Nguyen Trinh Thi
Born and reside in Hanoi
NGUYEN Trinh Thi (b. 1973, Hanoi) received her MA in Journalism from the University of Iowa in 1999, and her Master of International Pacific Studies from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. Her moving image work—including documentary and experimental films, single-channels and video installations—consistently engage with memory and history, and reflect on the roles and positions of art and artists in society and the environment. Her materials are diverse – from video and photographs shot by herself to those appropriated from various sources including press photos, corporate videos, and classic films; her practice traverses boundaries between film and video art, installation and performance. She has taken part in international exhibitions such as Singapore Biennale 2013, Jakarta Biennale 2013, Move on Asia: Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012 (ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany 2013), Women in Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012 (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan 2012),and Kuandu Biennale (Taiwan 2010). Based in Hanoi, she also founded and directs Hanoi DOCLAB, a center for documentary films and the moving image since 2009.