January 18 –
September 4, 2020
Hồng-Ân Trương: We Listen Nearby
2019-2020 Capp Street Project Artist-in-Residence

Hồng-Ân Trương uses photography, video, sound, and sculpture to examine histories of war as well as immigrant, refugee, and decolonial narratives. Her work engages with the concept that politics is the struggle for equal recognition within society, with aesthetics at the core of this battle. Starting with the premise that memory is political, her projects examine structures of time, memory, and the production of knowledge by engaging with archival materials, individual and collective narratives, and histories that span cultural and national borders.

Trương utilizes her residency to further research and expand her photo and video-based project, We Are Beside Ourselves, which forges a material history for Asian American resistance and to develop a web-based project titled We Listen Nearby, set to launch in early September.

Compelled by the multi-faceted work of Trinh T. Minh-ha, and in response to the virulent anti-Asian racism of the pandemic crisis and the BLM uprising, We Listen Nearby brings together an intergenerational group of artists, activists, writers, and scholars to articulate the power of legacy and to think through the impact of our histories as migrants, immigrants, refugees, strangers, and friends and contend with the conditions of entangled biologized, enculturated racial politics.

We Listen Nearby features conversations between Latipa (née Michelle Dizon) & Gina Osterloh; denisse andrade & Betty Yu; Michelle Phương Ting & Kristiana Chan; Việt Lê, Bruce Yonemoto & Đỉnh Q. Lê.

Visit the website here.

Hồng-Ân Trương (b. 1976, Gainesville, FL) lives and works in Durham, North Carolina, where she is an Associate Professor of Art in the MFA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hồng-Ân Trương: 2019-2020 Capp Street Project Artist-in-Residence is curated by Kim Nguyen.
Hồng-Ân Trương, On minor histories and the horrifying recognition of the swift work of time, 2016; installation view, Nhà Sàn, Ha Nội, Việt Nam; Courtesy of the artist.
Hồng-Ân Trương, On minor histories and the horrifying recognition of the swift work of time, 2016; installation view, Nhà Sàn, Ha Nội, Việt Nam; Courtesy of the artist.
Hồng-Ân Trương, Tell Me Terrible Things They Have Known, 2016; installation view, Irish Museum of Modern Art; Courtesy of the artist.
Hồng-Ân Trương, Tell Me Terrible Things They Have Known, 2016; installation view, Irish Museum of Modern Art; Courtesy of the artist.
Hồng-Ân Trương, We Are Beside Ourselves, 2018; installation view, Rubber Factory, New York; Courtesy of the artist.
Hồng-Ân Trương, We Are Beside Ourselves, 2018; installation view, Rubber Factory, New York; Courtesy of the artist.