Thuy N.D. Tran, Curator

Thuy N. D. Tran is an art historian of modern and contemporary art with a special focus on the Asian diaspora, postcolonial modernism, institutional critique, curatorial practices and the politics of representation. Through her extensive work as a community activist, art curator, university educator and contributing scholar, she strives to decolonize and make accessible the traditionally Western-centric and elitist field of art history. Her teaching philosophy highlights interdisciplinary and global perspectives, and her research interests are inspired by living artists. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, with dual minors in Cultural Anthropology and Museum Studies. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of California in Santa Barbara.