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AAPIH Artist Videos

Watch videos about Asian American and Pacific Islander artists, including Tiffany Chung, Noriko Furunishi, Sieng Lee, Wing Young Huie, Chamindika Wanduragala, and Marcus Young

Tiffany Chung

uses the artistry and discipline of cartography, or map making, to chart the mass exodus of many south Vietnamese to new places around the world. Chung herself was displaced due to the Vietnamese conflicts, coming to the United States in 1975, and eventually settling in Houston. Chung discusses her practice and the ways she sees the act of making her own maps as subversive.

Noriko Furunishi

Born in Kobe, Japan, and lives in Los Angeles, uses a large-format 4 x 5 camera to make several film images of geographical sites in the United States. Each image represents a different point of view, typically including one with a span from the tip of the artist’s toes into the foreground and landscape. After selecting four to six images, Furunishi scans the negatives onto a computer and then digitally stitches them together with Adobe Photoshop to create seemingly continuous landscapes.

Chamindika Wanduragala

Meet Chamindika Wanduragala, a contemporary Sri Lankan American puppeteer, DJ, visual artist, and stop-motion film maker, who creates art and spaces for Twin Cities Native, Black IPOC puppeteers. Wanduragala discusses the transformative nature of puppeteering and the expansive nature of the craft. From music and soundscape design to visual production, there are many ways to engage with the art form.

Wing Young Huie

What shapes our view of the world? Duluth-born artist Wing Young Huie uses his photography to explore this question. The artist examines his work among community in the Twin Cities, as well as projects in China, where his family is from, always asking questions about who we are, who decides, and photography’s impact on those answers.

Pao Her

This May at Mia, celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by Asian American and Pacific Islander artists.

Marcus Young

“Semblances,” a group exhibition featuring new work by Jennifer Danos, Natasha Pestich, and Marcus Young, was on display in the MAEP galleries, October 22, 2011 – January 1, 2012.

For ten days, behavioral artist Marcus Young was an artist in residence. He lived in the museum, without talking, and performed various art and meditation pieces from November 8 – 17.

Sieng Lee

For his MAEP exhibition, Sieng Lee will collaborated with Wa Leng Lee, a renowned shaman, and his community to create an installation that reflects a modern-day retelling of Siv Yis, the first Hmong shaman. At the crux of his exhibition, Lee asks what people give up in order to assimilate into American culture.