- Thao Nguyen Phan
Vietnamese artist Thao Nguyen Phan, the winner of the first edition of the Han Nefkens Foundation - LOOP Barcelona Award, presents a new production filmed in the rural areas of the Mekong Delta.
The film addresses the social and environmental impact of the technological transformation of agriculture in a region rich in history and traditions.
Thao Nguyen Phan has found a voice that is both unique and incisive. Her diverse practice includes complex, layered narratives, which create a form of storytelling that is at once grounded in her local landscape and in the communities she works with, while at the same time referring to fictional texts. She manages to fuse the universal and the local in a poetic and visually powerful way.
Becoming Alluvium includes a video with the same title and Perpetual Brightness, a series of Vietnamese lacquer-and-silk paintings, structured in the form of detachable folded screens.
the Han Nefkens Foundation - LOOP Barcelona Award, established by the Han Nefkens Foundation, the LOOP Barcelona and the Fundació Joan Miró, is an annual Award which aims to increase contemporary artistic production in the video art field by supporting artists of Asian origin or nationality.