The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Autumn 2017 welcomes artist Kristina Wong who will be joining us via Skype.
Kristina Wong’s work spans solo performance, culture jamming pranks, full length plays, essays and short videos. She describes her aesthetic “at its best as subversive, humorous, and endearingly inappropriate. My non-traditional, multi-disciplinary approach logically mirrors my own multi-layered identity that has been influenced by numerous cultures, religions, political thinking, technology and post-modern performance art. My nebulous identity continues to shift within the communities I live, evolve and interact with. I see my performance work as a humorous and ephemeral response to the invisible and visible boundaries that shape my world, rather than a hermetic declaration of my identity. I believe that as an artist, my job is not to “fix” the wrongs of the world with easy answers, but instead, to further complicate the question by making the invisible—visible, and hopefully, creating some space for public discourse.”
Kristina Wong was recently featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” She's been the recipient of awards from Creative Capital, the MAP Fund, National Performance Network, and most recently, a COLA career fellowship from the City of Los Angeles. She's been a commentator on Marketplace Radio, Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show" and FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."
Kristina is currently touring the United States with her show "The Wong Street Journal" about her month volunteering in Northern Uganda and making a hit rap album with local rappers. Before being blocked by Trump (three of his kids, and two former White House Staffers), Kristina was named "#2 Best Trump Twitter Troll" by Black Enterprise.
Image: ‘Portrait’ 2015. Photograph by Tom Fowler. Courtesy of the artist.
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
Dates & times
|22 Nov 2017||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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