bex kwan

Bex Kwan is a multimedia artist, organizer, facilitator, and athlete who was born and raised in Singapore and currently based in New York City. Engaged in a lifelong process of undoing the effects of growing up in a Chinese supremacist culture, they are invested in creating loving movement spaces and consider deep friendship to be the basis of their creative and organizing work. Featuring an evocative combination of spoken word, stand up comedy, and performance art, their solo creative work has been featured at La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and over 70 theaters and educational institutions around the country. Bex is currently in collaboration with Sophia Mak through MOONCAKE COLLECTIVE, a new experimental art collaboration between queer Chinese artists unearthing secret histories of foreignness, family mythologies, and kinship in East Asian communities in the United States. Mooncake Collective has been selected for residencies with cultural institutions such as BRICThe Trans Theatre Festival and BAX. As a facilitator, Bex has worked with grassroots organizers, co-operatives, non-profits, and universities on political education, anti-oppression practices, conflict mediation, and strategic planning. They are a core trainer with the Anti Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA).