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Beina Xu

AL Major

Beina Xu is a writer and visual artist based in Berlin, Germany. She usually makes things about archives, colonialism, and desire. Her nonfiction can be found at The Common, Jezebel, Deutsche Welle and Westend, among other outlets, and she’s currently working on a book. Her essay film Forget Alberto For Now (2020) debuted at International Film Festival Rotterdam, and has gone on to win several awards. She can be found at or on instagram at @auslaender.salad.