Duy Hoàng is an interdisciplinary artist born in Vietnam in 1989 and is currently residing in New York City. He received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2013 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2017. Hoàng has exhibited across the U.S. and internationally such as, Festival Images Vevey in Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina Serbia; Kleine Humboldt Galerie in Berlin; ICA Singapore; Thomas Erben Gallery in New York; Lorber Family Gallery in Israel; the Royal Geographical Society Pavilion, London; Cahoon Museum of American Art, Massachusetts; amongst many others. Hoàng has also participated in residencies including ISCP in New York, La Becque in Switzerland; Mass MoCA in Massachusetts, Tropical Lab Singapore, A-Z West in California, Mildred’s Lane in Pennsylvania, alongside others; and has received awards such as the Wave Hill’s New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship; Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award; etc. Duy Hoàng was recently featured on the Weekend Journal series by the Brooklyn Rail. He is currently a finalist for the Queens Botanical Garden public art project, and participating at the Atlantic Center for the Arts residency at the moment.
Moving to the U.S. at a young age, the transition demanded my intensive observation and awareness, in order to comprehend the new foreign habitat. Consequently, my practice focused on our relationships to the minutia around us, in connection to the much larger environment, while searching for our place within that spectrum. With this desire for attentiveness, my practice dissects the surrounding location, accumulates discarded, found artificial/natural materials that are discarded and often overlooked, then applies observational processes to form site-responsive installations. This practice grows into a ‘nesting’ process, which embodies an obsessive impulse to investigate the construct of ‘home’ and pursue an understanding of our ecological symbiotic relationships.
The Echo Trobridge Artist Residency was named in honor of the BAC’s first artist in residence from 2014-2016. Echo was a ceramicist, teacher and very dear friend. She used her time at the BAC to work on her craft, share her knowledge and to learn from others.