Dalena Tran (b. West Valley City, UT 1992) is a media artist, creative director, and educator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Her research-based practice reinterprets applications of traditional art forms with emerging digital technologies through hybrid mediations. Engaging various media forms as semiotic storytelling, she investigates the everyday confluences of language and expression; presence and immateriality; voyeurism and surveillance; urbanism and hegemony; play and pause.
She is an editor for FLAT Journal and directs sooz.global. More recently, Dalena held a visiting professorship at Ohio State University teaching courses in Moving Image, Internet Art, and Sound and Image. She earned her MFA from University of California Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah.
Dalena’s work has been featured at Assembly Point, STRP, O FLUXO, Adult Swim, Nowness, and Gallery Platform LA; with audiovisual performances at New Forms Festival, MoMA PS1, & ICA London.