BORN 1987, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
LIVES&WORKS Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

A multimedia artist who takes inspiration from literature, philosophy, and daily life to work on the ambiguities of history and of the norms proper to his country. Thao Nguyen Phan was educated as a painter to later work with film. She is interested in all stories that social, cultural, and institutional conventions avoid talking about or actively hide. The threat of excess consumption of the world’s resources it also a recurring theme in her production.


  • Becoming Alluvium, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, 2020
  • Poetic Amnesia, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany, 2018
  • Anywhere but Here, Betonsalon, Paris, France, 2016
The Bag 2022