"spaces of home"

— 2020

an exploration of the in-between space of migration. During the journey of migration, one finds themselves of belonging neither here nor there.

By navigating harris' family homes throughout Houston and searching for his family home in Vietnam, these places become familiar, yet unfamiliar. As one navigates these spaces they slowly become more abstract—a poetic metaphor for the liminal space of migration.

Image of an installation by Brandon Tho Harris containing a boat sculpture, and video.

"Mẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here)"

— 2019

harris is visiting sites of his family’s journey and significant historical landmarks that explore the traces of movement created by this displacement.

The project emphasizes the strength of this marginalized community through his research and journey to the sites: Seabrook, Texas; old and new Chinatowns; Village apartment complexes; and his family homes throughout Houston.

Image of an installation by Brandon Tho Harris containing a boat sculpture in the foreground and other sculptural objects in the background.

harris is visiting sites of his family’s journey and significant historical landmarks that explore the traces of movement created by this displacement.

The project emphasizes the strength of this marginalized community through his research and journey to the sites: Seabrook, Texas; old and new Chinatowns; Village apartment complexes; and his family homes throughout Houston.

Image of an installation by Brandon Tho Harris containing a boat sculpture in the foreground and other sculptural objects in the background.

images: case & point media

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Brandon Tho Harris (b.1995, Houston, Texas) is an interdisciplinary artist and arts professional based in Houston, Texas. His creative practice explores his identity as a
child of war refugees.

By examining the Vietnamese diaspora in relation to his family history, he can understand and process intergenerational trauma. Harris’ work
incorporates self-portraiture, his family archives, and historical images portraying the Vietnam war.

Through the use of photography, video, performance and installation, he allows the viewers a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding migration.

His work has been featured in exhibitions at Asia Society Texas (2021), Houston Center
for Photography (2020) and the Blaffer Art Museum (2019). Harris’ projects have also
been funded by grants from The Idea Fund and Houston Art Alliance.

He received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston and currently the Manager of Engagement and Communications at FotoFest.

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