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). For almost 20 years of spanning diverse practices including painting, art installation, fashion design and film production, Tia-Thuy’s multi-disciplinary career has always showed an ardent admiration for the local Vietnamese traditions, folklores, rituals and beliefs. Tia-Thuy Nguyen is also one of the pioneers in Vietnam to embed traditions into modern life through contemporary arts.
Being conscious about the difficulties of the Vietnamese art scene, in 2016, Tia Thuy 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 prestigious collections in Vietnam, the UK, US and France. In 2019, Tia-Thuy Nguyen was recognized as one of the ‘Top 50 most influential women in Vietnam 2019’ by Forbes Vietnam.
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RMIT Vietnam’s Bachelor of Fashion’s Graduation Mentor
Director and Designer of Art Fashion Show for Vietnam Culture Day, Rome, Italy.
Founder and Creative Director of Thuy Design House fashion brand:
'Into Art Hills', Group exhibition at Pho Ben Doi, Dalat, Vietnam
‘Silver Room’ solo installation, Château La Coste, Aix-en Provence, France.
The third (RED) Auction Exhibition, Sotheby’s Miami, Florida, USA.
APEC Group’s Anniversary exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Founder of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, HCMC, Vietnam:
Co-curator of ‘TechNoPhobe’ group exhibition, The Factory, HCMC, Vietnam.
‘Philip Morris Prize’ Group exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Solo exhibition at Mai Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.
‘Young and promising Artists Exhibition’, Hanoi Contemporary Arts Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam.
‘Vietnamese Artists’ group exhibition, Hanoi Expo Center, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Group exhibition, Gallery Impression, Paris, France
‘Human’s Emotions’ solo exhibition, Gouman Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.
‘The Young and the Restless,’ solo exhibition, Gallery Cafe, Hanoi, Vietnam.
‘Nguyen Thu Thuy and Tran Nhat Thang’ duo exhibition, Gallery L’Atelier, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Founder and Director of ‘Save Our Rivers’ Project, HCMC, Vietnam.
Social Engagement Projects
Producer and Costume Designer of film ‘Cô Ba Sài Gòn’, Vietnam
Co-producer of the film ‘Sài Gòn, Anh Yêu Em’, Vietnam
Co-producer of the film ‘Tấm Cám The Untold’, Vietnam
Director of Thuy Design House’ Fashion Film ‘Áo Lụa’, Vietnam
Co-Creative & Co-Art Director of Phó Đức Phương’s live show, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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PhD in Fine Arts at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architect, Kiev
Master of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architect, Kiev
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Vietnam University of Fine Art, Hanoi
‘50 most influential women in Vietnam in 2019’, Forbes Vietnam
‘Vietnamese Pride Award’, Elle Style Awards 2019
‘The Most Creative Designer’, Vietnam Fashion Awards 2019
‘Lines/ Nét’, Tia Thuỷ Nguyễn, art book, Fine Art Publishing House