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Tra My Nguyen (b. 1992, Vietnam), is a Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture, moving image, fashion and textiles. Drawing on diasporic perspectives, her practice re-contextualizes material culture within the framework of global modernisms. Nguyen’s work delves into speculative narratives to explore the intersection of gender, labor, migration, and technology within the current neoliberal order.




Selected Exhibitions


2024
Grotto, Berlin (DE) solo - upcoming
Inversion, BPA// Room, Berlin (DE) upcoming

Means of Production, Lunch Hour, Sheerly Touch-Ya and Shisanwu, NYC (USA) upcoming


2023
Alter Ego, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Den Haag (NL)
Vida Pública, 4th Edition of BIENALSUR, Centro de Arte UNLP, La Plata (ARG)
Ghosting, M.1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt (DE)
Berlin Bishkek Art Weeks, Berlin (DE)
Open Studios, Intermix Residency, Riyadh (KSA)


2022
The Foliage VI, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi (VN)
The Fairest Art Fair, Kühlhaus Berlin (DE)
Fashion as Encounters, State of Fashion Biennale, Arnhem (NL)
Emergency Gathering, ACUD Galerie, Berlin (DE)
Empathic Device, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (DE)
A rite to transform, The Fairest, HOTO, Berlin (DE)


2021
Dress Code: Are You Playing Fashion?, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (DE)
Let Experiments become attitude, The Fairest, Postbank Tower Berlin (DE)


2020
Body Occupation, Dada Post, Berlin (DE)
The Virtual Salon, 8MM Bar Berlin (DE)
Positions Art Fair, Flughafen Tempelhof Berlin (DE) solo


2019
We are in this together, Universität der Künste Berlin (DE)
In Actu. In Potentia., fffriedrich, Frankfurt (DE)


2018
A Motorbike Sunbathes on a Patch of Plastic Turf, Human Resources, Los Angeles (USA) duo
Modefotografie. Retrospektive einer Zusammenarbeit, Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt (DE)



Selected Press & Publications

2023
TAZ, Bleibende Verluste, Text: Alexander Diehl
Voo Visits, Interview: Marie Wez
Intermix Residency Program Catalogue


2022
NXS 6th Issue, Phygital Fashioning
State of Fashion Biennale Catalogue


2020
Year Zero Magazine, Bad Blood, Sweat & Tears, Text: Max Migowski
Monopol, Nicht euer Moodboard, Text: Miriam Hinternesch
TUSH Magazine, Multimedium, Text: Laura Dunkelmann
Vogue, Berhard Willhelm Spring Summer 2020


2018
Modefotografie - Retrospektive einer Zusammenarbeit, Thomas Greis, Hofmann Thomas, Ute Mahler, Heike Becker, Verlag: Burg Giebichenstein, Exhibition Catalogue



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 & Programs

2024
BPA// Berlin program for artists, Mentorship Program
Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Travel Grant

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



Projects & Performances


2023
Costume Design for R.I.P., HAU Berlin, Kaserne Basel, FFT Düsseldorf (DE)


2022
Costume Design for POSTHUMAN WOMBS, HAU, Berlin (DE) 2021
Costume Design for Virtual Wombs, Kaserne Basel (CH) / HAU Berlin (DE)
Scenography & Costume Design for Virtual Wombs, IDFA Amsterdam (NL)


2019
Performance, In Actu. In Potentia., Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M. (DE)


2017
Performance, XLoca, Steinweg 5, Halle (Saale) (DE)



Lectures, Teaching & Talks


2024
Lecture, Studio Visit, Basis Klasse Visuelle Kommunikation KH Kassel (DE)
Articulations, Arts Printing House, Rupert Residency, Vilnius (LT)


2023
Artist Talk Notion of home, Berlin Bishkek Artweeks, Berlin (DE)


2022
Show Walkthrough Interview, The Here and There Collective
Guest Lecture, JUXTAPOSITIONS, University of the Arts Berlin


2021
Guest Lecture, Nothing is Original. Challenging Notions of Artistic Autonomy, University of the Arts Berlin
Panel Talk, How political can fashion be?, German Fashion Council



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