Through performative, participatory installations and public interventions, my work synthesizes polyvocal narratives of subaltern value and self-determined futures. My interdisciplinary, socially engaged praxis considers the cultivation of insight, incite(ment), and in sight (futures) in socio-political grey areas.
Insight: I use my work to interrogate and add nuance to the dichotomous discourses embedded in society’s political landscape, building spaces for deep understanding and connection between disparate communities.
Incite: Approaching art making from a community organizing lens, I make work that challenges viewers, participants, and passersby within local neighborhoods and arts institutions, to act up and speak out against personal and systemic experiences of injustice.
In sight: In an effort to weave together the historical fabric of the past and the present to that of the future, I use my praxis to transform fraught histories and stories of struggle into assets for communities to envision more just, vibrant, and self-determined futures.
As a mixed-race, queer, Asian American woman and creative laborer, my desire to explore spaces between socio-political, identity-based belonging and non-belonging and the social construction of value shape the conceptual scaffoldings of all of my work.