A’yen Tran is an artist, story collector, raft-builder and singing enthusiast. She created The Boat for Singing Together, a handmade sculptural raft for group singing in New York City. She helped found art collective The Miss Rockaway Armada with whom she has installed artwork in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and floated 800 miles of the Mississippi River recording oral histories aboard handmade rafts and a solar-powered story-boat. She has spoken at PS1, MASSMoCA and the Conflux Festival, and collaborated with artist Swoon in 2008 for the Deitch Projects, and again in 2009 to float to the Venice Biennale on the Swimming Cities of Serenissima handmade rafts. A'yen is the Engagement Director for media design studio Local Projects and holds a BA from Columbia University.