Unhomed: Orphan Images and Diasporic Kinships – Thy Phu and Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn in Conversation


Unhomed: Orphan Images and Diasporic Kinships
Thy Phu and Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn in Conversation

May 5, 2021 | 2:00pm EST via ZOOM
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This event is free and open to the public

What can family photographs tell us about ourselves, our attachments, our displacements, and our estrangements? In this event, artist Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn and critic Thy Phu discuss their work with family photographs as objects, as encounters with personal memory, and as creative artifacts.


Thy Phu is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Toronto. She is coeditor of Feeling Photography, published by Duke University Press, and Refugee States: Critical Refugee Studies in Canada. She is also author of Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture, and Director of the collaborative research project, The Family Camera Network.


Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn is an artist using archives and a broad range of media to investigate issues of historicity, collectivity, utopian politics and multiculturalism via feminist theories. Currently based in Stockholm, she is a PhD candidate in the ‘Art, Technology and Design’ program at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. Nguyễn completed the Whitney Independent Study Program, her MFA and a post-graduate diploma in Critical Studies from the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden and a BFA from Concordia University.

Photo: Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn by Micke Lundström

This event is presented as part of the 13th Annual Goldfarb Summer Institute – Photography: In and Out of the Archive, organized by Professors Nina Levitt and Sarah Parsons. The annual Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts offers York University graduate students and the wider community the opportunity to engage with prominent international theorists, artists, curators and critics through seminars, workshops, and public lectures.

Sponsored by the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University, York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) and Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology.