Quynh Dong (b. Hai Phong, Vietnam, 1982).
Quynh Dong creates hyper-real video works to provide an innate platform upon which she deliberately challenges cultural stereotypes. Her practice extends to also include performance and sculpture. She studied Fine Arts at Bern University of the Arts, and completed her MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, notably including the Kunsthalle Bern, Galerie Perotin in Paris, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, and Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner in Bern. She has further performed her works at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique Paris; Museé cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne in Switzerland ; LISTE 17, the Young Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland; the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, USA; and YAP`15, The Twinkle World, Exco 1F, Deagu, in South Korea.
Quynh Dong: Long Journey, 19 January - 28 February 2016
Yeo Workshop proudly presents the first video-based solo exhibition in Singapore by Contemporary Vietnamese artist Quynh Dong. A selection of three (3) major video-works, inclusive of one new piece, will be complemented by a body of intricate ceramic sculptures. The gallery boldly displays the extensive range of crafted skills by this up-and-coming Vietnamese artist for Singapore’s busiest week for Contemporary Art, “Art Week Singapore 2016”.
In the show titled “Long Journey” Quynh introduces us to a selection of varying realities. The gallery space comprises of 3 hyper-real video works and a selection of ceramic objects. Deriving the title of the exhibition from the1986 television series ‘Journey to the West’, a selection of similar motifs appropriate the essence of the work. The contextualised setting of each piece is independently created and digitally enhanced to promote a reconstructed understanding of what is real; an exaggerated setting at the threshold of emotional overload. By challenging notions of representation and tradition, the work adopts a romantic perspective. Questioning the subject of women, idolising paradise, and re-interpreting visual stereotypes, the work redefines the cliche aesthetic.KNOW MORE