Hi, I’m Alex! I like to make things—whether it’s websites, film festivals, or magazines. My work revolves around creativity as a way to enact change, connect communities, and actualize a better world. I enjoy writing about films, bridging together creative communities, and thinking about ways to prioritize process over product.

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PLANNER + COORDINATOR

Artist Pop-ups

Every month or so, we host an intimate artist showcase of presentations, performances, and small group discussions. Five artists are invited, along with 25 guests, as we work towards building a more connected creative community.

coHOST

Afternoon Tea

A podcast of friends that tackle the funny and serious of the Asian American experience. I've had the pleasure of being a regular contributor and occasional host.

Our collaborators
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WEB DEVELOPER

Kilo Kish

We collaborated with musician and visual artist Kilo Kish to bring to life her interactive video project, Fulfillment (as seen in Vogue), and partnered again to update her site for the launch of Mothe.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Our Print Magazine

A team of writers, designers, and photographers came together to create a collection of stories, photo sets, and art from our past and present. Features interviews with A.CHAL, Saba, and Naturel.

WEB DESIGNER

Pivot Gang

We designed and developed the new home page for Chicago-based hip-hop collective, Pivot Gang. Then, we helped launch their web store for their debut album, You Can't Sit With Us.

coEDITOR + WRITER

Editorial

Our online magazine features longform writing on Asian films—with a focus on emerging and independent filmmakers. I serve as co-editor and writer, contributing film criticism, interviews, and festival coverage.

coCORDINATOR

Southeast Asian Short Film Festival

We created Chicago's first Southeast Asian film fest! We collaborated with DePaul University to bring over 23 short films from Southeast Asia for 3 days of film, food, and programming. I supported efforts on funding, outreach, and marketing.

FACILITATOR

Lost in Translation

We host a bi-weekly Asian film society where we watch an Asian film, and follow it up with a discussion. Recently, we've started hosting screenings online as well. We're going one year strong and counting!

Some other things

Co-cordinator: Hoist Fest 2019

We curated a one-day music festival at Subterranean featuring some of the our favorite local acts, including Rich Jones, Family Reunion, Jovan Landry, and more.

Co-curator: The Quarant-times

A bi-weekly digital zine documenting and archiving art during quarantine, featuring written pieces, photography, videos, and more.

Webmaster: SeaShorts Film Festival 2020

An annual film festival hosted in Malaysia celebrating short films from Southeast Asia.

Personal projects

Personal Project 001: Forms/Fragments

Notes on the art around us; a media journal of sorts.

Personal Project 002: The Seasons (Late 2020)

Monthly meditations on different topics of interest.

Personal Project 003: Dream Cards (Late 2020)

An examination of our hopes and dreams, and the threads that tie us.

Personal Project 004: The Waves (2021)

A collection of sounds on how motion becomes movement.

Making moves in the margins