Forgotten Portraits – S.E.A. Focus

Forgotten Portraits

Luu An

Medium: Pencil, ink and ballpoint pen on paper

Size of work: 21 x 14 cm (each)

About the Artist

Luu An (b.1991) is an independent artist, illustrator, and organizer who self-studies and practices fine arts by attending workshops and programs held at independent cultural spaces.

Finding a sense of belonging in the Queer community, whose voice, lifestyle and practice have been marginalized, Luu An chooses a cautious, considerate approach, manifesting in acts such as recreating a new name, redrawing the bounds of language, tracing behind shifting presences, collecting and archiving historical documents, marginal stories and memories left out of the mainstream.

Luu An also assisted many artists and projects such as UuDam Tran-Nguyen (Body / Play / Politics, Time Boomerang, Breathing, License 2 DRAW), Nhung Dinh (Lip Xinh, A Queer Museum), Ba-Bau Air, and Sàn Art (Masked Force).

In 2023, he opened 'Still Thinking Space' in Ho Chi Minh City, holding events and workshops to continue his personal and community art practices.