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.

by Tang Tang


'Tia-Thuy Nguyen: A Life Creative', Solo exhibition, The Factory of Contemporary Art Center, HCMC, Vietnam

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


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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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