Mai-Thu Perret (born in 1976 in Geneva) is a Swiss artist of Franco-Vietnamese origin. Perret's work is multidisciplinary, installation-based, and performative, combining feminist politics with literary texts, homemade crafts and 20th century avant-garde aesthetics. Since 1999, Mai-Thu Perret has been working on a long term project entitled The Crystal Frontier - a multidisciplinary fictional chronicle of the lives of a group of women self-exiled to New Mexico to start a utopian feminist commune. The project manifests itself in a number of ways, including film, performance, writings, artifacts, sculptures, and more, all produced by the women in the commune.
In July 2014, Mai-Thu Perret had a solo exhibition at the Simon Lee Gallery showcasing her ongoing work on The Crystal Frontier. Forthcoming in 2016, Mai-Thu Perret will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas