Join us for this special online-only conversation between artist Trương Công Tùng and poet/translator Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng as they hold a virtual talk from Vietnam. The two will discuss Trương’s solo exhibition at ICA LA, his practice and process, and the themes of spirituality, sound, body, and nature which inform his work. The conversation will be introduced by Amanda Sroka, Senior Curator.
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Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng is a poet and translator born in Việt Nam. Recent publications include Masked Force (Sàn Art), a pamphlet on Võ An Khánh’s war photographs, and Chronicles of a Village (Penguin), her translation of a novel by Nguyễn Thanh Hiện. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Jacket2, Modern Poetry in Translation and other venues. Currently studying at Stanford University, she has received support from the PEN/Heim Fund and the Institute for Comparative Modernities, among other honors.
Trương Công Tùng (b. 1986, Đắk Lắk province; lives in Ho Chi Minh City) grew up in Đắk Lắk province among various ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands, Vietnam. He graduated from Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2010, majoring in lacquer painting. With research interests in science, cosmology, philosophy, and the environment, he works with a range of media, including video, installation, painting, and found objects, which reflect personal contemplations on the cultural and geopolitical shifts of modernization, as embodied in the morphing mythology of a land. He is also a member of Art Labor (founded in 2012), a collective working between visual art and social/life sciences to produce alternative nonformal knowledge via artistic and cultural activities in various public contexts and locales. Trương’s has exhibited extensively in Vietnam and abroad, both as a solo artist and as part of Art Labor. Recent exhibitions have been held at institutions including the 58th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2022); Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam (2021); San Art, Ho Chi Minh City; Galerie Quynh in Ho Chi Minh City (2018); Para Site, Hong Kong (2018); Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka (2018); Kadist, San Francisco (2016); Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi (2016); and the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2016). He is also the recipient of the inaugural Han Nefkens Foundation—Southeast Asian Video Art Production Grant 2023, in collaboration with Sàn Art, Vietnam; Sa Sa Art Projects, Cambodia; the Jim Thompson Art Center, Thailand; Museion, Italy; Busan Museum of Art, South Korea and Prameya Art Foundation, India.