James Nguyen (b. 1982, Vietnam) relies on performance, the camera and the act of filmmaking itself to create works that explore the realities of migrants, refugees and diasporic communities in Australia. Focusing on his own personal origins and experiences, Nguyen often involves his family members in his videos and performances in a wide practice that also spans drawing and installation.
James Nguyen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the National Art School, Sydney, in 2012 and is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Arts at Sydney College of Arts (SCA), University of Sydney. He has been the recipient of the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship and the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 2014. He has participated in several group exhibitions and his first solo exhibition EXIT Strategy (2013) was at Bradfield College, North Sydney, while his recent solo exhibition, The Man With the Movie Camera, was presented at both SCA Gallery and FELTspace, Adelaide in 2014.