| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Patricia (Thai) Lu

Los Angeles,
United States
Focus area: Sound, Acoustics, Augmented Reality, Sculpture, Spacial, Biology, Body, Self, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Design, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Medicine, Physiology, Heath, Materials, Textiles Engineering, Wearables,Connected self, Video, Film, Writing, Literature, Poetry, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Sociology

Thai Lu (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, designer, and community organizer currently living in Tongva Land (Los Angeles), who identifies as chronically ill, disabled, neurodivergent, queer, and non-binary. Born in Central Pennsylvania to Vietnamese refugees, Lu spent their early life learning to make something out of nothing. In the face of white supremacy and anti-Asian sentiments, assimilation was the means of survival. Today, their practice is centered on the social, cultural, psychic, and physical effects of intergenerational trauma and chronic illness. By drawing from personal experience, Thai examines the intersections of Western bio-politics, Southeast Asian diaspora, interdependence, and metamorphosis. They are also a founding member of Sick In Quarters, which supports disability justice, patient advocacy, care work and mutual aid to the most vulnerable, multiply-marginalized communities. [http://www.sickinquarters.com]