ƯuĐàm Trần Nguyễn
b. 1971, Ho Chi Minh City
Born in Kontum in 1971, ƯuĐàm Trần Nguyễn is the oldest son of the artist, writer and poet Rừng. ƯuĐàm studied at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Art from 1990-1994; graduated from UCLA with a BA in 2001, and from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a MFA in 2005. ƯuĐàm transforms the boundaries between urban myth and popular legend to both celebrate – and warn – of the role and impact of human progress and its desire for social advancement. Working with video, performance, photography, sculpture robotics and new media, his playfully provocative practice is today one of the prominent voice of Vietnamese contemporary art. ƯuĐàm has been exhibiting at many venues of the world including the Yokohama Museum of Art, Aichi Triennale, the High Line Art in NYC, Queensland Museum of Contemporary Art (QAGOMA) in Australia, Asia Pacific Triennale 8th, Bildmuseet Museum in Sweden, OnSite Art Fest in Taipei, Art Stage Singapore 2016, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jewish Museum in New York, RISD Museum in the USA, Singapore Biennale 2013,… ƯuĐàm is also a co-founder of XEM artist book.