Thi My Lien Nguyen

Artist and Photographer

CH/DE. b.1995

EDUCATION2014-17Bachelor in Visual Communication 
(BA Camera Arts)
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, Switzerland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS2024

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2018
in progress
Lehrerzimmer, PROGR, Bern, Apr – May 2024
everthing, in time
Kunst im Campus, Kantonsschule Romanshorn, 27 Feb – 28 Mar 2024
in progress: Pop-Up Café
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Three Grains of Rice and Some Gold
Coalmine – Raum für Fotografie, Winterthur 3 Jun – 24 Jul 2022
Hiếu thảo – With love and respect
Seitenwagen, Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil, 3 Jun – 5 Aug 2018

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONSMemory is an Editing Station – 22nd Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil
Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brazil, 18 Oct – 25 Feb 2024

Werkschau Zürich 2023
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 28 Sep – 8 Okt 2023

Let’s fêtes galantes
Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, 9 Sep – 7 Jan 2024

Paths in Flux – Images from the Diaspora
Fotostiftung Winterthur, 26 Aug – 28 Jan 2024

Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Art Prize Finalists, 12 – 18 Jun 2023, Messe Basel

Common Grounds
Biennale Weiertal, 21 May – 10 Sep 2023

Angkor Photo Festival 
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 6 – 15 January 2023

Plat(t)form 2023
Fotomuseum Winterthur, 9–11 Sep 2022

Heimspiel 2021
Kunsthaus Glarus, 10 Dec – 6 Feb 2022

Jungkunst
Halle 53, Katharina-Sulzer-Platz, Winterthur, 28 – 31 Oct 2021

Bestimmt, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, 4 Sep – 17 Oct 2021

Unexpected Paths: Viewpoints from Europe, Photo Hanoi
Vincom Center for Contemporary Art 5 May – 6 June 2021, Hanoi, VN

Memory: Über die Erinnerung und das Vergessen in ungewöhnlichen Zeiten
Kunstmuseum Olten, 23 Jan 2021 – 18 April 2021

Chranzrock ond Bechue:Adaptionen in Kunst, Mode und Kunsthandwerk
Museum Appenzell, 13 Sep 2020 – 16th Mar 2021

Dezemberausstellung: Fokus unter 40 Jahre
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 28 Nov – 3 Jan 2021

Remixing: Brunnen, Öffentlichkeit und andere Geschichten
Auto exNexTex, Aktuelle Kunst im Diskurs, St. Gallen, Oct 2020

From North to South and beyond: A Vietnamese photographic journey
screening night, Matca, Jul 2020, Hanoi, Vietnam

past & post: Fotografie in Archiv und Netz
BelleVue, Ort für Fotografie, Basel, 2 Feb – 5 Jul 2020

artgenève, Prix Mobilière 2020, Palexpo Genève, 30th Jan – 2nd Feb

From North to South and beyond: A Vietnamese photographic journey, 
screening night, Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Dec 2019

OHNETITEL – 20 Jahre Innerrhoder Kunststiftung
Kunstmuseum Appenzell, 24 Feb – 25th May 2019

Heimspiel 2018
Kunst Halle St. Gallen, 14 Dec – 10 Feb 2019

Prix Photoforum
Centre PasquArt Biel/Bienne, 3 Dec – 14 Jan 2018

Werkschau graduation show
Lucerne fair, 24 Jun – 2 Jul 2017


PERFORMANCES2024
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2021
True Connection Comes Through, 3năm Studio, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 4 Feb 
To Close With A Golden Key, 22nd Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, 22 Oct 
Gatherings (social intervention)
Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops, Siem Reap, 14 Jan
For the dead and living soulds (social intervention)
ptth:// Lucerne, 18-19 November
Gatherings (social intervention)
various ateliers in Lucerne, 15-17 Nov
Diasporic Food Experience
Photoforum Pasquart Bienne, 5 Nov
Mời,mời, 
Jungkunst Winterthur, 28-30 Oct

PUBLIC ART (Kunst-und-Bau)2024

Our Many Voices, City of Winterthur 
working with children on the themes around home & belonging
with storytelling, participatory photography and zine-making


GRANTS, NOMINATIONS AND RESIDENCES2024
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Landis & Gyr Residency, London
FUTURES Photography talent (nominated by Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne)
Werkbeiträge Kanton Zürich Finalist
Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Art Prize Finalist
Nomination A New Gaze (Vontobel Contemporary Photography Prize)
Nomination True Picture Award
Pro Helvetia Research Trip, Cambodia
Pro Helvetia Residency, Vietnam
Artist Grant, Canton of Thurgau
Goldene Feder Award, Coucou Magazin
whoiswho Thurgau 2022
Nomination C/O Berlin Talent Award
Research Grant by Canton of Thurgau
Shortlist 30unter30, Schweizer Journalist
Nomination Prix Mobilière 2020
Nomination Prix Photoforum, Biel/Bienne
Shortlist Photoboox Award, Lucca (IT)
Nomination Alumni HSLU Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS2023
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2022
2020
2019
Photo Library, Swiss Photo Foundation
Volkart Foundation
Kunstmuseum Thurgau
City of Winterthur
Canton Appenzell Interrhoden

PUBLICATIONS 2022
2017
Makét 02: From Here On Out, published by Matca, Hanoi, VN
Hiếu Thảo – With love and respect, self-published (artist book)

TALKS2023
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2021
2019
Discussion, Cultural Conference Canton of St. Gallen: “How/we”
Artist talk Sparx, Kiefer Hablitzel Göhner Show, Basel
Artist talk Matca, Making of Makét 02, online
Artist talk UBS sponsor event at Jungkunst, Winterthur
Discussion, University of Applied Science Lucerne:
„Invent and re-invent yourself: defining the future of jobs in the creative marketplace“

MEMBER OFvisarte Schweiz
near. swiss association
for contemporary photography

Women Photograph
Authority Collective

ENGAGEMENTongoing
ongoing
Les Complices*
Siselabonga
curatorial team
creative director (visual)


PRESS (selection)
coming soon

PAST CLIENTS, COLLABS & FRIENDS  (a selection)Alnatura Schweiz, Beobachter Magazin, CH Media, Coucou Magazin, Film Lodge, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst, Hodinkee Magazine, Kanton Thurgau, Der Landbote, Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse, Monocle Magazine, NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Reporter:innenforum Schweiz, Saiten Magazin, SRF Kultur, Stadt Winterthur, Stadtentwicklung Zürich, VSSM, Quanta Magazin, Werde Magazin (Weleda)