<em>Tyrant Star</em>

Diane Severin Nguyen

Diane Severin Nguyen (b. 1990, US) earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and her MFA from Bard University in 2020. Diane draws material and inspiration for her photography, video, and installation work from an expansive mix of sources including social media feeds, 20th century philosophical writings, and debris sourced from the streets of New York City. In the collision of these intentionally disparate materials the artist mimics the dissonance of online culture and questions old divides between popular and elite, real and fake, repellent and sympathetic. 

Select exhibitions include IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA, 2022, also exhibited at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, USA, 2022, and SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA, 2021; Is it morning for you yet?, 58th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2022; Into the Unknown, SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata, Istanbul, Turkey, 2022; Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, USA, 2021; Metabolic Rift, Berlin Atonal, Berlin, Germany, 2021; Bodies of Water, 13th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, 2021; Tyrant Star (online exhibition), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2020; Made in L.A. 2020: a version, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, USA. Diane’s 2019 video Tyrant Star has been screened at Yebisu Festival, Tokyo, 2020; IFFR Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2020; and the 57th New York Film Festival, New York, 2019. Her work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Escalette Collection of Art at Chapman University. 

(Edited from text excerpts provided by the artist, and taken from Art21)