Nguyen Quang Huy


A staple of a versatile artistic practice that includes installation, video and sound, Nguyen Quang Huy’s paintings of the landscapes and people of the Northern mountains of Vietnam are instantly recognizable for their dream-like quality. Hazy shades of blue caress our visual field while mountains, trees, houses, animals and faceless figures appear to be drifting in and out of the fog of a perennial winter, as if seen from the window of a moving train, a scenery half-remembered from a mysterious, vanishing memory.


Nguyen Quang Huy was born in 1971 in Ha Tay, Vietnam and graduated from the Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 1996. He belongs to the first generation of experimental Vietnamese artists who emerged following the Doi Moi reforms initiated in 1986. Quang Huy has held solo exhibitions in Vietnam, France, the UK and Germany and participated in numerous group shows in Asia, the US, Australia and Europe.  Notable exhibitions have been held at the Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi; EunAm Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea; ifa galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany; Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Noway; and Pavillon des Arts-Paris Musee, Paris, France. He has held residencies at Casula Powerhouse Art Center, Sydney, Australia; Pacific Bridge Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA; and Artist Unlimited, Bielefeld, Germany. Quang Huy’s works can be found in international collections such as the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Andaman Art Museum, Thailand; Post-Vi Dai Collection, Ho Chi Minh City and Geneva, Switzerland; and the World Bank, Washington, DC, USA.


Quang Huy lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam.