Serena Kuo is a Brooklyn-based Asian-American filmmaker born in Taipei, Taiwan. Serena’s body of work spans narrative, commercial, music video, documentary, and installation, all of which center around the experience of solitude and the confrontation with strange new environments. Her work has traveled to more than 50 international and domestic film festivals, such as Sundance, SXSW, Outfest, Frameline, NewFest, and SIFF.
As a queer, first-generation woman of color maker, Serena is passionate about telling stories of intersectional identities that are not just plot lines, but the makeup of everyday individuals.
Serena is an 8-time New York competitive karaoke champion and an avid collector of musical instruments, pens, and hand tools.
Throughout the year, Serena can be spotted traveling around the world with an ambitious itinerary, photographing magic hours and train tracks. Otherwise, she is at home in New York City, plotting her next project (there’s always a next project).