Thao Nguyen Phan
Thao Nguyen Phan (b.1987, Vietnam) explores ambiguous issues in social convention, history and tradition through her practice that includes observations through literature, philosophy and daily life. Thao graduated with honours from the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore in 2009, before receiving her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013. She is a cofounder of the collective Art Labor, also comprised of artist Truong Cong Tung (Trương Công Tùng) and curator Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran (Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần) to form Art Labor. Thao is a 2016-2017 Rolex Protégée and has exhibited widely in Southeast Asia and, more recently, internationally in Europe.