tiger bby cvnt / Performance by Vincent Chong
Vincent Chong is an American artist and community organizer who mixes drag, Asian American queer club culture, painting, and traditional Chinese artistic practices. He engages traditional Chinese art forms in a queer, contemporary way by reinterpreting the 1000+ year old practice of The Three Perfections: painting, poetry, and calligraphy. During the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127 AD), these three art forms became an intertwined practice for self-expression, typically among scholars and officials.
In his performances, these art forms take shape among gold ink, high heels, and a whole lot of red. Iconographies and practices from Chinese art history and contemporary queer Asian America come together in performances that serve as celebrations of the artist’s own diasporic queer community.
The performance at IAC is tied to Vincent’s debut solo exhibition at Skånes konstförening (May 20–June 19, 2022).