I’m BEKZIN, an Asian. Immigrant. Queer. I was not born with these labels, rather they were given to me as a foreign national. Having my identity defined, experiencing society as a designated minority, were once alien concepts but now experiences I am having more than ever.

My Chosen name BEKZIN is a name that sounds like my given name but represents none of my given identity. BEKZIN is a blank label that I can fill in by myself and my work is like that too.  I use images that have intimate personal meaning and depict them through my own view. By creating a gap between the image's common meaning and how it is conveyed in my work, there is room for the someone else's own story. Creating the gap is what I am doing now and what I will be doing for a while.


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