We are a group of four artists who first came together and worked as an interdisciplinary collective in 2020. Consisting of Nguyen Thuy Trang, Nguyen Thi Minh Huyen, Do Dieu Hao and Pham Minh Duc, we are working in the fields of media art/film, visual and performing arts, and journalism/literature.
Nguyễn Thùy Trang (*1993 Berlin) is a Vietnamese-German writer and directress. Nguyễn studied media and film theory at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as Fictional and Non-Fictional Directing at the international film school cologne. In 2010 she was a founding member of the non-profit organization BERLIN ASIAN FILMNETWORK (BAFNET) with the aim to connect and empower Asian-German artists* among others. As a caster for Vietnamese roles, she is committed to a differentiated and accurate representation of those realities. Growing up as a child of South Vietnamese boat people in West Berlin and now residing in North Vietnamese East Berlin, she became more aware of heterogeneous, diasporic communities. The aim of her artistic work is to challenge norms of perception, empowerment and the preservation of cultural heritage.
Nguyễn Thị Minh Huyền (*1992 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a freelance writer, media researcher, and focuses on Vietnamese identity in the global diaspora. She studied and worked in NYC for five years, at last in the sports and marketing industry. As a marathon runner and co-founder of the running group WAYV RUN KOLLEKTIV, she explores Berlin’s urban space by foot, empowering BIPOC* as well as LGBTQIA* people to exercise outside.
When Huyền is not writing, or running, she is involved with ichbinkeinvirus.org – the network against racism: a digital documentation, archiving and transcription of knowledge and experiences of People of Color; and BIWOC* Rising, the first intersectional feminist co-working space for Women of Color*.
Do, Dieu Hao (*1986 Stadthagen, Lower Saxony) is a writer and director. His works explore postcolonial perspectives on historical memory of the American War in Vietnam. His directing studies at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF inspired him to think, speak and act critically of racism. With the goal of empowering new BIPOC voices for storytelling, he leads film workshops and engages in mentoring and film politics. He is an active member of the non-profit initiative BERLIN ASIAN FILM NETWORK (BAFNET), which has been working for diverse representations of Asian German realities in film and television since 2012.
Pham, Minh Duc (*1991 Schlema, Saxony) is a German-Vietnamese artist. Besides graduating in exhibition design and scenography at the HfG Karlsruhe, Pham also studied performance and design theory at the UdK Berlin. Pham’s artistic practice is deeply motivated by the need to reflect on traumatic experiences and to develop a new sense of the self. It is both the aim and the approach of an urgent creative will for change, self-empowerment, and the desire for self-determined social mobility.
Artistic Assistance: Pham Hai Anh
Project Assistance: Nghiem Van Binh
Web and Graphic design: Lee Jihee
Development Frontend and Backend: Ferenc Fejér
UX-Design and Online Project Management: Daniel Möller
System administration and hosting: Johann Philipp Strathausen
Editing and Translation German/English: Good & Cheap Art Translators
German Sign Language: Zentrum für Kultur und visuelle Kommunikation e.V. (ZfK e.V.)
Simple Language: reha GmbH
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