T. Kim-Trang Tran

Moving Image, 2000

Kim-Trang Tran was born in Vietnam and immigrated 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. In 1999, Tran presented her Blindness Series in a solo screening at the Museum of Modern Art. Her videos were included in the Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art and were featured at the 46th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. Tran was nominated for a CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts, and has received a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship (2001) and a California Community Foundation Art Fellowship (2003). Tran has also collaborated with Karl Mihail on a project known as Gene Genies Worldwide. Their conceptual and public artworks on genetic engineering have exhibited at the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, Exit Art, and elsewhere in the U.S. She is an assistant professor in media studies at Scripps College and is an active independent curator of media and visual arts.

Awards and Accomplishments

2010: Tran, T. Kim-Trang receives C.O.L.A. 2010 Individual Artist Fellowship