Nguyễn Thúy Hằng
b. 1978, Ho Chi Minh City
A graduate of the University of Fine Art in Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyễn Thuý Hằng 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 by Knowledge Publisher and Youth Publisher, Hanoi, 2006. Upon returning to Vietnam in 2005, Hằng moved to Hanoi and completed two more books: ‘We Haven’t Been Able to Sleep’, published by Knowledge Publisher and Literature Publisher, Hanoi, 2008, and ‘They – The Powder of The Illusory’, published by Nha Nam, Hanoi, 2013. During this time, she also had a solo exhibition titled ‘The Gang’ that consists of sculpture installations at VietArt Centre. Her recent solo exhibition is a series of large-scale sculpture installation titled ‘The Warrior’, supported by CDEF Denmark Embassy and Post Vidai Collection, Saigon, 2015. In 2017, she presented another solo exhibition, ‘Histoire d’un Voyage: Sand in my ears, adrift of the world’ at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Saigon, to show her process of writing and producing books as a critical part of her artistic practice. In the same year, she released the book Three Authors, Vietnamese Contemporary Literature, published by Vagabond Press, Asia Pacific, Australia. Her literary publications also appear in Singapore Art Book Fair 2016 and are in the collection of the Hong Kong Library Museum Taiwan Contemporary Art Museum. Nguyễn Thuý Hằng’s works often combine various art and forms: literature, large scale sculpture installation and contemporary dance, cinema and fine arts, music. She is currently working in Saigon.