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Phuong Ngo is a Vietnamese-Australian artist and curator living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). He is co-director of Hyphenated Projects, based in Sunshine West with Nikki Lam. His practice is concerned with the interpretation of history, memory and place, and how it impacts individual and collective identity of the Vietnamese diaspora. Through an archival process rooted in a conceptual practice, he seeks to find linkages between culture, politics and oral histories and historic events.

Ngo’s collaborative practice with Hwafern Quach, Slippage, examines the cycles of history in conjunction with current geopolitical and economic issues through the lens of vernacular cultures, artifacts and language. Taking their Vietnamese and Chinese ancestry as a starting point and foregrounding their work in the personal, Slippage utlises ceramics as a medium to further critique issues closely linked to historic and contemporary forms of imperialism and global politics.

Image: Phuong Ngo, Photo: Jacquie Manning

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Jo Lloyd/​ Handsome/​ 22–26 February 2022/
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Chunky Move/​ Yung Lung/​ 1–12 February 2022/
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Matto Lucas/​ Impossible Dance (iv)/​ 23 January–14 February 2022/
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Lucy Guerin Inc/​ Pieces/​ 8–11 December 2021/
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Hyphenated Biennial/​ 3 December 2021–9 April 2022/
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Beth Thornber/​ Notes from lake cudgallagong/​ 26 November 2021–20 January 2022/
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