Tuan Andrew Nguyen

b. 1976, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tuan Andrew Nguyen is a member of the artist collective The Propeller Group and a cofounder of artist-run alternative space Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyen’s work Enemy’s Enemy: Monument to a Monument (2012), acquired by the Guggenheim, features a carving of Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức, who performed self-immolation in 1963 in protest against governmental repression of the Buddhist community, thus transforming a classic American Louisville Slugger baseball bat into a meditation on the unifying and divisive powers shared by religion and sport. Nguyen’s Quiet Shiny Words, a 2008 solo exhibition at Ho Chi Minh City’s Galerie Quynh, centered on a collaboration with Vietnamese rapper Wowy SouthGanz and sound engineer Alan Hayslip. Ngyuen also has collaborated on Dinh Q. Lê’s The Farmers and The Helicopters (2006), which was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for Projects 93 (2010). Nguyen lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.

Photo: Courtesy of Tuan Andrew Nguyen

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