We Are Family is an endurance public performance where Thinh Nguyen jogs around the Los Angeles State Historic Park with a flag made out of silver thermo blanket which states, "We Are Family." The performance is ignited by the refugee crisis in Europe and at the US border. It is a reminder that although we come from different families, we all are related and belong to one human family.
Thinh Nguyen is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates the intersections of cultural values. Utilizing various media, xe explores and exposes oppressive social conditioning around race, gender, sexuality, and belief systems. Nguyen performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Human Resources. Xe presented interventions at The New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Xe work has been written in Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Hyperallergic, Artillery and numerous online forums. Nguyen holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Cal State Fullerton and an MFA in interdisciplinary studies from Claremont Graduate University. Xe is a first-generation immigrant from Viet Nam, currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.