b. 1976, Sai Gon, Vietnam

Lives and works Sai Gon, Vietnam

Tuan Andrew Nguyen graduated from the Fine Arts program at the University of California, Irvine in 1999 and received his Masters of Fine Arts from The California Institute of the Arts in 2004. He is a co-founder and currently board member of Sàn Art, an artist-initiated exhibition space and educational program in Sai Gon, Vietnam. Tuan has shown in numerous film festivals, internationl exhibitions, having works in the collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, Carre d'Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum. Tuan has received several awards in both film and arts, including an Art Matters grant in 2010. His work explores the body as sites and and as moments of resistance in public space and the impact of mass media on these moments of resistance. In his continual attempts at reworking the power dynamics of public space and mass media in general, he founded The Propeller Group in 2006, an art collective who positions themselves between a fake advertising company and archeologists of hidden historical conundrums. Accolades for the collective include the main prize at the 2015 Internationale Kurztfilmtage Wintherthur and a Creative Capital award for their video project Television Commercial for Communism . The collective has been featured in numerous international exhibitions including the The Ungovernables (2012 New Museum Triennial), Made In LA (2012 Los Angeles Biennial), Propsect 3 (New Orleans Triennial 2014), and the Venice Biennale 2015. In 2017, My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires was presented at the Armory Show New York 2017 and The Irony of Worship at the Whitney Biennial New York

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28 Jun - 28 Aug, 2018 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present acclaimed Vietnamese-American artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. “My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires” is a new series of art objects that explore the relationship between mythology, worship, animal extinction, human consumption and political protest.
02 - 05 Mar, 2017 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to present "My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires" by acclaimed Vietnamese artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b.1976) at The Armory Show 2017 as part of the Focus section curated by Jarrett Gregory (Booth F12). This new series of art objects explore the relationships between mythology, worship, animal extinction, human consumption and political protest.
22 - 26 Mar, 2016
Featuring works by 23 artists from Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam,
"Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia" at 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects
in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan district will present some of the most interesting and
innovative voices from Southeast Asia. Focused on the region’s shifting range of art
practices, the exhibition focuses on four countries from Indochina: Myanmar, Thailand,
Cambodia and Vietnam. There is a certain connection that can be felt among the works
but the origins and dialogues in play all have different sources that are particular to the artists’ personal backgrounds paired with the national, religious, political or social identity of each one.
14 May - 16 Aug, 2009
Co-curated by Dinh Q. Lê and Zoe Butt in cooperation with San Art, Ho Chi Minh City

Khánh Công Bùi, Tiffany Chung, Phù Nam Thúc Hà, Christine Nguyễn, Thi Trinh Nguyễn, Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn, Tuấn Thái Nguyễn, Tú Đức Nguyễn, Rich Streitmatter - Trần