VU T. THU HA
Vu T. Thu Ha is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in film, photography and sculpture.
Vu's 2006 feature film Kieu, running time 74 minutes, in English, with Vietnamese dialogue, was inspired by Vietnamese epic poem Truyen Kieu (The Tale of Kieu), by Nguyen Du. Kieu premiered in March 2006 at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Vu is also the director of Each Night (2001) and Shut Up White Boy (2002), which screened nationally and internationally.
Born in Vietnam, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. She studied film and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, and fine furniture building in Oakland.
2013 Unrecognized Artist of the Year, Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art
2006 Audience Award (Kieu), Calgary Imaginasian Film Festival
2003 Media Arts Award, The Creative Work Fund
2001 Serpent Source Foundation for Women Artists
2001 Kraus Family Foundation Award , World Studio Foundation