Duong Thuy Nguyen

b. 1991, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lives and works in London, UK

Vietnamese artist Duong Thuy Nguyen is a strong advocate for artists to bring pertinent messages across and beyond Southeast Asian communities. Duong explores the intersections between contemporary art and social response and develops practice-based research that reflects social cohesion, community identity, and the interaction between humans and nature. Duong’s practice explores innovative ways of storytelling and archiving micro-history with the aim of bringing these narratives to a broader community.

Duong is currently studying with a scholarship for her MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Aside from being a multi-disciplinary artist, she is also a writer with bylines in Art & Market, Ocula, and Plural Art Mag. From 2014, Duong worked as a researcher and lecturer at University of Theatre and Performing Arts of Hanoi. She has been working at Mekong Cultural Hub as a Regional Representative for Vietnam since 2020.

Duong is one of the founders of the collective ‘An.Other Asian’ (AOA). The recent ‘De-Oriented’ exhibition at Ugly Duck Gallery, the launch project for AOA, features marginalised and underrepresented young Southeast Asian artists living and working in London. The aim of the exhibition is to challenge stereotypes and misunderstandings of Southeast Asian cultures, and to represent rich and unique artistic practices that reflect the conditions of living in these post-colonial societies.

Biography information from Art & Market, March 2023

Country: Vietnam
Social Media: @duonguyen.thuy