Nha San Collective - Nguyen Huy An
Born in 1982 in Hanoi and graduated from the Fine Art University in 2008, Nguyen Huy An is considered the most dynamic and innovative artists of his generation. Huy An’s work has been a process of trying to dig into the darkness of psychology. Most of these projects have been underlaid with an obssesion with memory, with the complexities of a pessimistic perspective. From installations, performance art to paintings and sculptures, Huy An’s works are highly acclaimed by international art critics and curators for their introspective, simple and strong concepts. His personality is reflected in his work.
He is probably best known in Hanoi as a performance artist. His performances are quiet, intense, sometimes gruelling, they challenge audiences and can be powerful and memorable. He has appeared, either solo or with the performance art group Phu Luc (Appendix) – which he co-founded in 2010 – in performance art festivals in Vietnam, Japan and Singapore and in important exhibitions such as LIMDIM in Oslo, Norway, Sounds Of Dust in 943 Studio Kunming, China and the unprecedented multi-disciplinary exhibition ‘Skylines with Flying People’ in Hanoi in 2012. Huy An has participated in a number of exhibitions and performance art festivals including 78 rhythms, Galerie Quynh, Vietnam (2014); Disrupted Choreographies, Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France (2014); If The World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Sounds of dust (somniloquy), 943 Studio Kunming, China (2011)...