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Johnny Huy Nguyen


Johnny Huy Nguyen is a first generation Vietnamese American multidisciplinary artist based in Yelamu (aka San Francisco). Centering his practice on the body, he weaves together dance, theatre, spoken word, ritual, installation, and performance art to create immersive time-based works exploring notions of home, lineage, resistance, healing, and identity. In addition to his work as an individual artist, he has appeared in the works of Lenora Lee Dance Company, KULARTS, Embodiment Project, the Global Street Dance Masquerade, and James Graham Dance Theater.

He has performed in the Bay Area, Oregon, Boston, and New York City and his work has been presented by the Asian Art Museum, the Chinese Historical Society of America, and SOMArts. His most recent full-length work, Minority Without A Model, premiered in 2021 as part of the 24th United States of Asian America Festival.

Job Title

3rd Generation

San Francisco, CA, USA

AIR Artist

Johnny Huy Nguyen

Photo by Shantré Pinkney

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