centro cultural tina modottti con te contigo
Con te e solo per te
parolaio non importa,
ma vorrei che mi leggessi tutto.
Contigo y solo para ti
hablador no importa,
pero quisiera que me leyeras todo.
opera: Antonius-Tin Bui, Your Song
Antonius-Tin Bui (they/them) proudly identifies as a queer, gender-nonbinary, Vietnamese-American artist. They are the child of Paul and Van Bui, two Vietnamese refugees who sacrificed everything to provide a future for their four kids and extended family. Born and raised in Bronx, NY, Antonius eventually moved to Houston before pursuing a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MIC/A).
Since graduating in 2016, they have been fortunate to receive fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute, Tulsa Artists Fellowship, Halcyon Arts Lab, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Your Song is a transcript of a song once written and performed for Antonius-Tin Bui by a close friend he lost.
“He was the true storyteller. Now I am holding onto the remnants of a memory. Hand-cutting the lyrics was a meditative process that allowed me to confront a fading relationship. The project was a means of immortalizing the present feeling before it became the past.”
Con te e solo per te … Contigo y solo para ti … Antonio Nazzaro