Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn
b.1976, Ho Chi Minh City
Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn graduated from the Fine Arts program of the University of California, Irvine in 1999 and received his Masters of Fine Arts from The California Institute of the Arts in 2004. His solo practice explores the body as site, exploring the metaphysical impact of social enigma and mass media on its representation and function. In his desire to re-align the power dynamics between public space and mass media, he founded The Propeller Group in 2006, an art collective who position themselves as advertising company and archeologists of historical conundrums. Accolades for projects of this collective include the Internationale Kurztfilmtage Wintherthur (Switzerland, 2015) and a Creative Capital award (USA, 2015). The Propeller Group has been featured in numerous international exhibitions including the The Ungovernables (New Museum Triennial, 2012); Made In LA [Los Angeles Biennial, 2012], Propsect 3 [New Orleans Triennial, 2014], and the Venice Biennale 2015. Tuan’s practice has been shown in numerous exhibitions and film festivals globally, with his art in prominent public collections such as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (Australia), Carre d’Art (France), Museum of Modern Art (USA), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (USA). He lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.