Hong-An Truong: Refugee Returns

UC Santa Cruz

January 21, 2019

Visiting Artist |  UCSC Humanities 1, Room 210

Using photography, video, and sound installation, Hong-An Truong engages questions about history and how knowledge is produced through media forms. Often drawing on her lived experience as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, her work explores historical and political themes, especially around war, violence, and race.

Truong’s talk will focus on several recent projects that explore how citizenship and notions of belonging are constructed in order to expand our conception of refugees and Asian American identity within a larger global history of anti-colonial struggle and cross-national organizing.

Recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, Hong-An Truong is an artist who explores immigrant, refugee, and decolonial narratives and subjectivities. She is an Associate Professor of Art and Director of Graduate Studies in the MFA Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Presented by the Center for Racial Justice and co-sponsored by Art+Design Placemaking