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TÂN KHÁNH CAO

 Born 1972, San Francisco

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 WHAT KIND OF MAN WOULD I BE?, The Luggage Store Gallery,

San Francisco CA

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     PoliticoPopUp3, Artspace 3116, New Orleans LA

2017     Shambleezy, Shambala, San Francisco CA, curated by Yarrow Slaps

2014      Queer & Now, the Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco CA

2010     Celebrate! San Francisco, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco CA

2009      Cheers To Muses– AAWAA’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SOMArts Cultural                             Center, San Francisco CA

2006      The Paper Nest Project, Luggage Store Annex, San Francisco CA

2005      (re)COLLECT: Visions and Sounds, Oaklandish Gallery, Oakland CA

1998     Side B, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN

1996    The World of Vietnamese Music Festival , College of St. Catherine, St. Paul MN

1996     Metropolitan Arts Council, Minneapolis MN

 

INSTALLATIONS/PERFORMANCE

 2011       Fantomas-By-The-Bay, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco CA. A centenary celebration of Fantomas in conjunction with the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France.

2010      Proverbs by Chompunutt Mayta, San Francisco CA/New York NY, Bangkok Thailand. Sole actor in independent artist’s film.

2007    The Last American Icon, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco CA. Sound performance with Walter Kitundu and D. Scot Miller.

2005     Situation Abnormal, Exploratorium San Francisco CA. Performed in Walter Kitundu’s sound/video installation.

2004     Samadhi, Punch Gallery, San Francisco CA, Live Painting at event featuring sacred percussion and electronica from South Asia and beyond with Robin Sukhadia and Walter Kitundu

1994-95   Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen MN & Glam Slam, Minneapolis MN. Artist/Dancer- set design, muralist, costume design

 

LITERARY / PERFORMANCE EVENTS

 2018       QR Hand, David Henderson and Tongo Eisen-Martin: Black Tradition in Present Time , Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco CA, Curator and host. This event brought together a multi-generational group of poets who have dedicated their lives to craft and struggle. The poets: David Henderson, QR Hand and Tongo Eisen-Martin shared their work and insights on poetry and cultural resistance. The event promoted the idea of an artist’s unified output of movement practice and creative expression as vehicle for individual and collective liberation; and also the realities of renaissance being a matter of artists taking structural responsibility for art.

2015       Counternarratives, Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco CA. In conversation with John Keene discussing his novel Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015), co-presented by The Poetry Center at SFSU.

2006 ‐07   The Eulipia Series, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco CA. Co-curated, with D. Scot Miller, a monthly exploration of collaborative performance art, musical improvisation, and the recitation of poetry and prose. Performers included Janaki Ranpura, Walter Kitundu, Peter Maravelis, David Boyce, Sameer Gupta, Shawn Taylor, Giovanni Singleton, Cecil Brown, and many others.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018       Cruel Futures, Carmen Giminez Smith, City Lights Spotlights series #17, City Lights Books, cover art

2017       Best Experimental Writing (BAX) 2016, Wesleyan University Press. Collaboration with Darius James (author of the books Negrophobia, That’s Blaxploitation and the film The United States of Hoodoo)

2015       Fever Water, artist book made in collaboration with Darius James.

2013       Black Camera, An International Film Journal, Vol.5, Number 1, Indiana University Press, cover art.

2009       Sonic Particle Theory, cover art for a musical project by Kevin Carnes and Rebecca Cross

2006        As Is: A Collection of Visual and Literary Works by Vietnamese Americans, published by the Vietnamese Artists Collective, funded in part by the City of Oakland and the Puffin Foundation.

GRANTS

 2015       San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Artist Commission grant

 

COMMISSIONS

2003-04     Muralist, Nystrom Magnet School, Richmond CA

2003           Muralist, Modern Times Books, San Francisco CA

2001           Muralist, Oh So Little Cafe, San Francisco CA

1995           Muralist, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen MN

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