boy bang/ gang band series, 2007-13

digital Chromogenic prints, dimensions variable.

Motel California, 2008, 40  X 31 inches (101.6 X 78.7 cm), Edition of 2
bone appétit, 2008

12” X 18” (30.5 X 45.7 cm), Edition of 3 + 1 AP

red, 2008

16” X 16” (40.6 X 40.6 cm), Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Carson’s Cactus, 2007

20" X 20" X 2" (50.8 X 50.8 X 5.1 cm) framed

Edition of 4+ 1 AP

Boeung Kak/ Bangkok (Harem Lake), 2010, 62 X 62 cm (24.4” X 24.4”)

Chromagenic print, Edition of 4 +1 AP

woof, 2008

20" X 20" X 2" (50.8 X 50.8 X 5.1 cm) framed

Edition of 4 + 1 AP

Cartoon Emo opening performance, Java Gallery, Phnom Penh 2010
Việt Q (platinum), 2008

20” X 20” X 2" (50.8 X 50.8 X 5.1 cm) framed, Edition of 4 + 1 AP

In contemporary Việt Nam, Japan, China, Cambodia, and Korea (among other Asian countries), there has been an explosion of pop culture (music, films, soap operas) which questions the boundaries of community, identity and identification. How are national and consumer desires linked? 

Solo acts and boy bands such as Jay Chou, Big Bang, Lam Truong, Rain, Super Junior, among others, have legions of local and international fans, ranging from screaming teeny boppers to desperate housewives and queer eyes for these (questionably) straight guys. Gay Asian porn magazine and DVD covers have aped the look of boy band CD covers and posters, redefining the term heart throb.

The boy bang/ gang band project consists of campy images of faux pan-Asian boy bands and solo performers  in various guises and costumes which examine the borders of spectacle, (homoerotic) desire, gender, translation, audience and affect.

installation view, 1aSpace, Hong Kong 2011


doebaebacsa Gallery, Seoul; Java Arts, Phnom Penh; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston; San Art, Sai Gon; Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey; VAALA Cultural Center, Santa Ana; H Gallery, Bangkok; 1aspace, Hong Kong Bangkok Art & Cultural Center, Bangkok

installation view, Java, Phnom Penh 2010