Marriage Trumps All is a dinner series to facilitate love marriages between immigrants and U.S citizens by hosting a first date between couples.

We are seeking dinner participants, immigrants and U.S. citizens, explicitly interested in a long-term romantic partnership, with a serious intent to marry. If this is you then submit your dating profile.

The first couple to marry within 90 days of the dinner will be gifted money towards their new life together.

If you’re against the immigration policy of the current administration we encourage you to make some contribution towards the couple’s wedding gift.

This dinner series is presented by the artist Tunde Wey.
The dinners will be held in Pittsburgh, on February, 8 and 9, 2019.

The Pittsburgh leg of this series is presented in partnership with the August Wilson Cultural Center and City of Asylum. It is a part of the “Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities.” group exhibition, running from Oct. 11, 2018 - Mar. 24, 2019.


Named for the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright August Wilson, the August Wilson Cultural Center is a multi-purpose venue featuring three art galleries, live performance spaces, meeting areas, and unique educational classrooms for the young and old alike. Its mission is to uphold the legacy of August Wilson by presenting, documenting and celebrating  African American culture and art of African people across the globe by establishing a place for all people to openly celebrate, and gain greater understanding of the African American experience and art of the African Diaspora. 

City of Asylum provides a sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. They offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange, creating a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors.
City of Asylum also anchors neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.

Tunde Wey is a Nigerian-born, New Orleans-based artist, chef and writer who uses food and dining spaces to interrogate structures of power. Wey has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, GQ, The Washington Post, VOGUE, Black Enterprise, Food and Wine, and his writing has appeared in the Oxford American, Boston Globe, and San Francisco Chronicle. He is just like the honey badger he doesn’t really give a shit.