Nguyen Huy An

b. 1982, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Huy An is considered the most dynamic and innovative artist of his generation. His work has been a process of trying to dig into the darkness of psychology, much of which is under laid with an obsession with memory, with the complexities of a pessimistic perspective. From installations, performance art to paintings and sculptures, Huy An’s works are highly acclaimed by international art critics and curators for their introspective, simple and strong concepts.

Huy An is best known in Hanoi, Vietnam, as a performance artist. His performances are quiet, intense, sometimes gruelling, they challenge audiences and can be powerful and memorable.He has appeared, either solo or with the performance art group Phu Luc (Appendix) which he co-founded in 2010, in performance art festivals in Vietnam, Japan and Singapore He was also featured in notable exhibitions such as ‘LIMDIM’ in Oslo, Norway, ‘Sounds Of Dust’ in 943 Studio Kunming, China, and the unprecedented multi-disciplinary exhibition ‘Skylines with Flying People’ in Hanoi, Vietnam. Huy An has participated in a number of exhibitions and performance art festivals including ‘78 rhythms’, Galerie Quynh, Vietnam (2014); ‘Disrupted Choreographies’, Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France (2014); ‘If The World Changed’, Singapore Biennale (2013); ‘Sounds of Dust (somniloquy)’, and 943 Studio Kunming, China (2011).

Huy An is currently part of Nhà Sàn Collective, the first non-profit experimental art space in Vietnam.

Biography information from, August 2022

Country: Vietnam
Nhà Sàn Collective:
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