KRISTINA WONG

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jul 3rd 2014 to Aug 31st 2014 | Dec 1st 2014 to Dec 31st 2014 | Jun 7th 2015 to Jun 12th 2015
  • PRACTICE : Performance Art, Comedy, Writing
  • FROM : USA
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  • TWITTER : @mskristinawong

Kristina Wong was recently featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.”

She is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has created five solo shows and one ensemble play that have toured throughout the United States and UK.  Her most notable touring show– “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women and toured to over 40 venues since 2006. It’s now a broadcast quality film distributed by documentary juggernaut, Cinema Libre Studios. (More at www.flyingwong.com). 

She’s been a guest on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, FXX’s “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” and AM Tonight on Fusion TV.  She’s been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS, Jezebel, xoJane, Playgirl Magazine, San Francisco Magazine and Huffington Post.  Her work has been awarded with grants from Creative Capital, The Map Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, the Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network, five Artist-in-Residence grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and a residency from the MacDowell Colony.  Kristina has twice given the commencement speech at UCLA, her alma mater.  On television, she’s been on General Hospital, Nickelodeon’s “Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn,” and Myx TV’s “I’m Asian American and Want Reparations for Yellow Fever.” Her newest solo show “The Wong Street Journal” navigates privilege and economic disparity and premieres in June 2015 in San Francisco. 

She spent a month in Northern Uganda researching that show and recording a rap album with local rappers. This Fall, she will be a guest professor in the CalArts Creative Writing MFA Program.