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.

by Tang Tang

2020

'Tia-Thuy Nguyen: A Journey with Fashion', Solo exhibition, The Factory of Contemporary Art Center, HCMC, Vietnam

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RMIT Vietnam’s Bachelor of Fashion’s Graduation Mentor

2016

Director and  Designer of Art Fashion Show for Vietnam Culture Day, Rome, Italy.

2015

Founder and Creative Director of Thuy Design House fashion brand:

www.thuydesignhouse.com

2011

Productions

'Into Art Hills', Group exhibition at Pho Ben Doi, Dalat, Vietnam

‘Silver Room’ solo installation, Château La Coste, Aix-en Provence, France.

2019

The third (RED) Auction Exhibition, Sotheby’s Miami, Florida, USA.

2018

APEC Group’s Anniversary exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2017

Founder of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, HCMC, Vietnam:

www.factoryartscentre.com

 

Co-curator of ‘TechNoPhobe’ group exhibition, The Factory, HCMC, Vietnam.

2016

‘Philip Morris Prize’ Group exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2003

Solo exhibition at Mai Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2002

‘Young and promising Artists Exhibition’, Hanoi Contemporary Arts Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2001

‘Vietnamese Artists’ group exhibition, Hanoi Expo Center, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Group exhibition, Gallery Impression, Paris, France

‘Human’s Emotions’ solo exhibition, Gouman Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2000

‘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.

1999

Founder and Director of ‘Save Our Rivers’ Project, HCMC, Vietnam.

2016

Social Engagement Projects

Producer and Costume Designer of film ‘Cô Ba Sài Gòn’, Vietnam

2016

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.

2015

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PhD in Fine Arts at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architect, Kiev 

2014

Master of Fine Arts at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architect, Kiev 

2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Vietnam University of Fine Art, Hanoi

2006

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Awards

2019

‘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

Publications

2020

‘Lines/ Nét’, Tia Thuỷ Nguyễn, art book, Fine Art Publishing House

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