Duong Thuy Nguyen

(She/Her)

Artist Statement:

My multi-disciplinary practice as an artist, a lecturer, a researcher and a writer. I based in Hanoi with training and a background in fine art and theatre. The foundations of building my work are the collaboration and examination of a common emotional vocabulary. Through research and education-based practice, my work questions the affected stages of society cohesion, community identity and the interaction between human and nature. My work exploring the intersections between contemporary art and social reaction, gender inequality and diaspora visibility are the areas that I want to explore at the moment.

Put on the Mask, 2020

Photography

Caption:  Portrait of the artist at her hometown, on an island known with the name Banana island. The lives of peasant women were blurred by the flow of impulses and prejudices of society

Alt Text:  The photo uses an artist's portrait under the portrayal of a peasant woman. The image of the woman wearing a mask - the mask of social hustle.  The person in this photo wears a spotted rainjacket and a grey, gas-style mask. 

Alt Text:  This second photograph has the same setup and description, however, additionally, the masked person is holding a rectangular frame.

About Duong Thuy Nguyen

Duong Nguyen is a Hanoi-based visual artist, a writer with byline in Art&Market, Ocula Magazine and Urbanist Hanoi. From 2014 to 2013 Duong worked as a researcher in the research department of Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema. Since 2015, she has been working as a specialist and lecturer in the academy's International Cooperation Department. In 2021, she works at Mekong Cultural Hub as a Regional Representative Duong has been featured in multiple group exhibitions in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang.

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