Nguyễn Phương Linh
Nguyễn Phương Linh (b. 1985, Hanoi, Vietnam) is a Hanoi-based conceptual artist with multidisciplinary practice spaning installation, sculpture and video. Phương Linh’s works are sensual, poetic, fragmented, humble and exalted. She travels and collects artefacts; she transforms the materials, creates new forms in order to offer an alternative interpretation on ambiguous and fragmented histories, memories.
Phương Linh was born and raised at Nha San studio, the first alternative artist-run space for experimental art in Vietnam that was co-founded by her father and based in their home. She has been absorbed in an artistic environment by living among and working with many of the respected contemporary artists of the Vietnamese art scene. She has demonstrated a deep understanding and involvement in the local art community both as an artist and an art organizer.
Phương Linh has participated in various exhibitions and art projects in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, China, Germany, England, France and Italy. She found and organized IN:ACT, the annual international performance art festival in Hanoi. In 2012, she organized Skylines With Flying People, one of the most ambitious contemporary art events in Vietnam in the last decade with local and international artists and curators from Vietnam, Japan, Germany, US, Serbia, Shanghai and Korea at Japan Foundation, Nha San Studio, Goethe Institute, Manzi Art Space and many public sites in Hanoi. In 2013, she co-founded Nha San Collective.