Photo Live: Phuong Ngo

Wed 22 Sept 2021 | 10 - 11am London | 7 - 8pm Melbourne

In partnership with Photo Australia

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Join artist Phuong Ngo (Australia) in conversation about their practice with Salma Tuqan, Deputy Director, Delfina Foundation (UK).

This event is part of an international season of PHOTO LIVE talks presented by Photo Australia, Melbourne in collaboration with Autograph. The ten free online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.

These talks are part of our exhibition Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other and are taking place in the lead up to PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (29 April – 22 May 2022).

about the artist

Phung Ngo

Phuong Ngo‘s practice explores the individual and collected identity of the Vietnamese Diaspora through the exploration of history, politics and culture. In doing so he examines contemporary politics through the experiences of his elders and ancestors. His solo exhibitions include ‘Conflicted: Works from the Vietnam Archive Project’, The Substation (2017), ‘Article 14.1’, Next Wave Festival (2014), ‘My dad the people smuggler’, Counihan Gallery (2013), ‘Domino Theory’, CCP (2012). Recent group exhibitions include, ‘Hyphenated’, The Substation (2018), ‘Migratory Complex’ Mons, Belgium (2015), ‘What Follows Came Before’ Seventh (2014), Vietnam/Australia: Voicing the unspoken, Yarra Gallery, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (2014), ‘Melbourne Now’ NGV (2013), ‘Debut IX’, Blindside (2013). He has also exhibited as a finalist in ‘The Substation Contemporary Art Prize’, Substation (2013, 2014), Digital Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery (2013), William and Winifred Bowness Photography Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art (2012), and ‘The National Photographic Portrait Prize’, National Portrait Gallery (2011).

You can see more of the artist's work on his website.

About Photo Australia

Photo Australia produces PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities, the Festival features free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions, alongside events and education programs. The Festival invites artists, curators, writers, academics and audiences to interrogate the major issues of our time through a central theme. The theme for PHOTO 2022 is ‘Being Human’ and the Festival will run from 29 April to 22 May 2022.

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This program is part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The theme of the Season is ‘Who Are We Now?’ and will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations.

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Images, from top: 1) Phuong Ngo, 'Conflicted: Works from the Vietnam Archive Project' [detail]. Photo: Matthew Stanton. Courtesy the artist. 2) Phuong Ngo, photograph by Jacqui Manning. 3) PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography Install: Broomberg & Chanarin, Spirit is a Bone, 2013 Photo: J Forsyth. 4Silvia Rosi, from Neither Could Exist Alone [detail], 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other.