Oanh Phi Phi
b. 1979, Hanoi City
Born in Houston in 1979, Phi Phi Oanh received her BFA at Parsons School of Design (2002) and a Masters in Art and Investigation at the University of Madrid Complutense (2012). In 2004, she received a Fulbright Grant to research lacquer painting in Hanoi. Since then, Vietnamese lacquer has become central to her work, which focuses on its potential as a painting medium to convey memory or reflection, examine current theories of the image and expand into more experimental methods and scale. Recent exhibitions include: ‘Trees of Life: Knowledge in Material’, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, 2018; ‘Radiant Material, Pro Se’, National Gallery Singapore, 2017; ‘The Foliage’, Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, 2017; ‘Undefined Boundaries’, Heritage Space, Hanoi, 2017. Oanh Phi Phi currently lives and works in Hanoi.