Duong Thuy Nguyen
MA Fine Art - Central Saint Martins, 2023
Duong Thuy Nguyen is a Vietnamese multidisciplinary artist, curator and writer based in London, who explores the intricate connections between nature and urban environments. Her artistic practice delves into the profound impact of rapid urbanisation on the vanishing rural landscapes of northern Vietnam. Graduating from Central Saint Martins with a distinction, Nguyen’s Master’s Fine Art project was awarded as a winner of Maison/0 This Earth Award and shortlisted for the MullenLowe Nova award and given an honourable mention by the Cass Art prize in 2023.
Her insightful writings have been featured in publications such as Art & Market, Ocula Magazine and Plural Art. She was also the winner of the art writing competition FRESH TAKE 2023, hosted by Art & Market. She is the co-founder of An.OtherAsian, an artist collective that has curated and organised exhibitions at London venues including Ugly Duck and the Koppel Project in 2022. Notably, Nguyen curated the celebrated Dreams of a New Moon exhibition events in honour of Lunar New Year 2023 at Central Saint Martins.
Nguyen has contributed to various artist talks and panel discussions at prominent institutions such as the Migration Museum and the Museum of the Home, where she offers her valuable insights into the Southeast Asian art scene.
Awards and residencies:
Shortlisted - Mullenlowe Nova Award, 2023
Honourable - The Cass Art Prize, 2023
Maison/0 This Earth Award, 2023
Winner of the art writing competition, FRESH TAKE 2023, hosted by Art and Market, 2023.
2022 Shaping Group for Vietnamese Archive Residency at The Museum of the Home, London, United Kingdom
2022 Art residency, MAKING WAVES: RHYTHMS, PATTERNS, FORCES, the Scientist in Residence, Programme partnership between Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and Tokyo Institute of Technology
2020 Art residency, stage design program, in collaboration with Đàn Đó group, Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam