Nguyen Van Cuong (Nguyễn Văn Cường)
Nguyen Van Cuong (b. 1972, Vietnam) grew up in just north of Hanoi, Vietnam, in the period of rapid transformation that has followed doi moi (political and economic reforms that started in 1986). As a result, Cuong’s work reflects the social changes of the era as observations, with a commentary on human behaviour. Cuong studied at the Hanoi Fine Art University, working with a range of classic Vietnamese art materials such as lacquer, silk and locally hand-made do paper, before graduating in 1996. His work is notably included in the Witness Collection.