- Organizer: AI Now Institute
- Venue: AI Now Institute
155 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013 United States
Presented by the AI Now Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Michelle Dizon is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and associate professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Her works seize upon a freedom in time to assert languages, materialities, and knowledges that unravel the political projects of Western modernity and that hold space for the intimate and complex exploration of life worlds that are silenced by power and written out of history. She has lectured and exhibited across the Americas, Europe, and Asia in significant cultural and educational institutions such as the Center for Feminist Studies, Croatia; School of Oriental and African Studies, London; SalaSab, Colombia; Caixaforum, Barcelona; Jeu de Paume, France; The Cooper Union, NYC; Vargas Museum, Philippines; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; the Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden; and the Singapore Biennial. She has been honored with a 2017-18 Master Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles. She earned an MFA in Art with a specialization in Interdisciplinary Studio from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Rhetoric with designated emphases in Film and Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley.
Việt Lê is an artist, writer, and curator. Lê is an associate professor in Visual Studies at California College of the Arts. He has been published in positions: asia critique, Crab Orchard Review, American Quarterly, Amerasia Journal, Art Journal, and the anthologies Writing from the Perfume River, Strange Cargo, The Spaces Between Us, Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, among others. Lê has presented his work at The Banff Centre, Alberta; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Smithsonian, Washington DC; DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Korea; Japan Foundation, Việt Nam; 1a Space, Hong Kong; Bangkok Art & Cultural Center, Thailand; Civitella Ranieri, Italy; Shanghai Biennale, China; Rio Gay Film Festival, Brazil; among other venues.