Genie Hien Tran | Có nắng vàng trên bàn tay nhỏ (All the light in your hand)

Genie Hien Tran | Có nắng vàng trên bàn tay nhỏ (All the light in your hand)

Solo Exhibition by Genie Hien Tran, a visual artist and writer based in Minneapolis, MN.

Có nắng vàng trên bàn tay nhỏ (All the light in your hand) focuses on the chaos and tenderness of memory and identity. Influenced by the artist’s family albums and branded advertisement archives, the exhibition features large sheets of handmade paper filled with collages of personal and found images, objects and texts. The collages represent a generative cycle of remembering and moreover, a record of time expressing a living desire for love and connection. As stated by the artist: “Through making, I recycle old photos and written archives in order to make new blank sheets of paper, which the visitors of the space are welcome to take. These smaller sheets are letters made to be carried and transformed into new memory. Touching them, all the love is in your hand.” This is Tran’s first solo exhibition in South East Minnesota.

This exhibition is sponsored by the MFA Program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The artist was selected through a jurying process led by Rochester-based writer and anthropologist Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST 

Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Genie Hien Tran, or Trần Phan Minh Hiền, is a visual artist and writer based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work takes the form of installation, collage and poetry and explores the concepts of home, belonging and immigrant identity. Tran received her BFA in Illustration at University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 2018 and her MFA in Visual Studies at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2022. 

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Image: Genie Tran (0283) 8659570, 2022. Multi-media collage, Variable dimension. Credit: Archived family album, documented by the artist

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