Tia-Thuy Nguyen(b. 1981, Ho Chi Minh City) was born and raised in Hanoi. After graduating from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts (2006), she moved to Ukraine, where she achieved her PhD in Fine Arts at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architect, Kiev (2014). Tia-Thuy Nguyen has been practising painting since 1999. Her artworks usually focus on the observation of her surroundings, and the colourful yet chaotic feelings of a woman who lives in this modern world. Being conscious about the difficulties of the Vietnamese art scene, in 2016, Tia founded The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam, that aims to be a dynamic destination for art and design display and education, demonstrating the creative criticality of Vietnam today. She challenges women’s roles in today’s society, with her own experience as a mother, a fashion designer and an artist. Tia-Thuy Nguyen’s artworks have been exhibited, auctioned and collected widely in Vietnam and Europe. Recently, she has been listed in ‘Top 50 most influential women in Vietnam 2019’ by Forbes Vietnam.
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