Thuy Tran

Thuy Tran came to this country as a refugee, and has been searching for place, belonging, and ghosts since. She is a Bay Area-based multidisciplinary artist and experience curator working in the medium of food, social practice, and performance. When she’s not eating, she’s writing and acting with Granny Cart Gangstas, an Asian American female comedy sketch group. She is a 2017 YBCA Public Imagination Fellow and 2016 EAP Fellow with Emerging Arts Professionals SF/BA. She installed Re/Space for YBCA’s Public Square 2018, an anti-oppression healing environment that uses multi-sensory experiences (meditation and food nourishment) to cleanse and replenish our inner beings. She received a grant from the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center for her culinary collective, The Rooted Recipes Project, to organize a community meal integrating conversation, storytelling, and performances, exploring the ways food has played a role in AAPI identity and resistance.