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Quỳnh Lâm

b. 1988, Saigon, Vietnam; lives and works in Paris, France.

Nguyễn Đức Diễm Quỳnh, also known as Quỳnh Lâm, is an artist whose interdisciplinary approach to performance, video, painting, and installation has roots in architecture and the built environment. Quỳnh's work is characterized by an interplay between personal and collective memory, with a specific focus on her experiences as a Vietnamese woman, both within her homeland and on the global stage. Quỳnh's research delves into post-war trauma, the reconstruction of memories, and the complexities of displaced identities. She skilfully navigates the delicate balance of historical memory and invisible trauma that lingers in the aftermath of conflict. Frequently drawing inspiration from her family's migration, Quỳnh weaves a narrative that is at turns personal and political, human, and infrastructural. Combining data visualizations, documentary videos, performance art, photography, and site-specific installations, her works scrutinize the intricate connections between her family's history and her own perceptions as a Vietnamese woman, exploring the interstice of identity, memory, and trauma.

Recent exhibitions include New Mythology, PULSE Gallery, Bangkok (2023); Murmuration, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig (2023); Pier Paolo Pasolini & Dora Bassi: eredità ai contemporanei, Polo Culturale di Casa Maccari, Gradisca d’Isonzo (2023); même pas, poutant proche | not even, yet close, Golden Chain Gallery, Candoro Marble Building, Tennessee (2022); Art Space Tetra, Fujuoka & Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo (2022); Rituals & Rebirth, A.I. Gallery, London (2022); Mana Contemporary, New York (2022); Moggio Udinese – Fondazione Friuli (2022); ‘nước a memoir’, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville (2021); Peripheral Memories, Palazzo Costanzi Museum, Trieste (2021); TSA_PDF x SVA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, New York (2021); OF LIMITS, Stamford Arts Center, Stamford (2021) Alternate Space, Gallery ONKAF, New Delhi (2020); Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville, Nashville (2020) Back for Seconds, Gallery 1010, Tennessee (2019); Art Future, Art Formosa, Taipei (2019); The Foliage III, The Vincom Center for Contemporary, Hà Nội, (2019); Be Mesmerized, MGallery, Hôtel des Arts Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (2018); Ke: History of Now, Wedeman Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts (2017); International Film Festival, Utrecht (2017); and Taipei Biennial 2016, Taipei (2016).

Quỳnh Lâm has recently realised performances at Taipei Performing Art Center, Taiwan, (2023); Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, (2023); London Gallery Weekend, London, (2022); Berlin Art Week, ifa Gallery Berlin, Berlin (2022); and will be performing at Asia NOW 9th Edition at the Monnaie de Paris at the end of October 2023.

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