Knoxville, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Drawing, Time-based, Performance, Installation
Nguyen Duc Diem Quỳnh (aka Quỳnh Lâm, born in 1988 in Saigon) is a Vietnamese contemporary artist. She graduated from the Fine Arts Association of Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and the University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. In 2018, Quynh was granted a Fulbright Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State and is now pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at the University of Tennessee School of Art. Quynh is a recipient of the 2019 Art Future Prize in Taiwan and also on the list of 15 young and emerging artists. She has an artist book from the 'Vietnam Artists Book Project' of Indochina Arts Partnership, which was sponsored by the Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund, and is archived in the MoMA library, Yamamoto Gendai, Bay Library, Salon Saigon, Dia Project, UCLA library, UTK John C. Hodges Library, Special Collections, and other art hubs. In addition, her works have been featured in many publications: Imago Mundi–Vietnam: New Winds Collection (2015), Saigon Artbook (edition 6, 2016), XEM (issue 7, 2017), Inlen (issue 2, 2017), and other domestic and international exhibitions.
My concern revolves around historical memories through postwar invisible traumas. From my family’s migration, I enjoy interpreting contemplative portraits of history by incorporating various media including data visualizations, documentary videos, performance, conceptual photography, and site-specific installations. My artwork examines the connections between my family history and my perception as a woman in Vietnam through identity, memory, and trauma.