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Thinh Nguyen



Artist’s Quote

Can your gender be both masculine and feminine? Free of oppressive social norms? Kind, loving, and compassionate?

Luminary’s Quote

Masculine and feminine roles are not biologically fixed but socially constructed. – Judith Butler, scholar, writer


Thinh Nguyen (b. 1984, Bảo An, Vietnam) is an artist, educator, curator, cultural critic, who works investigate the intersections of cultural values. Utilizing various media, they explores and exposes oppressive sociopolitical power structures within those values. Nguyen performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently with Freewaves, The Mistake Room, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Contemporary Irish Art Center Los Angeles. Their work has been written about in Artforum, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Hyperallergic, Artillery Magazine, and numerous online forums.