America ReFramed

From Here | Through Art Is an Identity and Existence

Akim Nguyen, a Berlin-based street artist born in Vietnam, immigrated to Germany alone and had to deal with a country, systems and households who did not understand him. Through his art like with graffiti, Akim has a voice, and an outlet to express his experience as a child of refugees and a person who is able to traverse the globe.

From Here | Through Art Is an Identity and Existence


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