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Nguyen Manh Hung

Nguyen Manh Hung (b.1976) currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. He’s got Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002.

In his humorous and satirical works, Nguyen Manh Hung creates a surrealist universe that is as much an escapist’s hopeful haven as a defiant look in the eye of Vietnam’s urbanization reality in the 21st century. Soviet-style apartment buildings, military vehicles, soldiers, domestic animals and plastic shopping bags make frequent cameos throughout an expansive, multi-disciplinary oeuvre that includes sketches, paintings, photos, sculptures and installations.

Nguyen Manh Hung has participated in numerous regional and international exhibitions. He has held residencies at Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, France; Creative Fusion, Cleveland, Ohio; Asian Cultural Council, New York, NY; and Art Omi International, Ghent, NY.

Studio visit with Nguyen Manh Hung

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