Nguyen Phuong Linh’s art explores themes of sexuality and femininity, transformation and the ephemeral. Her work is often both sensual and sexual, humble and exalted. In her recent work, the artist examines the traces of personal and collective memories as they are experienced across geographical boundaries. Her minimalistic artworks allude to the past, blurring deeply personal memories and national histories.
As the daughter of the founder of Nha San, Hanoi’s longest established non-profit art space, Phuong Linh grew up in a community of creatives. Phuong Linh’s artistic sensibility and curiosity was developed through dialogue and interaction with some of Vietnam’s most experimental artists, writers and musicians as well as with the many international artists and curators who have visited Hanoi over the last decade.
Phuong Linh is a co-founder and organizer of IN:ACT, an international performance art festival held annually in Hanoi since 2010. In 2012, the artist curated and participated in Skylines With Flying People, an unprecedented multi-disciplinary exhibition and program of events held across numerous venues in Hanoi, including the Japan Foundation, the Goethe-Institut, and Manzi Art Space.
Born in 1985 in Hanoi where she is also based, Nguyen Phuong Linh is one of Vietnam’s most promising young artists. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions with recent solo shows at 3147966 cm3 mobile gallery in Thailand and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan. Phuong Linh has held many international artist residencies with organizations such as Seoul Art Space, Korea, Kaman Art Foundation, Rajasthan, India and The Luggage Store, San Francisco, California, USA.
In 2013, Linh co-founded Nha San Collective, a new art space / open studio for Nha San Studio.