Ha Ninh Pham
Ha Ninh Pham (b. 1991, Vietnam) works primarily in drawing and sculpture to explore the ways in which we construct our understanding of territories from afar. He earned his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, USA in 2018 and his BA from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014. Ha Ninh received the Silver Medal for Young Talents of Vietnamese Fine Arts Universities in 2015 and the Murray Dessner Travel Award in 2018.
His notable exhibitions include Recursive Fables, A+ WORKS of ART, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022; A Quick Summary of Infinity, A+ WORKS of ART, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022; Tilted Archipelago, TACH Spaces, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2021; Institute of Distance, S.E.A Focus 2021 (S.E.A Focus Digital and S.E.A Focus Curated hyper-horizon), Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore, 2021; Necessary Fictions, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, HCMC, Vietnam, 2019 and Cheat Codes, FRONT Art Space, New York, NY, USA, 2019. He has participated in a wide range of residencies and projects, namely Programme de Réciprocité, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, 2022; 3rd ASEAN Artists Residency Programme, ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2022; Digital Design & Media Residency, RMIT University Vietnam, HCMC, Vietnam, 2020; Residency, PLOP, London, UK, 2019; Visual Art Residency, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA, 2019; and Month of Arts Practice, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015. Ha Ninh Pham is also a teacher and has been an Associate Lecturer of Design Studies Department, RMIT University Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Studio Visit with Ha Ninh Pham
Quynh Nguyen, Founder of Nguyen Art Foundation, visited Ha Ninh Pham in his Hanoi studio on 21 April 2021. Ha Ninh Pham discusses the fictitious maps and colors in his works, his practice, the difference between Vietnamese and US education, the current Vietnamese art community, and how the COVID-19 has impacted his life.
This video is part of a series of interviews with artists in the Nguyen Art Foundation collection