Festival and Exhibitions Director
Thúy Trần is a multidisciplinary artist and experience curator. She was made in Vietnam, raised in Massachusetts, and matured everywhere in-between. A graduate of Georgetown University, she’s been producing community-based multimedia programming to elevate the nuances of AAPI and BIPOC narratives and experiences for nearly a decade.
She’s been living in Thailand for the last two years and most recently worked with the Asian Art Museum as their Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow. There she developed Global Art Dialogues, a series connecting emerging and established artists around the world to challenge and transcend physical, sociopolitical, and imaginary borders to empower change.
Prior to that, she was an Associate Producer at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco where she curated a number of programs from onstage conversations to festivals and gallery exhibitions in collaboration with local Bay Area artists and organizations.
Thúy co-founded The Rooted Recipes Project in 2018 to reflect on the ways that food has played a role in AAPI identity and resistance through meal gatherings and workshops. She was part of the 2019 cohort of APAP’s Emerging Leadership Institute, a 2017 YBCA Public Imagination Fellow and 2016 EAP Fellow with Emerging Arts Professionals SF/BA. She is the inaugural recipient of the Ebony McKinney Emerging Arts Leadership Award in 2018 and the 2021 recipient The Asia Foundation’s Margaret Williams Fellowship.