by David Farnsworth
'Thuỷ Nguyễn: An Everyday Dream' - a solo exhibition at The Factory of Contemporary Arts
Curated by Dolla Merillees, this exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Tia's fashion practice, focusing on her reinterpretation and reinvention of Vietnam's national costume: Áo Dài. The exhibition will bring together Thuy Nguyen's past designs for her brand Thuy Design House and her inspirations and, as well as revealing stylistic innovation of the Ao Dai through the eras in materials, silhouette and form.
'Out of Thin Air' solo exhibition at Château La Coste
Château La Coste, France, will present the best artworks in the on-going series 'Looking Down the Troposphere', which Tia has been working on since 2018. This exhibition will invite viewers to a rather exhilarating cloud ride, also opens the doors to the artist's subconsciousness.
Tia-Thuỷ Nguyễn and Phố Bên Đồi 2019
I'm delighted to be a part of Phố Bên Đồi's upcoming festival in Dalat city. My painting, "Mid-Autumn #1" (2018) will be adapted into a mural at Dốc Nhà Làng neighbourhood. The mural will be on display for two years. I can't wait to share with you the final look!!!
Phố Bên Đồi or The City on Hills is Vietnam's first annual, inter- and multidisciplinary community art project taking place in Dalat city, Central Highlands region of Vietnam. With each edition responding to a specific theme, Phố Bên Đồi aims to transform the city - at the moment one of the hottest travel destinations in Vietnam, into an art and cultural hub of Vietnam and ambitiously Southeast Asia.
Tia-Thuỷ Nguyễn will be giving a talk at Vietnamme Talk's first edition about the use of tradition and heritage in her fashion and artistic endeavours.
This programme is a space in which artists and art seekers are able to exchange creative dialogues, with a hope to not only embrace the art-loving community, but also evoke Vietnamese inspiration in every people.