Nha San Collective’s artist Nguyen Phuong Linh has been selected in the preliminary list of artists to participate in the 5th Singapore Biennale titled “An Atlas Of Mirrors” in October 2016.
The Singapore Biennale will return for its fifth edition on Oct 28 to explore relationships of history and culture within Asia. Organised by the Singapore Art Museum, its outgoing director, Dr. Susie Lingham, will stay on as the event’s creative director.
The four-month-long contemporary art exhibition, which runs till Feb 26 next year, is commissioned by the National Arts Council. Titled “An Atlas Of Mirrors”, it will have about 60 artists and art collectives from the region and will be put together by a team of 10 curators, six of whom are from the museum.
The preliminary list of artists participating in the event include Singapore’s Han Sai Por, Indonesia’s Titarubi and China’s Qiu Zhijie, and younger artists such as India’s Rathin Barman and Vietnam’s Nguyen Phuong Linh.
South-east Asia remains the point of convergence for artistic explorations at this biennale, but the scope will also encompass East Asia and South Asia, which were marginally represented at the last event.
Born in Hanoi in 1985, Nguyen Phuong Linh was literally raised at Nha San studio, the experimental arts space housed in her family home since 1998. She participated in its 2010 “EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM” with an installation entitled “Tree”.