Bill Nguyễn

– Born in 1988, based in Ho Chi Minh City
– An artist, educator, writer and curator


After obtaining his BFA at Nottingham Trent University (UK), Bill returned home, and similar to other returnees, he shares an unsettled sentiment of being mentally neither here nor there. He finds in art a means through which he confronts, renders and displays his most honest self. Through various formats of artistic practices, ranging from performance art, creative writing to curatorial endeavors, Bill explores the notions of intimacy, foreignness, cultural contiguity and historical ‘truth’.

Since 2009, he has been an active member of the cultural landscape of Vietnam, collaborating with artist-run spaces such as Nha San Collective, Hanoi Doclab, founding alternative platforms for curatorial experimentation and audience engagement including Manzi Art Space and Curatorial Xaquan (online on Instagram). Bill is a former member of the curatorial team at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre. In January 2022, he was appointed Director of the Nguyen Art Foundation. He is an alumnus of the 8th Berlin Biennial Young Curators Workshop, as well as the CuratorsLAB initiated by the Goethe Institut South East Asia.