Kianga Ford uses design-based installation, sound, performance and site-specific projects to create scored environments. Her works explore the dynamics of contemporary social identity, proximity, intimacy, and relationship. Since 2003, a major focus of Kianga’s work has been developing a series of narrative walking tours called, The Story of This Place, that create historically-informed but fictional stories for mapped routes through cities. Ford is a Creative Capital grantee and a recipient of fellowships from the California Community Foundation, the LEF Foundation, and the Asia Cultural Council. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design’s New Genres and Fine Arts and also at The New School for Design.
Image credit: Ford, The Complex, So. Cal Multi-4, 2005