R.L. Muas (b. 1991) is a first-generation Hmong/American interdisciplinary artist, designer and radical community arts organizer residing on Ohlone land. Their latest projects are concerned with digital identity in cyberspace, algorithmic policing, and its relationship to imperialist logics, violence and power. Their creative practice intersects new media and analogue aesthetics with postcolonial theory, queer insurrectionary thought, and a DIY ethos to further shape how we empower collective liberation and autonomous futures.
In 2018, they served as the Emerging Curator Fellow with the Asian American Women Artists Association where they curated the exhibit THANK YOU FOR NOTHING at Adobe Books Co-Operative Gallery. In 2019, they completed a 1-year residency program through SOMArts Cultural Center, where they co-curated a 14-person exhibition and four public programs under the project title, Reorienting the Imaginaries. Currently, they are a member of SAMA Collective, a worker-owned cafe and collective of POC organizers dedicated to building community at the axis of identity, creativity and labor.