By T. Van, VietNamNet Bridge
A work by Tran Tuan.
Two Vietnamese curators and nine artists will be presenting their works at Singapore Biennale 2013 (SB2013) – an international platform established in 2006 to foster artist presentation and discourse in contemporary art – from 26 October 2013 to 16 February 2014.
The Vietnamese representatives at the event include: curators Tran Luong and Nguyen Nhu Huy and artists Lam Hieu Thuan, Le Brothers, Nguyen Huy An, Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, Nguyen Thi Hoai Tho, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Tran Tuan, Uu Dam Tran Nguyen and Vu Hong Ninh.
Vu Hong Ninh, 31, is a sculptor in Hanoi. Vu seeks to make critical observations about tendencies in human behavior in relation to societal values and modes of operation. Selected exhibition include ‘Boom Boom’, Hue Festival, Vietnam (2010); ‘LimDim’, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway (2009); ‘Recovery’, Saigon Open City Project, Vietnam (2007).
Lam Hieu Thuan, 40, is a documentary photographer who lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His works touch upon social, cultural and political gaps between the past and the present.
Le Brothers, 38, from Quang Binh, are twin brothers whose work dissect and question the post-war consciousness of North and South Vietnam. Selected projects include ‘The Bridge II’, performance at DMZ Gang Hwa, Korea (2012), ‘Before ‘86’, Cheongju Complex Cultural Center, Korea (2012) and ‘Communicate with me’, Saigon Open City, Vietnam (2006).
Nguyen Huy An, 31, from Hanoi, seeks to make connections between pessimistic psyches of human behavior and the psychology that induces an obsession with memory. Selected exhibitions include ‘Sky Line with Flying People’, Hanoi, Vietnam (2012); ‘LIMDIM’, Oslo, Norway (2009) and “Sneaky Week Festival Performance”, Hanoi, Vietnam (2007).
Nguyen Thi Hoai Tho, 30, from Hanoi, is a founding member of CHAAP collective which features the works of young experimental artists in Hanoi. Central to the artist’s practice is an interrogation of the female body and form in the context of patriarchal societies. Selected exhibitions include ‘Phap Phong’, Goethe Institute, Hanoi (2011).
Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, 34, a Vietnamese American who lives and works between Vietnam and Madrid and utilizes the medium of Vietnamese lacquer as a painting medium to convey concepts of memory and reflexivity. Phi Phi received her BFA at Parsons School of Design (2002) and a MFA at the University of Madrid Complutense (2012). In 2004, she received a Fullbright Grant to study lacquer painting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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A work by Tran Tuan.