Trương Minh Quý
b. 1990, Ho Chi Minh City
Born in 1990 in Buon Me Thuot and now based in Ho Chi Minh City, Trương Minh Quý attended a directing course at Hồ Chí Minh City University of Cinema and Theatre in 2008; but halted his studies a year later to pursue independent filmmaking. He participated in the AFA program (Busan International Film Festival, 2012), and the Berlinale Talentsprogram (Berlin International Film Festival, 2016). His previous works have been screened at renowned international film festivals and exhibitions in Oberhausen (Germany), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Les Rencontres Internationales Paris (France) etc. Minh Quý explores his ideas primarily through video and experimental filmmaking. The images and narratives in his works often stand on the border between the real and the surreal, the personal and the non-personal and address his concern with the human existence in the contexts of urban and non-urban, civilisation and primitivism.