Thinh Nguyen (b. 1984, Bảo An, Vietnam.), a cultural provocateur and critic who works to investigate the intersections of cultural values.
Nguyen is expanding on their current and ongoing project/s relating to the notion of social-cultural transition/ing. Their sense of belonging is located in a collection of post-consumer materials through their experience of homelessness.
Utilizing various media and post-consumer materials, they explore and expose oppressive socio-political power structures within those values. Nguyen performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Freewaves, The Mistake Room, The Hammer Museum, REDCAT, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Contemporary Irish Art Center Los Angeles. Their work has been written about in Artforum, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Hyperallergic, Artillery magazine, and numerous online forums.
Support for this project provided by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.