Kristina Wong: pushing the envelope on race, rights and America


The Chinese American performance artist’s counter-intuitive style has always turned heads. Now she’s using it to change American attitudes to Africa

Kristina Wong

What Wong hopes to illuminate in Wong Street, is the patronizing way that Americans view Africans. She said: “I have a lot of responsibility to present Uganda in a way that is human, but that also reflects the honesty of what I experienced while I was there. I didn’t want to create [in Wong Street] a modern version of the World’s Fair – ‘look at them, look at how they act.’”

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