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I am Tra My Nguyen (b. 1992, Vietnam), a Berlin-based visual artist with a multidisciplinary practice encompassing sculpture, moving images, fashion and textiles. Drawing upon diaspora perspectives, my practice re-contextualizes material culture within the framework of global modernisms.Delving into into speculative narratives, my work explores the complex dynamics of gender, labor, migration, and technology within the current neoliberal order.

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(*1992 Hanoi, Vietnam) lives and works in Berlin

Education

2024 BPA// Berlin program for artists, Mentorship Program

2022 AfA – Artist for Artist Masterclass 5th Edition, Mentorship Program

2019 Master of Arts, University of the Arts Berlin,
2017 Bachelor of Arts, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art & Design Halle

Residencies

2024 Rupert Residency, Vilnius (LT)

2023 Intermix Residency, Ministry of Culture, Riyadh (SA)
2020 Incubator Collective, Artist Residency, Dada Post, Berlin (DE)

Grants & Prizes

2024 Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Travel Grant

BPA// Berlin program for artists, Mentorship Program

2023 Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Atelier Stipend

Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTARTplus Stipend

2022 Stiftung Kunstfonds Neustart Kultur Stipend
2021 Akademie der Künste INITIAL Neustart Kultur Stipend

2020 Jury Prize Winner, Fashion Positions Award

Solo & Duo Exhibitions
2020 Positions Art Fair, Flughafen Tempelhof Berlin (DE)
2019 A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf, Human Resources, Los Angeles (USA)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Vida Pública, 4th Edition of BIENALSUR, Centro de Arte UNLP, La Plata (ARG)
Ghosting, M.1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Curation: Agnieszka Roguski, Hohenlockstedt (DE) Berlin Bishkek Art Weeks, Berlin (DE)
Open Studios, Intermix Residency, Diriyah Biennale Foundation, Riyadh (KSA)

2022 The Foliage VI, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi (VN) The Fairest Art Fair, Kühlhaus Berlin (DE)
State of Fashion Biennale, Arnhem (NL)
Emergency Gathering, ACUD Galerie, Berlin (DE)

Empathic Device, Curation: Anna Witt & Claire Koron Elat, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (DE) A rite to transform, Curation: The Fairest, HOTO, Berlin (DE)

2021 Dress Code: Are You Playing Fashion?, Curation: Eva Kraus, Susanne Kleine, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (DE) LET EXPERIMENTS BECOME ATITUDE, The Fairest, Postbank Tower Berlin (DE)
SecRed Gallery, Curation: Lukas Feireiss, Torstr. Berlin (DE)

2020 Body Occupation, Dada Post, Berlin (DE), The Virtual Salon, 8MM Bar Berlin (DE)

2019 We are in this together, Universität der Künste Berlin (DE)
In Actu. In Potentia., Curation: Alke Heykes & Sarah Crowe, friedrich, Frankfurt (DE)

2018 Modefotografie. Retrospektive einer Zusammenarbeit, Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt (DE)