Nguyen Duc Diem Quynh (otherwise known as Quynh Lam) / contemporary artist

 

 

Quynh graduated from Fine Arts Association of Ho Chi Minh city in 2007 and University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. In 2017, Quynh was granted by the Fulbright Scholarship from the US Government and she is now pursuing an MFA of Studio Art, University of Tennessee School of Art, Knoxville, United States.

 

Her concern revolves around historical memories through postwar invisible traumas. From her family’s migration, Quynh’s artwork is a combination of conceptual photography and documentary video. She has an artist book from the 'Vietnam Artists Book Project' of Indochina Arts Partnership, which was sponsored by the Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund, and is archived in the MoMA library, Yamamoto Gendai, Bay Library, Salon Saigon, Dia Project, UCLA library, UTK John C. Hodges Library, Special Collections, and other art hubs. In addition, her works have been featured in many publications: Imago Mundi–Vietnam: New Winds Collection (2015), Saigon Artbook (edition 6, 2016), XEM (issue 7, 2017), Inlen (issue 2, 2017), and other domestic and international exhibitions.

 

'I enjoy interpreting contemplative portraits of history by incorporating various media including data visualizations, documentary videos, and photographic installations. My artwork examines the connections between my family history and my perception as a woman in Vietnam through identity, memory, and trauma. In order to challenge the roles of women in Vietnamese society, I use organic pigments in my painting that directly engages with social issues as a way to define, but also question, the cultural link between women and nature.'

 

QUYNH LAM (琼 琳)

b. 1988 in Saigon, Vietnam

e. quynhlam.studio@gmail.com

EDUCATION

 

2021                   M.F.A Studio Art, School of Art University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

2012                   B.A Interior Design, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2007                   A.A Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

       

                          

HONORS

 

2019                   Riedel Fellowship, juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board, Ragdale Foundation

                            Art Future Prize, Special Jury PrizeNominee list of 15 emerging young artists in Asia                  

 

2018                   Fulbright Scholarship – funded by the U.S. Department of States

 

                            The International World Fellowship – funded by The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

                            Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide | 23 World Fellowship recipients for 2018-2019 & additional funds for 2019-2020

                                     

2016                   Vietnam Artists Book Prize – juried by Indochina Arts Partnership, funded by CDEF Grant, Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund

                           

2014                   First prize – 'Red memoirs', Red Conceptual Photography

 

SOLO

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019                   ‘I Am Not a Spy’, performance – Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

2018                   Be Mesmerized, sponsored by Acacia Fabrics – Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2013                   Secular Tree, performance – Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam

 

2010                   In Memory of Eden Mall Saigon, performance – Ferro-concrete Drilling & Cutting Studio, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

GROUP

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019                   Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition, juried by Brian R.Jobe & Carolyn Jobe, Knoxville’s Emporium Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Femissance: Period Piece, curated by the Women’s Coordinating Council – Birdhouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Domestic Oasis, curated by Baxter Stults & Dana Potter – Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

           

                            Obscura, curated by the Big Camera – A1LabArts, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Art Future – Formosa Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan 

 

2018                   The Dirty Dozen – Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

            Love and Desire, curated by Zhuang Wubin – Puppet Platform, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

2017                   Ke: History of Now – Wedeman Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

 

                            Artist Books from Vietnam, curated by Bay Library@Rabbits Road Press & OOMK Zine! – Rabbits Road Institute, London, UK

 

                            Bangkok Art Book Fair 2017 – Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

                            Revive, Artist Book 2nd Issue – Inlen Photo Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            The Singapore Art Book Fair 2017, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

 

                            Installation, XEM Collective 7th Issue – Inlen Photo Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            Art For You 6 – Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2016                   Under One Sky, Imago Mundi’s itinerant exhibition – Dianxi Science and Technology Normal University, Lincang, Yunnan, China

 

                            Vietnam Artists Book Project  – The Editorial Marketplace, Asia Art Archive and Vernacular Institute – Taipei Biennial 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

                           

                            Month of Art Practice, site-specific installations – Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

                            Saigon Artbook 6th Edition – The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            The Singapore Artist Book Fair 2016 – ArtScience Museum, Singapore

 

                            Out of Museum – Sao La Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2015                   March: Art Walk – Sao La Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            Conceptual Photography Project, curated by Zhuang Wubin – Zero Station, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2011                   The Red Thread, performance – Ferro-concrete Drilling & Cutting Studio, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

               

                              

RESIDENCIES

 

2019                   Ragdale Artist ResidencyRagdale Foundation, Lake View, Illinois, USA  

 

2018                   Art and War and Genocide Residency – Maine, USA

 

2016                   Month of Arts Practice-Limited 'n Infinite – Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

                            Artist in Residency program – New Space Arts Foundation, Hue City, Vietnam

 

                            Demilitarized Zone Project, curated by Makiko Hara – DMZ Art Space, Hue City, Vietnam

 

2015                   EcoArt Project, Muong AIR – Muong Cultural Heritage Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

 

ARTIST TALKS

 

2016                   The Birth Collection – The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2015                   Natural Organic Pigments on Painting – Muong Cultural Heritage Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

PRESS/

PUBLICATIONS

 

2019                   UT MFA candidate communicates Vietnamese trauma, decay in her practice – Phoenix Magazine

 

                            Graduate Student Wins 2019 Art Future Prize in Taiwan – School of Art UTK

 

2018                   New Vietnamese Photography in Love and Desire – Matca, August issue

 

                            Love and Desire: A Reunion Show – by Zhuang Wubin, Southeast Asia Photography

 

                            Vietnamese Folk Tales and Artist Quynh Lam – Saigoneer Podcast 

 

                            Quynh Lam and Her Creativity from Natural Materials – VTC10 Netviet Stories

 

2017                   Quynh Lam, a peculiar artist who picks up floral remnants – ELLE Magazine, February issue

 

                            Revive, Inlen Artist Book, 2nd Issue

 

                            Installation, XEM Collective 7th Issue

 

                            Month of Art Practice 2016, page 55-56, catalogue

 

                            Open Innovation 2017, artwork showcased at TEDxHCM – SOUL Music & Performing Arts Academy

 

2016                   Saigon Artbook 6th Edition – Tre Publishing House

 

                            Vietnamese Artists Excitedly Launched the Saigon Artbook, The Gioi Van Hoa Online

 

                            Vietnam Artists Book Project, the 8th Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Hawaii

 

                            Enduring Ephemeral – Vietnam Artist Book Project

 

                            Quynh Lam, Visual Artist, page 78-83, interviewed by Kelley Engelbrecht – Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Six

 

2015                   Vietnam: New Winds Collection, curated by Neeraj Ajmani – Imago Mundi project, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica Publisher, Italy                   

2011                   Responsibilities of an Architect – Architecture & Living Magazine, November issue

 

                            A Female Philatelist – Saigon Tiep Thi Magazine, November issue

 

2010                   Vietnamese Contemporary Artists Establish ‘Ferro-concrete Drilling and Cutting Studio’ – Sports & Culture newspaper, August issue

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 All works © Quynh Lam    

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