WILL PHAM



NEWS

31 MARCH 2018
Group exhibition at An Viet Foundation

8 JUNE - 1 JULY 2018    
Degree show at Royal Academy Schools

22 JUNE 2018
Performance at the British Academy

5 JULY 2018
Feature review in the Hackney Gazette

9 JULY - 31 AUG 2018
Asia Art Activism Researcher in Residence and screening, Raven Row

15 AUG 2018
Screening selected by Recreative at The South London Gallery

29 SEPT - 31 DEC 2018
CFCCA Taipei Artist Village, Artist in Residence Exchange, Taiwan

1 NOV - 30 NOV 2018
Group exhibition at Space_31, Berlin

30 NOV - 23 DEC 2018
Group exhibition at Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

1 APRIL - 17 APRIL 2019
Group exhibition at The Reef, Los Angeles

5 APRIL - 16 MAY 2019
Group exhibition at Lien Viet Housing Association

24 MAY - 6 JULY 2019
Solo exhibition at Turf Projects

29 OCT 2019 
Screening selected by DAM Projects, Closeup Cinema

14 NOV 2019
Screening selected by Perch Arts, Ringcross Community Centre

24 APRIL - 12 JULY 2020
Solo exhibition at CFCCA Manchester

ABOUT

Born in London, UK, 1990

Lives and works in London

Foundation Fine Art, Chelsea UAL, 2009- 2010

BA Fine Art, Chelsea UAL, 2010- 2013

Exchange Programme, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, 2012

Postgraduate Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, 2015- 2018





An Viet Foundation, Hackney, London

Record, Retrieve, Reactivate, 2018
A series of actions to revitalise a closed down community centre in collaboration with Cuong Pham
Photo Credit: Hau Yu Tam





An Viet (Well Settled), 2018
HD video, stereo sound, 19:20mins
Installation view at the Royal Academy Schools, London
Photo credit: Andy Keate
‘An Viet (Well Settled)’, 2018, is a video installation exploring the history and current reality of An Viet Foundation- a closed down community centre in Hackney formerly serving Vietnamese refugees for over 35 years providing language support, employment training, business advice, health and social activities, the first Vietnamese UK housing association, a restaurant and a Southeast Asian research institute. It was founded by Mr Vu Thanh Khanh MBE who was a Vietnamese boat refugee, the first Vietnamese councillor for Hackney and recieved a MBE from the Queen in 2006.

Installation view as part of ‘Royal Academy Schools’, London, 2018
Photo credit: Andy Keate





Installation view as part of ‘Diaspora, Ma Homey’, Space_31, Berlin, 2018
Photo credit: TROI OI

An Viet (Well Settled), 2018 (excerpt)
HD video, stereo sound, 19:20mins

Installation view as part of ‘Record, Retrieve, Reactivate’,
An Viet Foundation, London, 2018
Photo credit: Jalaikon



Installation view as part of ‘Asia, Art, Activism’, Raven Row, London, 2018
Photo credit: Will Pham

Installation view as part of ‘Taipei Artist Village’, Taiwan, 2018
Photo credit: TAV







Little Vietnam, 2019- ongoing (video still)
Super 8 film transferred to digital, stereo sound, 16:40mins
Original score by An Ton That

Turf Projects presents a new commission, ‘Little Vietnam’, the first UK solo exhibition by London-born artist Will Pham. Pham presents a super 8 film paired with a musical score by An Ton That creating a reflective space to meditate on family, violence, innocence and gratitude through image and sound, retracing news footage report of the Vietnamese boat people in the 1980s. Pham has also provided a range of books including a Home Office report on Vietnamese refugees in 1982, a selection of food from his family vietnamese restaurant and a Channel 4 TV report in 1984 about vietnamese refugees in Britain which helps us to reconsider contemporary forms of legal and illegal immigration in the UK. This work is an ongoing documentation of family, time, intergenerational growth and reimagining an expanded family photo album.

Revisiting the Boat People, Channel 4 News, 1984




Production Image (Family Tree, Hanoi), 2018
Photo credit: Will Pham

Installation view as part of ‘Little Vietnam’, Turf Projects, 2019
Photo credit: Tim Bowditch

Installation view as part of ‘Little Vietnam’, Turf Projects, 2019
Photo credit: Tim Bowditch 





Little Vietnam, 2019- ongoing (video still)
Super 8 film transferred to digital, stereo sound, 16:40mins
Original score by An Ton That
Little Vietnam, 2019 (video still)

Little Vietnam, 2019 (video still)