My piece Semiotics of Distance in performance at 371 Broadway during the opening of Tactics, Works, Terms, Forms, Statements curated by Kari Conte. Performance by Shohei Kondo and Roberto Vega. Photos by Georgette Maniatis
My honor to celebrate with my peers from School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Thesis show titled Tactics, Works, Terms, Forms, Statements curated by Kari Conte. Open Reception with Performance on Saturday, May 5, 6-10pm at 371 Broadway, Manhattan.
For more information about the show please visit http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/mfa-fine-arts-thesis-exhibition-2018
My brief presentation for my thesis projects titled "Nearness" with questions from faculties and my peers at School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts department at the end.
Video by Owen Keogh
It is my honor to have my video piece "To Cleanse" be a part of a group exhibition curated by Michael Yu Zhen at Color Box Space Gallery Hangzhou, China. Open reception December 12th 2017 at 4pm
It's my honor to participating this upcoming four people show Duc Rong Lap Day I will be showing my video work along with the artists Thanh Vinh, Kim Duy and Nghia. For more information about the show please see details enclosed:
Opening: 19h00 Friday 11/08/2017
Artist talk: 17h00-19h00 Friday 11/08/2017
Time: 11.08 – 25.08.2017
15h00 - 19h00 | Wednesday - Sunday
To Burrow (đục) / To Fill (lấp) are antonymous verbs.
Void (rỗng) / Whole (đầy) are opposite adjectives.
When placed together, the pair đục rỗng-lấp đầy exposes a contradictory correlation: burrowing into one's wholeness/ filling one's void. This exhibition accentuates a psychological and tangible “void-wholeness” through personal outlook, internal discord and sentiment.
The exhibition space is divided into four rooms, with distinctive concerns. Thanh Vinh questions the filled/voided of historical narratives and mythology in forming nation or community, hence his use of conversations from fictional characters to strive for a rewritten history from individualistic standpoint. Thuy Anh utilizes domestic task to confront the void/fullness within the relationship of the female body vs orthodoxical burden; or better yet, the relationship of the abject/object – body/screen and the intimacy in-between. Kim Duy employs remnants of images to examine the conception of segmentation and wholeness. Nghia Dang uses painterly gesture in an effort to poke at the need for austerity in artmaking.
The works in the exhibition do not aim for concrete interpretation but rather an attempt toward the materialization – a symbolic act of “filling” or “burrowing” – while hinting at individual desire of each artist in confronting their own voided reality.
I am honored to have my piece Of Place and Nation be a part of group show The Map Is Not the Territory as part of MA Curatorial Practice end of the year exhibition, curated by Lux Yuting Bai, Piper Ross Ferriter, Jacqueline Kok, Noelia Lecue, Amanda Lee, Jasa McKenzie, Birdie Piccininni, and Natalia Viera Salgado under the direction of Sarah Demeuse.
My piece will be on view with the brilliant artists: Brittany Cassell, Kate Gilmore, Martine Gutierrez, Camille Lee, Helene Nymann, Bita Razavi, Melanie Reese, Vangeline, Roberto Vega and especially Ann Hamilton.
Open reception: Friday, April 21, 2017, 6-9 pm
Location: Pfizer Building, 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
For more information about the exhibition concept please check http://www.macp.sva.edu/the-map-is-not-the-territory
Photo courtesy of Minh Phuoc Nguyen
I am honored have one of my piece Dear Ancestor a part of Behind the Terrain - Sketches on Imaginative Landscapes – a traveling exhibition curated by Linh Do Tuong and Mika Maruyama.
"The traveling exhibition Behind the Terrain – sketches on imaginative landscapes examines questions that emerge from the interrelation of the politics of remembrance, memory, as well as individual historicities within critical research and art practices. The focus on landscape, in terms of imaginary narrative as well as politics behind actual terrain, is brought into perspective by artists with different cultural and immigrant backgrounds and their relationship to defining terms like: “migration”, “border” or “identity”, and the landscapes of their practice. The exhibition will travel through Southeast and East Asia (Yogyakarta, Hanoi, and Tokyo)."
Open reception March 18th 2017 at Nha San Collective ( Hanoi, Viet Nam)
Honored to be a part of Surface Unrest curated by Alice Yi at Miyako Yoshigana Gallery (547 W 27th St) with Dana Levy, Taro Masushio, and Margeaux Walter. Open reception is January 5th 2017.
From Press Release:
"From January 5 to February 18, 2017, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA is pleased to present Surface Unrest, a group exhibition featuring works by four emerging/midcareer artists Dana Levy, Taro Masushio, Anh Thuy Nguyen, and Margeaux Walter. The show is curated by Yinzi Yi, an independent curator who is also an assistant at this gallery. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm.
A camera is generally considered as a freezing gun that shoots, congeals, and objectifies the moving world around us. Surface Unrest microwaves and defrosts these photographs in order to unleash the vibrant forces inherent in the trajectory of the images' formation. While most of the time these innate forces are not visible, this exhibition attempts to reveal how they can shatter the photographic medium by intruding, swinging, fracturing, and fidgeting. In this exhibition of work by four artists, human figures take shape first as printed surfaces, and then as bodies transfigured into a video projection, a 3-D lenticular, a folded sheet, and a pigment transfer on stones."
For full Press release please visit http://miyakoyoshinaga.com/exhibitions/Surface Unrest
Photo courtesy of Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery.
I am honored to be a part of an upcoming three people exhibition co-curated by Sherry Xijing Zhang and Emmy Gongqi Liu along with two other MFA candidates from School of Visual Arts and New York University: Josh Yates and Omer Ben Zvi. Please come by and check out the work at Sotheby's Institute of Art beautiful location at 570 Lexington Ave, New York City from November 15th to November 28th 2016. Open reception November 15th at 7pm.
I am excited to have two of my works in this three people exhibition with Daphnee K.Lee and Htet T San at The Java Project Gallery in Brooklyn this August.
This September 25th I am excited to be a part of Cory Rice's group show called Desiring Forms. Since I have been familiar with Cory Rice's work for quite sometime it feels great to finally work with him on a show, along with other artists: Stephen Grebinski, Anahit Pogosian, Kelsey Shwetz, Hannah Vandermolen, Sarah Charlie Benjamin, Mitra Saboury...
Some images of the “The Unconscious Lens" opening moment as well as the installation of my work during the show.
Photo Courtesy of Bosi Contemporary, Photography by Srđan Kalinić
I am honored to be a part of the exhibition “The Unconscious Lens” opening on August 27th, 2014 at Bosi Contemporary (New York) along with other admirable artists from The International Center of Photography: Gabriele Giugni, Rosanna Bach, Mike Fernandez, Alison Nguyen and Najib Aschrafzai.
"The show revolves around Freud’s theory of the Unconscious – the source of our most instinctual desires that are repressed and released in our dreams. Each artist attempts to explore the different realms of the Unconscious and Conscious world, by demonstrating the different visions, techniques, and concepts of their optical lens." – Roya Sachs
See the Press Release