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Phan Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen Phan (b. 1987, Vietnam) is a multimedia artist who graduated with from the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore in 2009, before receiving her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA in 2013. Drawing from literature, philosophy and daily life, Thao Nguyen observes ambiguous issues in social conventions, history and tradition. She exhibits internationally, with solo and group exhibitions at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy, 2023–2024; Tate St Ives, Cornwall, UK, 2022; WIELS, Brussels, Belgium, 2020; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France, 2019; Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, 2019; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany, 2018; Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh, 2018; Para Site, Hong Kong, 2018; The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, HCMC, Vietnam 2017; and Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017, among many others.

Thao Nguyen is a 20162017 Rolex Protégée, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award. In addition to her work as a multimedia artist, she is a co-founder of the collective Art Labor, with artist Truong Cong Tung and curator Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, which explores cross disciplinary practices and develops art projects that benefit local communities.

Studio visit with Phan Thao Nguyen

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