Ngoc-Tran Vu

Multi-cultural Photography Visual Art


About Ngoc-Tran Vu

Ngoc-Tran Vu (she/her) is a 1.5-generation Vietnamese-American multimedia artist and organizer whose socially engaged practice draws from her experience as a cultural connector, educator, and lightworker. Tran threads her social practice through photography, painting, sculpture and audio so that her art can resonate and engage audience with intentionality. Her work evokes discourse of familial ties, memories and rituals amongst themes of social justice and intersectionality. She is an adjunct faculty in Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Tran works across borders and is based in Boston’s Dorchester community.

Tran’s Be the Change piece

Healing Garden

This piece is inspired by a peace/healing garden. Amidst all that's happening in our communities and world surrounding the pandemic and mental health struggle, the need for healing and renewal is more urgent than ever.

For my partner, I will be collaborating with a collective of lightworkers and learners called Connecting Vietnam. I have been connecting with them on issues of healing and reconciliation on war, trauma and memories. We are working on the theme of journeying and pilgrimage and so I am interested in co-facilitating with them on a virtual event sometime in late August or September to share our experiences and modalities of holding space.

Be The Change: Jewishly Inspired Public Art Movement

Be the Change is a 2022-2023 art and activism initiative that is inspired by the Jewish tenet of justice and drawing from the ritualistic Jewish Tzedakah box. Taking place in Boston, Cincinnati, L.A., and online, Be the Change will help viewers connect to issues of injustice and empower them to become agents of change.

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How You Can Work Together

"As an artist, organizer, and cultural producer, I enjoy creating and implementing a variety of leadership, exhibitions, engagements for multilingual and intergenerational communities on social justice issues. In addition, I have an extensive background working with the arts and media for social change and maintain an invaluable national network of educators, artists, philanthropic and community-based leaders."

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