Quỳnh Lâm 

Term: 1st June – 31st July


Quỳnh Lâm, History of Color, 2019, site-specific installation at VCCA Vincom Center for Contemporary Art in Hanoi, Vietnam. Curated by Mizuki Endo. 
Images courtesy of the artist and VCCA.

Quỳnh Lâm is a Vietnamese artist and Fulbright scholar with a background in architecture, working on research-based and archival projects. Quỳnh has created a diverse body of work in performance, video, painting, and installation, that highlights the experiences of herself as a Vietnamese woman both in Vietnam and abroad. 

She is the winner of the 2021 American Austrian Foundation Prize for Fine Arts; a recipient of the Special Jury Prize of the 2019 Art Future Prize Taiwan; a presenter at the international conference “ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11”; and artist fellow at Ragdale Foundation (Illinois, USA), Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences (Georgia, USA); Oak Spring Garden Foundation (Virginia, USA), and School of Visual Arts (NYC, USA), etc… Quỳnh exhibits internationally; some highlights include The Factory Contemporary Arts Center (Ho Chi Minh City), Art Formosa (Taipei), The Vincom Center for Contemporary (Hanoi), Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery (Singapore), Gallery ONKAF (New Delhi), Mana Contemporary (New Jersey, Chicago, Miami) – in partnership with CADAF (Contemporary & Digital Art Fair), Stamford Arts Center (Singapore), Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville (MOCAN), Palazzo Costanzi Museum (Trieste), Moggio Udinese – Fondazione Friuli (Udine), and Museo Civico di Casa Maccari (Gradisca). More recently, she has had performances at London Gallery Weekend 2022 (sponsored by Outset Contemporary Art Fund at the Cromwell Place – A.I. Gallery London) and Berlin Art Week 2022 (ifa Gallery Berlin). 

Her works have been featured in many publications: Imago Mundi–Vietnam: New Winds (Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica Publisher in Italy, 2015), Saigon Artbook (edition 6, Tre Publishing House in Vietnam 2016), Female Land Artist Wanted (B#S Memorabilia, B#S edizioni in Italy, 2019), Frame to Focus: Vietnamese American Women Artists (sponsored by The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2020), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Journal (Volume 12: Expanding the Canon, 2021), Contre-culture dans la Photographie Contemporaine (Textuel éditions in Paris, 2022), and have been accessioned to several libraries, e.g. the MoMA, Yamamoto Gendai, Bay Library, Salon Saigon, Dia Project, UCLA library, UTK John C. Hodges Library (Special Collections), SAIC Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, and other art hubs.

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