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Datum | 18.04.2016, 20.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Lehárgasse 8, 1060 Wien, 1. OG Atelier Süd

Guest lecture by Nguyen Phuong Linh organized by Marina Grzinic, Post Conceptual Study Program.


Nguyen Phuong Linh, BOAT, Photo by Vincent Zager


In Home project (2012), Phuong Linh’s father shipped her iron wood from the floor of a Catholic church and windows from a Mental hospital in the North Vietnam to Oakland (San Francisco area). The wood was transported same way that American Government sent the first container of weapon, medicine, food ... to Vietnam in 1967, and Linh made a boat out of that.

CV: Nguyen Phuong Linh (1985) is a Vietnamese born, Hanoi-based conceptual artist. Nguyen Phuong Linh’s multidisciplinary practice spans installation, sculpture and video. Her work conveys the sense of the alienation, the dislocation and the ephemerality of human life. Linh concerns about geographic cultural shift, traditional roots and fragmented history in Vietnam – a complex nexus of ethnicities, religions, and cultural and geo-political influences. Nguyen Phuong Linh was born and raised at Nha San Studio, the first alternative artist run space for experimental art in Vietnam that was co-found by her father and based in their home.

Since the closure of Nha San Studio due to authority, Linh has organized various mobile as well as large scale projects for Nha San artists in Vietnam and abroad. In 2013 she co-found Nha San Collective, a group of local artists who dedicate to pushing the examining traditional, local and global socio-political contexts and history. Nha San Collective supports each other in pushing the boundaries of expression in Vietnam as well as seeks and nurtures other young artists in the community with or without a physical space.

In 2009, she exhibited the first solo exhibition Salt at Galerie Quynh Vietnam. In 2011, Linh participated in 11th Winds of Artist in Residence at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum with a solo exhibition Dust. In 2012 she presented project Home in the exhibition Hinterlands at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, USA. In 2013, she participated in the large exhibition HIWAR, 25th anniversary of Darat Al Funnun in Amman, Jordan. In 2015, Linh participated in the Mien Meo Mieng Exhibition, showcasing contemporary Art from Vietnam in Umea, Sweden. In 2016, she will participate in Singapore Biennale.

This lecture is possible thanks to the Artists-in-Residence program of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria.