nguyễn trinh thi

video and moving image works


Nguyen Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based independent filmmaker and video/media artist. Her diverse practice has consistently investigated the role of memory in the necessary unveiling of hidden, displaced or misinterpreted histories; and examined the position of artists in the Vietnamese society.

Nguyen studied journalism, photography, international relations and ethnographic film in the United States. Her films and video art works have been shown at festivals and art exhibitions  including Jeu de Paume, Paris; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; the Lyon Biennale 2015; Asian Art Biennial 2015, Taiwan; Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2014; Singapore Biennale 2013; Jakarta Biennale 2013; Oberhausen International Film Festival; Bangkok Experimental Film Festival; Artist Films International; DEN FRIE Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; and Kuandu Biennale, Taipei.

Nguyen is founder and director of Hanoi DOCLAB, an independent center for documentary film and the moving image art in Hanoi since 2009.



Vietnam The Movie: single-channel video, 60 minutes, color (2016)

Letters from Panduranga: single-channel video, 35 minutes, HD, color (2015)

“Landscape Series #1”: experimental film, 5 minutes, video, color (2013)

SOLO for a Choir: video installation, various loops, HD, color (2013)

“Que Faire”: video installation, various loops, HD, color (2012)

“Jo Ha Kyu”: experimental film, 10 minutes, HD video, color (2012)

I Died for Beauty”, experimental film, 8:23, HD video, color (2012)

“Rain, Poems, Toilet Paper”: documentary, 70 minutes, video, color (in production)

“Song to the Front”: experimental film, 5 minutes, B&W (2011) (#1 in project “Vietnamese Classics Re-Cut Series”)

“Unsubtitled”: video installation (various loops), HD video, color (2011)

“Chronicle of a Tape Recorded Over”: experimental documentary, 25 minutes, video, color (2011)

Terminal”: video, single channel, 5 minutes, color (2009)

“Spring Comes Winter After”: experimental video, 6 minutes, color (2009)

“93 Years, 1383 Days”: experimental documentary, 30 minutes, video, color (2008)

 “Love Man Love Woman”: documentary, 52 minutes, video, color (2007)

“A Chungking Road Opening”: documentary,20 minutes, video, color (2005)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: