QUYNH LAM (琼 琳)

Lives and works in the United States

Nguyễn Đức Diễm Quỳnh (otherwise known as Quynh Lam) is a Vietnamese contemporary artist. She was trained early as a painter and was influenced by her family's traditional photography practices which tied her current practice with conceptual photography and archival projects. Quynh graduated from the Fine Arts Association of Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and from the University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. After working in an architecture firm as a 'day job' in order to support her independent art projects, her sensitivity to materials, spatial awareness, scale, and lighting in architecture—culminating in her later site-specific installation work. In 2017, Quynh was granted by the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MFA in Studio Art in the United States.
 

Quynh is a recipient of the 2019 Art Future Prize in Taiwan (Special Jury Prize), naming her on the list of 15 young and emerging artists. She has an artist book from the 'Vietnam Artist Books 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. 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. Recently, Quynh presented at the international conference “ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11” and she also was a fellow of Riedel Fellowship at Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, Illinois, USA).

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EXHIBITIONS

 

2019                   ‘I Am Not a Spy’, performance – Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

2018                   Be Mesmerized, commissioned by Acacia Fabrics – Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2013                   Secular Tree, performance – Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2010                   In Memoriam, performance – KCBT Art Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

GROUP

EXHIBITIONS

 

2020                   B#Side Peripheral Memories – B#S Gallery, Treviso, Italy (upcoming)

 

                            Le Micro Festival de L’image de Serralongue #2 – Serralongue, France (upcoming)

                            Mana Digital Open House Mana Contemporary & CADAF

                            Orange 8 – Zg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA 

 

2019                   The Foliage III, curated by Mizuki Endo – commissioned by Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

                            Ringer – A1 LabArts, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

                            SCUL – sUgAR Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

                            Back for Seconds – Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition, juried by Brian R.Jobe, Emporium Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Femissance: Period Piece, curated by the Women’s Coordinating Council – Birdhouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Domestic Oasis – Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

           

                            Obscura, curated by the Big Camera – A1LabArts, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

                            Art Future – Formosa Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan 

 

2018                   The Dirty Dozen – Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

            Love and Desire, curated by Zhuang Wubin – Puppet Platform, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

2017                   Ke: History of Now – Wedeman Gallery, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

                            Vietnam Artist Books Project, curated by Bay Library  the Netherlands International Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

                            Vietnam Artist Books Project, curated by Bay Library, Rabbits Road Press & OOMK Zine! – Rabbits Road Institute, London, UK

 

                            Bangkok Art Book Fair 2017 – Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

                            Revive – Inlen Photo Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            The Singapore Art Book Fair 2017  Gillman Barracks, Singapore

 

                            Installation, XEM Collective – Inlen Photo Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            Art For You 6 – Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2016                   Under One Sky, Imago Mundi’s itinerant exhibition – Dianxi Science and Technology Normal University, Lincang, Yunnan, China

 

                            Vietnam Artists Book Project  – The Editorial Marketplace, Asia Art Archive and Vernacular Institute – Taipei Biennial 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

                           

                            Limited 'n Infinite, site-specific installations – Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

                            Saigon Artbook – The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

                            The Singapore Artist Book Fair 2016 – ArtScience Museum, Singapore

 

                            Out of Museum – Sao La Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2015                   March: Art Walk – Sao La Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2013                   Conceptual Photography Project, curated by Zhuang Wubin – Zero Station, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2012                   The Red Thread, performance – KCBT Art Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

HONORS

 

2020                   W. K. McClure Scholarship, The Center for Global Engagement, UTK

                            Extraordinary Professional Promise, Chancellor’s Honors, University of Tennessee

                            Terry Burnette Memorial Scholarship, School of Art UTK

                            Orin E.Erma Gaff Scholarship, School of Art UTK

                            Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, by the Dean of the Graduate School UTK

2019                   Riedel Fellowship, juried by the Ragdale Curatorial Board, Ragdale Foundation

                            Dorothy N Dille Art, School of Art UTK

                            Art Future PrizeSpecial Jury Prize, list of 15 emerging young artists in Asia        

 

2018                   Fulbright Scholarship, funded by the U.S. Department of States

 

                            The International World Fellowship, funded by The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide:

                            World Fellowship recipients for 2018-2019 & additional funds for 2019-202 

2017                   Nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 2018

                        

2016                   Vietnam Artists' Book Prize, juried by Indochina Arts Partnership, funded by CDEF Grant, Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund

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2014                   First prize, 'Red memoirs', Bazaar compatible program #71: RED, Une exposition de peinture, Commissariat: The Observatory HCMC

                              

RESIDENCIES

 

2019                   Ragdale Artist ResidencyRagdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA  

 

2018                   Art and War and Genocide Residency – Maine, USA

 

2016                   Month of Arts Practice – Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

                            Artist in Residence – New Space Arts Foundation, Hue City, Vietnam

 

                            Demilitarized Zone Project, curated by Makiko Hara – DMZ Art Space, Hue City, Vietnam

 

2015                   Muong AIR – Muong Cultural Heritage Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

EDUCATION

 

2021                   MFA Studio Art, School of Art University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

2012                   BA Interior Design, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2007                   AA Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Association, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

ARTIST TALKS

 

2020                   Special lecture: Lost and Forgotten History by Quynh Lam, Fulbright Scholar, invited by Dr. Najung Kim, ARTH 183 and ARTH 414 – McCarty Auditorium,

                            Art & Architecture Building UT Campus, Tennessee, USA

2019                   Transformation in Art Practice – Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam

                            Lincoln Memorial University’s first annual Fine Art Graduate Symposium –  Paul V. Hamilton Center for the Arts, Harrogate, Tennessee, USA

                            ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 11, The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, International Conference – Reuter Center, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

                            Featured artist: Quynh Lam - 2019 Riedel Fellow – Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA

2016                   The Birth Collection – The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

2015                   Natural Organic Pigments in Painting – Muong Cultural Heritage Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

2020                   Contemporary works by emerging artists on display in Hanoi – Vietnamnet

 

                            An adventure of emotion – The People's Deputy Daily, The Voice of Vietnam National Assembly People's Council and People.     

 

                            Layers of emotion with 'The Foliage III' – Hanoi Grapevine

                            The Foliage III - An Adventurous Experiment of Contemporary Art – Tuoi Tre

                             

                            World Fellowship: In Her Own Words, page 57-58 – DKG Collegial Exchange, Volume 86-4 2020

2019                   La Photographie Contemporaine Vietnamienne et la Mémoire (Sélection d’œuvres d’artistes Contemporains Vietnamiens ou de la Diaspora Travaillant Leur Histoire),

           researched by Blanche Cardoner – École Du Louvre

                            Quynh Lam: Your Stories, Mnemonics – PHmuseum

                            Graduate Student Selected for Notable Residency, Fellowship – School of Art UTK

 

                            UT MFA candidate communicates Vietnamese trauma, decay in her practice – Phoenix Magazine

 

                            MFA Student Nguyen Duc Diem Quynh Receives 2019 Art Future Prize – School of Art UTK

 

2018                   In Art as In Life, by Dr. Shweta Kishore – RMIT University Melbourne

                            New Vietnamese Photography in Love and Desire – Matca, August issue

 

                            Love and Desire: A Reunion Show – by Zhuang Wubin, Southeast Asia Photography

 

                            Vietnamese Folk Tales and Artist Quynh Lam – Saigoneer Podcast 

 

                            Quynh Lam and Her Creativity from Natural Materials – VTC10 Netviet Stories

 

2017                   Discovery Vietnamese Photography 2017, by Quoc-Van Ninh – Goethe Institut Hanoi

 

                            Quynh Lam, a Peculiar Artist Who Picks Up Floral Remnants – ELLE Magazine, February issue

 

                            Revive, Inlen Artist Book, 2nd Issue

 

                            Installation, XEM Collective 7th Issue

 

                            Month of Art Practice 2016, page 55-56, catalogue

 

                            Open Innovation 2017, artwork showcased at TEDxHCM – SOUL Music & Performing Arts Academy

 

2016                   Saigon Artbook 6th Edition – Tre Publishing House

 

                            Vietnamese Artists Excitedly Launched the Saigon Artbook, The Gioi Van Hoa

 

                            Vietnam Artist Books Project, the 8th Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Hawaii

 

                            Enduring Ephemeral – Vietnam Artist Book Project

 

                            Quynh Lam, Visual Artist, page 78-83, interviewed by Kelley Engelbrecht – Wonderfilled Magazine Volume Six

 

2015                   Vietnam: New Winds Collection, curated by Neeraj Ajmani – Imago Mundi project, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica Publisher, Italy   

               

2011                   Responsibilities of an Architect – Architecture & Living Magazine, November issue

 

                            A Female Philatelist – Saigon Tiep Thi Magazine, November issue

 

2010                   Vietnamese Contemporary Artists Establish ‘KCBT Studio’ – Sports & Culture, August issue

                            First Opening at the KCBT Art Space – Tap Chi Van Nghe TFS, HTV9 ​Ho Chi Minh City Television

 

 

 

 

 

 

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