Quỳnh Lâm

b. 1988, Vietnam
Lives and works abroad

Quỳnh Lâm is a Vietnamese artist and Fulbright scholar. Her research interests include postwar trauma, reconstructed memories and displaced identities. As an interdisciplinary artist with a background in architecture, working on conceptual and archival projects, Quỳnh has created a diverse body of work in performance, video, painting, and installation, that highlights the tensions between personal and collective memory, particularly the experiences of herself as a Vietnamese woman both in Vietnam and abroad.

She is a winner of The 2021 American Austrian Foundation Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts; a recipient of Special Jury Prize – 2019 Art Future Prize in Taiwan; a presenter at the international conference “ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11”; and artist fellow at Ragdale Foundation (Illinois, USA), Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences (Georgia, USA); and Oak Spring Garden Foundation (Virginia, USA).

Quỳnh has exhibited work in Vietnam and abroad; some highlights include The Factory Contemporary Arts Center (Ho Chi Minh City), Art Formosa (Taipei), The Vincom Center for Contemporary (Hanoi), Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery (Singapore), Gallery ONKAF (New Delhi), Mana Contemporary (New Jersey, Chicago, Miami) – in partnership with CADAF (Contemporary & Digital Art Fair), Stamford Arts Center (Singapore), Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville (MOCAN), Palazzo Costanzi Museum (Trieste), Moggio Udinese (Udine), and A.I. Gallery (London).

Her works have been featured in many publications: Imago Mundi–Vietnam: New Winds (Luciano Benetton Collection, 2015), Saigon Artbook (edition 6, 2016), Frame to Focus: Vietnamese American Women Artists (sponsored by The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2020), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Journal (Volume 12: Expanding the Canon, 2021), Reconnexions, la Photographie en Transition (Textuel éditions, 2022), and have been accessioned to several libraries, e.g. the MoMA, Yamamoto Gendai, Bay Library, Salon Saigon, Dia Project, UCLA library, UTK John C. Hodges Library (Special Collections), and other art hubs.

Quỳnh is a co-founder and visiting lecturer in Art History in American Studies at the International School of Hue University. She is also currently in charge of the Fine Arts Appreciation course for the Film Production class at Hoa Send University in Ho Chi Minh City. This year she will give a lecture at Fulbright University and will have her solo exhibition in Bangkok in October, the culmination of her residency for Southeast Asian artists by Peruke Projects in partnership with PULSE Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand.

Biography information courtesy of the artist, March 2022

Country: Vietnam