APAHA ARTIST FEATURE
Spotlighting Brandon Tho Harris
As we celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association along with the Chao Center for Asian Studies at the Rice University joined organizations and individuals across the country to celebrate our genius and talents by featuring the performance of Brandon Tho Harris, a first generation Vietnamese American interdisciplinary artist who explores his identity as a child of war refugees.
“Nước, Water, (Home)land”
In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, watch this performance, commissioned by the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association and watch the Artist Spotlight interview.
APAHA ARTIST FEATURE Spotlighting Brandon Tho Harris
About Brandon Tho Harris
Brandon Tho Harris (b.1995, Houston, Texas) is an interdisciplinary artist and arts professional based in Houston, Texas. His creative practice explores his identity as a child of war refugees. By examining the Vietnamese diaspora in relation to his family history, he can understand and process intergenerational trauma. Harris’ work incorporates self-portraiture, his family archives, and historical images portraying the Vietnam war. Through the use of photography, video, performance and installation, he allows the viewers a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding migration. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Asia Society Texas (2021), Houston Center for Photography (2020) and the Blaffer Art Museum (2019). Harris' projects have also been funded by grants from The Idea Fund and Houston Art Alliance. He received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston and currently the Manager of Engagement and Communications at FotoFest.
This program was funded by Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, co-sponsored by Chao Center for Asian American Studies and Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Organized by Matt Manalo.