Nguyen Phuong Linh

Calling herself a ‘travelling artist’ who goes on endless expeditions to learn and make art, Nguyen Phuong Linh may recall the mobility of ‘Renaissance artists’ in Europe in the sixteenth-century; however, her journeys in fact reflect more the urge to excavate untold histories, where fragmented realities and fictions lie beneath dust, dead generations and ordinary communities. Born as daughter of Nhà Sàn Studio’s co-founder, Phuong Linh’s teenage spent among the first and most pioneering generations of contemporary artists in Vietnam in late 1990s and early 2000s. She was rejected several times to Hanoi Fine Art University, and instead of being self-taught artist, Phuong Linh was indeed community-taught combining with self-learning and life-driven.