Renae Moua “R.L. Muas” is a first-generation Hmong/American interdisciplinary artist, designer and community arts organizer residing on Ohlone land. Their creative practice intersects new media and analogue aesthetics with indigenous knowledge, queer insurrectionary legacies, and a DIY ethos to further shape how we imagine collective liberation and autonomous futures. Their current project, 4orplay, is an immersive performance series that uses 3D/2D motion graphics and projection technology to form expansive notions on desire, intimacy, and femme monstrosity.
As an arts organizer, their work centers the intentions of trust, mutual care, and compassion within their respective communities. With the support of their friends and accomplices, they have developed over thirty free gallery exhibitions and arts programs since 2016. They are the co-recipient of the 2019 Alternative Exposure Grant, 2018-2019 SOMArts Cultural Center Curatorial Residency and served as the Exhibitions Fellow with the Asian American Women Artists Association in 2018.
Outside of these projects, they are a member of SAMA Collective, a POC worker-owned café, resource hub, and curatorial project dedicated to building community at the axis of identity, creativity and labor.