Michelle Tran’s uncomfortable photographic arrangements imply ambiguous notions of gender. For Re/Gendered, a stark portrait of a Vietnamese transgendered subject is placed alongside sexually suggestive imagery of domestic interiors. Although the photographs are rooted in documentary traditions, these juxtapositions unsettle the viewer’s sense of self and work to destabilise prescribed gender identity.
Michelle Tran is currently completing her Master of Fine Art (Research) 2009 at the VCA. She has exhibited at Lindberg Contemporary Art, Sutton Gallery, Seventh Gallery and TCB. She has also won the Athenaeum Visual Art Prize in 2007. Michelle Tran is represented by Lindberg Contemporary Art.