Memory space no.06 Long Bien bridge True Gold no.18 True Blue no.07 Memory space no.05 True Gold series – Chapter III / No. 19 Steamer B29 Plane True Blue series

Le Quy Tong

Le Quy Tong (b. 1977, Vietnam) graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2000. Earlier in his career, Quy Tong’s oil paintings mainly focused on the ever-changing urban landscapes or significant industrial landmarks of Hanoi. In recent years, his practice has expanded towards a more conceptual direction, incorporating sculpture, installation and moving image. The scenarios and subjects depicted in his works are often taken from mass media and out of their original context, then manipulated, abstracted and layered with new visual information surrounding ideas of collective memory and trauma. Quy Tong’s move towards themes of protest, struggle, liberation and freedom both in Vietnam and globally illustrates his view of the perpetual cycle of conflicts and revolutions as the undercurrent of our interwoven world history. Quy Tong has exhibited widely in Vietnam with a number of solo shows in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as elsewhere in Asia and Europe. His notable exhibitions include Illuminated Curiosities, Nguyen Art Foundation, HCMC, Vietnam, 2022; The Picture Will Still Exist, Dia Projects, HCMC, Vietnam, 2017; True Gold, Dia Projects, HCMC, Vietnam, 2016; True Blue, Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015; and New days, Apricot Gallery, London, UK, 2011. 

Studio Visit with Le Quy Tong

This video is part of a series of interviews with artists in the Nguyen Art Foundation collection