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Having Left: Intersectional Perspectives on Migration

April 26, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Having Left: Intersectional Perspectives on Migration
Human Resources, Los Angeles
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Transnational and intersectional perspectives on feminism encompass questions that challenge postcolonial frameworks and scrutinize the destruction carried out by Western imperialism. Several artists from the Asian diaspora will present work exploring global migration, labor, and gender identity. Christine Dianne Guiyangco will re-stage a candle-lighting ceremony that marked her eighteenth birthday, a coming-of-age debut in Filipino tradition, which will involve three white women who were present at the event. Thinh Nguyen will perform the “War Cry” series as Long Long, a reclaimed superego from Nguyen’s childhood memories growing up as a girl. Seo Yun Son & eunhae yoo will engage the audience in an interactive performance that narrativizes the Korean concept of jeong through a consideration of intergenerational and traditional labor.

Curated by Hyunjee Nicole Kim, and presented by Intersectionality NOW as part of their spring 2017 programming residency at the Women’s Center for Creative Work.


Christine Dianne Guiyangco was born in Philippines in 1992 and moved to United States in 2001. She currently works and lives in Los Angeles. She actively works in a range of fields including performance, painting, writing, installation, video, and sculpture. In 2014, she received her BA at the University of California Los Angeles. The process of displacement and reestablishment that began from her childhood engender identity politics to ground her project based interdisciplinary art practice.

Thinh Nguyen’s work is a complex contemporary look at a few converging issues investigating the personal, social, cultural, and historical while innovatively engaging the public in the process. He explores formal and conceptual process in different media as a strategy to continue the development of critical exchange and aesthetic innovation. He received an MFA at Claremont Graduate University and BFA a California State University, Fullerton.

Seo Yun Son is an artist and educator living in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. As an undocumented immigrant, her practice examines the politics of constructing one’s identity by remapping territory and citizenship as well as the circulation and progression of one’s personal memory and history.

eunhae yoo is a Los Angeles-based artist who received her BFA in Fine Arts from University of California, Los Angeles. She grew up in South Korea and immigrated to the U.S. in 2002. Her identity-based works stem from her undocumented status and the internal split caused by dichotomous cultural influences and memories. Through her conceptual practice, the artist inspects the fluid – and often clashing – nature behind the sense of belonging to oneself and to a larger entity.

Intersectionality NOW is a collective that believes FEMINISM NOW must be intersectional (we reject hierarchies based on race, class, gender, ability, sexuality, or age) & that it must work to AMPLIFY the most marginalized women.


April 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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