Bex and Sophia

2019/20 Artist In Residence

BEX KWAN and SOPHIA MAK are not the same person. Their friendship began because people consistently confused them for each other. Together, they peel back their alleged sameness to explore contradictions in their relationship to family mythologies, histories of foreignness, and kinship as queer Chinese people in the United States. Where will their mirrors of each other fail, and where will they be transformative? Both alumni of EMERGENYC—the Hemispheric Institute New York Emerging Performers Program, Bex and Sophia were a part of Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s 2018 Upstart Program, recipients of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange Fall 2018 Space Grant, and were selected for The Brick’s 2018 Trans Theatre Festival. They will premiere a new work on the Highline in Summer 2019.

Photo by Carlos David