Thai Lu

Thai Lu is a transdisciplinary artist, writer, and community organizer centering their practice on the social, cultural, and physical effects of chronic illness. As a chronically ill, disabled, autistic, and gender-divergent first generation Vietnamese American from a family of refugees, Thai works at the intersections of Western bio-politics, Southeast Asian diaspora, post-war intergenerational suffering, relational ecologies of interdependence, and the concept of metamorphosis.

Through their personal work, Thai invites the consideration of disability in the context of oppressive social structures of power. Through their community work, Thai strives to aggressively augment this reality.

A digital portrait of Thai, a nonbinary fair-skinned Asian, depicted as a character with insect wings, wrapped in medical gauze bandages around their head and body. They are holding an iPhone, taking an image of themselves. The audience is the mirror.