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Chloë Bass is a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation. Her work uses daily life as a site of deep research to address scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. She began her work with a focus on the individual (The Bureau of Self-Recognition, 2011 – 2013), has recently concluded a study of pairs (The Book of Everyday Instruction, 2015 – 2017), and will continue to scale up gradually until she’s working at the scale of the metropolis. She is currently working on Obligation To Others Holds Me in My Place (2018 – 2022), an investigation of intimacy at the scale of immediate families. She is a 2020 – 2022 Faculty Fellow for the Seminar in Public Engagement at the Center for Humanities (CUNY Graduate Center), a 2020 – 2022 Lucas Art Fellow at Montalvo Art Center, and was a 2019 Art Matters Grantee.
Minh Vu is a Ph.D. student in American Studies studying relational Afro-Asian literatures and histories at Yale. Their research focuses on 20th and 21st century African American and Asian American literatures with an emphasis on Afro-Asian intimacies and the troubling of solidarity as an aesthetic and political practice. Minh is a Fellow for the Yale Prison Education Initiative, and worked at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture to research the relationship between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X.