Lena Bui (b. 1985, Vietnam) graduated from Wesleyan University in 2007 with a BA in East Asian Studies and has lived and worked in Saigon since 2009. Her works are both amusing anecdotes and in-depth articulations of the impact of rapid development on people’s relationship with nature and their surroundings. She reflects on ways that intangible aspects of life, such as faith, death and dreams, influence behaviour and perception. She often relies on drawing and video but is open to whatever medium she perceives as appropriate to a work.
Her work has been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions, including March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE, 2018; Proliferation, Wesleyan University, Middletown, US, 2018; Les Rencontres Internationales, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017; Flat Sunlight, The Factory Contemporary Art Center, HCMC; Skylines with Flying People III, MAM Art, Hanoi Women’s Museum, Vietnam, 2016; Sacred Water, Image Ark, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015; Disrupted Choreographies, Carré d’Art-Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France, 2014 and Foreign Bodies, Wellcome Collection, London, 2013.