Nguyen Thuy Hang
Nguyen Thuy Hang is a writer, poet and visual artist. Her first trilogy, Current Times, Good Sensations, and Reasonable Insanity, written during a two year adventure in USA, was published in 2006. On return to Vietnam in 2005, Hang moved to Hanoi and completed two more books and one solo exhibition. Her recent solo exhibition is sculpture installation in large-scale The Warrior, which was supported by CDEF and Post Vidai Collection, Saigon, 2015. In 2017, a solo exhibition of her Histoire d’un Voyage: Sand in my ears, adrift of the world was presented by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Saigon, to show exploring the process of writing and producing books, as a critical part of her artistic practice. She is currently working in Saigon.
Ngo Thanh Phuong
Ngo Thanh Phuong graduated in 2008 from Folkwang University in Essen, Germany, and came home to Vietnam to work with Ea Sola Dance Company and Arabesque Dance Company and founded the Open Stage Project. Since then Phuong received the Best Choreography Award at the International Modern Dance competition in Korea and a grant from CDEF in 2012, a three-month residency grant from Cleveland Foundation in 2013, and a six-month residency fellowship from Asian Cultural Council, American Dance Festival in North Carolina and Pocantico Center in 2016. In the same year, she choreographed for TehDar.
Ho Chi Minh
An Phu An Loc apartment
Born in Brussels in 1989. Director and Founder of Kenobi, and director of “The Useful Program” (Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival – Kyoto Experiment, 2013 and 2014). He produced “trying” and “teaching” which can be said to be artistic direction in an expanded sense, for a workshop «Self-Government» and ate rice with stones as a side dish in «Side-Dish Stone». He published Directions and Instructions – The However Goods in 2012.
Photographer and filmmaker. Uses cameras to record the daily lives of individuals, turning his attention even to the social and economic factors that are revealed in the images, eroding daily life whether willingly or not. Major exhibitions include “Satoshi Nishizawa: Hardcore of Documentary” (2011, Sanagi Fine Arts, Tokyo) and “Romantic Geography” (2014, TKG+, Taipei). Main screenings include “Tuesday Classes – Satoshi Nishizawa’s Hyakko (Hundred Lights)” (2013, Rikkyo University), and “Shingo Kanagawa – ‘Father’” (2015, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto).