Summary: An oral history with Ms. Tu Nguyen, born in 1988 in Vietnam. Her father fled to Malaysia as a boat person when she was young but came back to Vietnam around the year 1995. Her whole family—both parents, three sisters and four brothers—moved to the US around the year 1997, through the refugee program arranged by the UN, supported by her aunt living in Chicago. She spent her teenage years in Chicago, dropped out of high school, and studied in the community college in Chicago from 2009. She moves to San Diego, California in 2011, mainly because of her partner at the time. She went to the community college there, too. She went to the University of California, Irvine in 2013, and starts her art practice there. She currently lives in Long Beach, California, working as a videographer in a company, while working as a conceptual artist at the same time.
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Provenance: Recorded digitally
Publisher: University of California, Irvine Libraries. Southeast Asian Archive. Irvine, California 92623-9557.