A national portrait + video collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women & Trans* community. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.
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Visibility Project Book launch - June 6th in San Francisco

Visibility Project Book launch – June 6th in San Francisco

VISIBILITY PROJECT BOOK RELEASE On June 6th at a special event in San Francisco, CA the Visibility Project book is launching. The book is a series of intimate portraits focused on the queer Asian American women and trans community. This retrospective of the Visibility Project lifts up this traditionally marginalized community, through carefully, mindfully, and...
CALIFAS: Exhibition in San Francisco

CALIFAS: Exhibition in San Francisco

Califas Exhibition Reception: Califas Festival Opening Ceremony & Reception: Wednesday October 2, 6pm Exhibition: October 2 – December 21, 2013 Where: 925 Mission Street SF CA 94103 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12–6pm, FREE If California were a country, as of 2012 it would have been the 9th largest economy and the 34th most populous...
Revolve: Art and Social Change Symposium

Revolve: Art and Social Change Symposium

Visibility Project Director, Mia Nakano, is speaking in Philadelphia on October 5th at the Leeway Foundation’s “Revolve: Art and Social Change Symposium“. Join us on Saturday, October 5, for a day-long event that will convene artists, activists, cultural workers, organizers, scholars, and community leaders to celebrate examples from the past two decades where artists and...
June exhibition + lecture with hotpot! in Philly | 6.21.13 (6-8p)

June exhibition + lecture with hotpot! in Philly | 6.21.13 (6-8p)

LEEWAY FOUNDATION EXHIBITION + VISIBILITY PROJECT PANEL WITH HOTPOT! Excited to announce the first Visibility Project Panel discussion, along with an exhibition, at the Leeway Foundation in Philadelphia. In May 2012, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with several members of a Queer API Women + Trans group in Philadelphia called hotpot!. Four members...
Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Asian American Activism

Queer Rebels presents SPIRIT: A Century of Asian American Activism

San Francisco, CA, 5/10-5/11/2013: Queer Rebels (SF Bay) presents SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism. Two-day extravaganza featuring 23+ artists and activists! SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism features performance, panel, and films, with the following movers and shakers! Eli Coppola award winning poet…Ryka Aoki Slam pioneer/ Def Poetry Jam artist…Regie Cabico Experimental...

AAWAA exhibition, April 26th

AAWAA: Hungry Ghost Hungry Ghost: Yearning for Fulfillment A Visual and Literary Art Exhibition Curated by Lisa Chiu Location Thoreau Center of Sustainability, Building #1014 Tourney Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 Dates of exhibition: Monday, April 23 – Saturday, June 9, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 5-8:30p Tintypes from the Visibility Project will...

Sonoma State lecture, April 26th

Mia Nakano was invited by the Queer Studies department to give a lecture about queer arts, photography, and social change-making at Sonoma State University on Thursday, April 26th. Queer studies department lecture 12-12:50p