian and global.