A NIGHT OWL AT WORKS

I enjoy the process of making art, working with different materials, believing that any and each kind of material allows me different perspectives and feelings. This in turn encourages me to harness and apply my ideas thus transforming my visions into realisations. Therefore I can express myself fully to achieve my ultimate goal of making art come to life and in doing so, to have people receive my art as a gift of life.

Exhibitions, installation and performances:

  • 2020 September – Equinox: Moment of Balance *Online participant, A global dance held around the world at the exact same moment in celebration of the Autumnal Equinox –organised by Global Site Performance, USA

  • 2012 January – Masks & Me (Visual installation/performance) *Solo – The Film and Theatre University – Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • 2010 July – Transformation (Performance) *Solo – Exhibition Hall at The Film and Theatre University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • 2010 April – Thing does not seem what it’d seen (Visual installation) *Group – Church Studio, Vermont Studio Center, USA

  • 2010 January – “X-Seconds” Film Project (Video installation) *Group – Viet Nam

  • 2009 July – The Imagination Portrait – from Fine Art to Performance Art (Documentary) *Film, directed by Nguyen Vo Ngoc Diem (Jennie Nguyen) – Documentation Film Festival, Singapore

  • 2009 May – Recession Shopaholics (Live Performance in participation of Singapore Art Festival) *Solo – Bugis Junction, Singapore Art Festival, Singapore

  • 2008 December –The Imagination Portrait of Ho Xuan Huong (Visual art installation/performance) *Solo - LaSalle College of Art, Singapore

  • 2008 October – Reflection/Image (Live performance), Finalist of “2008 CDEF Talent Prize” organized by Danish Embassy *Solo – Van Ho Culture Center, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

  • 2008 October – Rhizome II (Performance) *Solo – Eden Lounge, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • 2008 June – The Imagination Portrait of Ho Xuan Huong (Visual art installation/performance) *With Hoang Cuc Phuong and Nguyen Vo Ngoc Diem (Jennie Nguyen) – L’IDECAF Exhibition Hall, French Consular, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

  • 2007 September – Between Us (Visual art installation, UCA Degree Show) *Group Exhibition If It Is To Be – The Bridge Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, United Kingdom

  • 2007 March – Slum and Sunshine Life series (Visual art installation/paintings) *Group Exhibition Out of Nothing – Canterbury Environment Center in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

  • 2007 March – The Invisible World (Visual art installation/performance) *Group Exhibition Conversations in Art – Bay Art Gallery in Herne Bay, Kent, United Kingdom

  • 2007 February – Slum and Sunshine Life series (Visual art installation/paintings) *Group Exhibition an Exhibition – Ebony Twist Gallery in Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom

Creative movement is any improvisational and spontaneous movement generated by inner resources rather than a set routine or formal technique (smauff2, 2010). All movement is correct and the process of moving takes precedence over the product. Each individual and her own mind and body influence the result.

​Creative Dance and Movement

​Dance for community - Movement for connection!

Birds sing their songs in the ivory cage

an proposal for art installation project

Urban-ese and Urban-ian

Series of mixed media paintings.

From Ho Chi Minh City in 2005, I started to work on “Slum and Sunshine Life Series,” ideas spring from a dream I have had since childhood. At this time, everyone in my country was desperately poor. The Vietnamese had a saying then: “No one is richer, no one is poorer.” We all lived in the same situation, in the same kind of houses—some, like mine, made of cardboard—that are known as “slums.” Since that time, some of my friends have become wealthy, some not, but all of us have retained unforgettable good memories. We played under the rain, swam in green rivers, ran through the noisy markets... I want to keep our wonderful childhood memories alive.

Since then, I have been collecting materials to work on more series. I wish I had done more, but could not find time to turn my materials to artwork. "Shanghais" was the second one I did for private collectors only, per requests. The Shanghai Skyline collage had been auctioned by the Heart to Heart Shanghai Charity Organisation.  

​I am currently working on the "Auckland" series.

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Cú Mèo Blog

Where I stand for darkness...

I started this personal blog in 2009 to collect my travel experience. Since the Night Owl Art website is built, I have become less and less interacting with this blog. To merge everything at once, I put the link here for anyone who would interest. The blog had been a good writing exercise for me in both Vietnamese and English. 

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