James Nguyen (AU)
Image: James Nguyen, Water 3, 2019, digital photograph, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist
Born 1982, Bao Loc, Vietnam, lives Melbourne
James Nguyen works with documentary, installation and performance. He often collaborates with members of his family to examine the politics of art, self-representation and decolonising strategies in diasporic practice. Nguyen has also collaborated with Salote Tawale in the group BAD MUDDA, and has worked with Astute Art Investments International to find interventions to engage with artists and communities from China, Australia and the greater Asia-Pacific region. Nguyen was the recipient of the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship and the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship and featured in the 2019 edition of The National: New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. He is currently a PhD candidate at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney.