R.L. Muas (b. 1991) is a first-generation Hmong/American interdisciplinary artist, graphic designer, and curator residing on Ohlone land. Working in zines, 3D/2D motion design, immersive audiovisual installation and performance, their projects intersect queer insurrectionary thought and a DIY ethos to further shape ideologies on liberated futures. Their visions, while informed by academic research and the digital landscape, is not without the invaluable compassion, mutual aid, and care experienced within community organizing and chosen family. By situating collaboration at the center of their practice, they bridge the connections between collective memory and the self in autonomous place-making.
Outside of the arts, they are an M.A. Candidate in Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of SAMA Collective, a QTPOC worker-owned cafe and curatorial project dedicated to building community at the axis of identity, creativity and labor.
AUGUST 24 - DE/CODE: Ritual, Futurity, and Autoethnographic Practice
The Growlery, San Francisco, CA
AUGUST 16 & 17 - Rebooting the Future: Multimedia & Performance Festival
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
MAY 31 - JUNE 29 Love, Aswang
Curated by Kimberley Acebo Arteche
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA