Phi Phi Oanh

b. 1979, Houston, USA
Lives and works in Da Nang, Vietnam

Phi Phi Oanh is a Vietnamese-American artist who constructs pictorial installations of evocative meditative spaces. Drawing from the hybrid nature of her personal history, she reconfigures culturally specific signs and symbols to create familiar yet unusual and distinctive experiential places.

She has exhibited internationally in China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. She has shown in solo shows at L’Espace, Alliance Francaise in Hanoi, Artcore in Los Angeles, Art League in Houston as well as El Palacio Nacional de la Cultura in Managua, Nicaragua. Some of her notable exhibitions in Singapore include her monumental installation ‘Specula’ in the Singapore Biennale (2013), ‘Pro Se’, at the National Gallery for the exhibition ‘Radiant Material: A Dialogue in Vietnamese Lacquer Painting’ (2017) and most recently ‘Palimpsest’ in the exhibition ‘Trees of Life-Knowledge in Material’ at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (2018).

She received her M.A. in Art and Research from the Universidad de Madrid Complutense in Spain and her BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York.

Biography information from FOST Gallery, September 2022

Country: Vietnam