So Mak + Bex Kwan

Artist in Residence (2018-2020)
Fall Space Grant 2018
Upstart Program 2017

So + Bex (So Mak and Bex Kwan) are not the same person. However, they are best friends who are both queer, gender non-conforming Chinese artists of roughly the same height (Bex is an inch taller), working with shadow, sound, and performance. Both alumni of EmergeNYC, the Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program, they began developing their collaborative artistic vocabulary at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), first as participants in the Upstart Program 2017-18, Space Grantees 2018, and then as Artists in Residence from 2019-2021. So + Bex were featured at The Brick’s 2018 Trans Theatre Festival, were Spring 2019 BRIClab residents, and were featured at The High Line’s Out of Line series in July 2019. So + Bex are 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows.

Find So + Bex online at and on Instagram at @soandbex.