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The Foodie Space (Forthcoming)
Location: Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Exhibition dates: November - April 2019 Opening reception: to be determined Dates for artist talks and related events: to be determined
It’s been a joy to develop this food-centered exhibition with a small group of southern California artists. I’ve been invited alongside two women artists to create for our community an immersive, interactive exhibition, dedicated to the foods that we’ve prepared together, the foods that summon our sense of nostalgia, and the foods that have shaped our culture and identities.
For one of my projects, I’ve created a phở room to represent my Vietnamese heritage. Still simmering are the memories of mother and grandmother cooking phở for our family, carrying out the family recipes made with pride and with love. For my other installation, I’ve prepared a tea room, in memory of my Bà Ngoại (grandmother). She would impart with me a lifetime of stories as we sat at her dining room table and sipped on tea.
Our team is proud to present this family-friendly, playful, and colorful exhibition that shares our love of food and how our culture informs it, and how it informs our culture.
That We Should Be Heirs (Forthcoming)
Location: San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Residency and exhibition dates: January - February 2019 Dates and Locations for artist talks, film screenings, and workshops: to be determined
I am beyond elated to have been invited to work with SDAI on a socially engaging project that will result in an interactive installation at the museum. During this residency, I will be inviting members of the community to share in our inheritances as we utilize art as part of our practice in compassion and restoration.
Learn more about how you can contribute your writings to this project. I’d love to receive your writings!
Founded in 1941, San Diego Art Institute has provided the community with high quality, interactive programming, educational initiatives, and innovative exhibitions. As the only contemporary cultural institution in Balboa Park, SDAI promotes cultural equity and artistic enrichment within the community and enables diverse audiences to interact with art in meaningful ways.
Thank you, Quyên Nguyen-Le and Sarah Trujillo-Porter for the invitation to work with the San Diego community!
Ancestral Journeys (Forthcoming)
Location: Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA 95014
Exhibition Dates: February 4 - March 21, 2019 Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 14, 2019 5:30 - 7:30pm
It is my privilege to have been invited to exhibit with a selection of artists whose work expresses our collective need to hep tell and retell the stories of our ancestors. These artists understand far too well the responsibility that comes with this very personal method of art-making, and the need to carry forward the stories of our loved ones forward.
In this exhibition, we will explore identity and ancestral migration, immigration, and diasporas through family stories, history, and shared traditions. In collaboration with the community-wide organization called Silicon Valley Reads, Euphrat Museum of Art presents Ancestral Journeys, an exhibition which relates closely to this year’s theme, Finding Identity in Family History. Our show will align with this year’s chosen books: Finding Samuel Lowe by Paula Williams Madison, It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs, and Futureface: A Family History, an Epic Quest, and the Secret of Belonging by Alice Wagner.
Thank you, Diana Argabrite, for the invitation to show with artists who make such meaningful work!
Read about one of the past Silicon Valley Reads exhibitions at Euphrat Museum of Art in the New York Times.
University of Washington's Walker Ames Fellowship (Forthcoming)
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fellowship Period: Spring 2019 Exhibition dates: April 1 - May 10, 2019 Exhibition location: Gould Gallery, College of Built Environments, University of Washington Lecture: Spring 2019 (dates to be announced) Workshop: Spring 2019 (dates to be announced)
I am humbled to have been selected by the University of Washington as a Walker Ames guest scholar. Founded in 1936, the Walker Ames program is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs of its kind at the University of Washington, and supports UW in hosting some of the world’s most distinguished scientists, writers, and thought leaders on their campus. What a privilege it is to have been invited to take part in this program!
For this visit, I will be spending time on their verdant campus, participating in seminars, classes and informal discussions, and even exhibiting with two other amazing women artists/innovators--Sara Zewde and Morehshin Allahyari. I’m looking forward to spending quality time working with, speaking to, and learning from UW faculty and students as we analyze ways in which art can help excavate, raise questions, and offer perspectives within our own personal, familial, and communal histories.
Thank you, Linh Nguyen for the nomination, and to the University of Washington for this great opportunity!