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Nguyen Tan Hoang
(1971 - living) Vietnam - U.S.A.

Nguyen Hoang



Hoang left Saigon, Vietnam, with his family in 1979, when he was nine years old. After spending a year and half in refugee camps in Malaysia, the family arrived in the United States. Hoang grew up in San Jose, California, and received his B.A. in art and art history and a M.F.A. in studio art, and as of 2002 was a PhD candidate (Film Studies Program, Rhetoric), at University of California, Berkeley.

He is a gay video artist and academic. His research interests include Asian American masculinity in gay male video porn and Hollywood and international cinemas.

Hoang's creative work has been widely featured in festivals around the world. His artistic agenda is a political one: to create a popular culture for gay Asian Americans. He often uses appropriated film footage, combining pastiche, kitsch film and music references to speak of his queer positionality.

Hoang's writings have appeared in Porn Studies (Duke University Press, 2004), Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, and GLQ (2007).


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