Tran T. Kim-Trang
Tran T. Kim-Trang was born in Viet Nam and emigrated to the U.S. in 1975. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has been producing experimental videos since the early 1990′s. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally in solo and group screenings in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. Her Blindness Series, eight experimental video shorts investigating blindness and its metaphors was completed in 2006. Tran is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Creative Capital grant, a Getty Mid-Career Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship. These fellowships have enabled her to develop, among other works, a screenplay titled Call Me Sugar, based on the life of her mother, which she hopes to direct as a feature film project. In 2010 Tran exhibited a three-channel video installation titled Landless in Second Life, where she created an Afterlife for her mother as a way to explore notions of immigrants and immigration in the online, virtual world Second Life. Currently, Tran is working on a series of casual games titled Arizona 9 bout a girl’s murder that led to the demise of the border-watch movement. Tran teaches at Scripps College where she is a Professor of Art and Media Studies.
Artist Code: 054
2006, 13:27 minutes, colour, English
2002, 28:00 minutes, colour & B/W
2000, 10:00 minutes, b&w/colour, english
1998, 22:28 minutes, colour/B&W, English
1997, 21:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English
1994, 17:00 minutes, colour, English
1993, 14:00 minutes, B&W
1992, 16:00 minutes, colour
by . Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control, 2010. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2010.
by and . Millennium Film Journal, Spring 2009, no. 51.
by . The Independent, Apr. 2000.
by . Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000.
by . Kingston: Agnes Eterington Art Centre, 1996.