Nha San Collective - Lena Bui
Born in 1985 in Đà Nẵng, Lêna Bùi now lives and works in Hồ Chí Minh City. With a B.A in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University (USA) and training in woodcuts and ink painting, she has expanded her practice to include video and installation. Her works are at times amusing anecdotes and at others in-depth articulations of gender stereotypes, humans’ relationship with nature and how intangible aspects of life, such as faith, death and dreams, influence our behaviour and perception.
Her work has been featured in exhibitions including Residual: Disrupted Choreographies (Carré d’Art Museum, Nimes, France 2014), Foreign Bodies (Wellcome Collection, London, UK, 2013), Voracious Embrace (Hồ Chí Minh City Fine Arts Museum, HCMC, Việt Nam 2012), Let Momo eat cake (Mino Washi Museum, Japan, 2011) etc. Since participating in the 2012 Wellcome Trust initiative Art in Global Health, Lêna has gone on to work on projects with the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Việt Nam and Nepal.