WILL PHAM





Nàng Tự Do- The Archive of Art in the Camps (Garden Streams) and the Traces of Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, 21 Oct 2020- 16 April 2021

Funded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) & Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Artists: Art in the Camps Archive, Les Bird, Vicky Do, Law Yuk Mui, Will Pham
Curator: Ho Yin Leung






Little Vietnam (solo exhibition)
Turf Projects, London, 24 May- 6 July 2019
Commissioned by Turf Projects funded by Arts Council England & Croydon Council
Photo credit: Tim Bowditch

Little Vietnam, 2019, super 8 transfer to video, single projection, stereo sound, 16 mins 40 sec
Camera, Edit: Will Pham
Music: An Ton That
Cinematography Support: Jun Keung Cheung
Events: Rosalie Bell & Natalie Bell, Natalie Tan, Little Vietnam restaurant catering





The Lands Of
The Reef (Love Remedies), Los Angeles, USA, 1 April- 17 April 2019

Artists: Vickie Aravindhan, Indah Datau, Divaagar, Vinhay Keo, Looksorn, Chand C Mohan, Ariel Navas, Will Pham
Curators: Vickie Aravindhan, Ariel Navas






Diaspora, Ma Homey
Space_31, Berlin, Germany, 1 November- 30 November 2018


Artists: ASAI, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, CFGNY, Samuel Ibram, Mai Thu Perret, Will Pham, Soda Plains, TROI OI Projects (Sung Tieu & Nhu Duong) 
Curators: TROI OI Projects






Residency Exhibition
Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan, 30 November- 23 December 2018

3 month residency funded by Taiwan Ministry of Culture, CFCCA Manchester & Arts Council England





British Academy Summer Showcase
British Academy, London, 22 June 2018

Commissioned by Tamsin Barber & Diana Yeh funded by the British Academy & The Leverhulme Trust





RA Schools Show
Royal Academy Schools, London, 8 June- 1 July 2018

Funded by the Royal Academy Schools/ Patrons bursary
Photo credit: Andy Keate

An Viet (Well Settled), 2018, HD video, single projection, stereo sound, 20 mins
Camera, Edit, Subtitles: Will Pham

Cast: Neba K, Toan Vu, Cuong Pham, Hana Le
Music support: Cuong Pham
Sound Design: Rob Szeliga
Colourist: Clara Jo
Installation: RA schools, Hau-Yu Tam
Furniture: An Viet Foundation
Access: Hackney Chinese Community Services, Hau-Yu Tam
Press: Vincent Chow, Hackney Gazette






Record, Retrieve, Reactivate
An Viet Foundation, London, 31 March 2018

Commissioned by Hackney Chinese Community Services, Audio Visual equipment in kind support by Epson/Royal Academy Schools
Photo credit: Caro Gervay, Hau-Yu Tam, Will Pham


A series of choreographed actions to revitalise a former vietnamese refugee community centre in East London:


1) Cuong Pham, Hana Le, Ha Vu, Neba K, Will Pham, curated display (in the front restaurant space and upstairs library space)
2) Daikon Zine & Ha Vu Indigo zine, group discussion (in the front restaurant space)
3) Cuong Pham & Will Pham, map drawings (in the middle classroom space)
4) Will Pham, The Gift, 2018, HD video 3 channel projection, no sound, 15 mins, looped (in the back community space, turned off during performance)
5) Sung Tieu, Inferiority Complex, 2018, spoken performance displaced voice in darkness, 20 mins approx (in the same room as projection)
6) Hau-Yu Tam, group discussion (in the back community space)





Premiums- Interim Projects
Weston Rooms, Royal Academy of Art, London, 27 January- 5 February 2017

Photo credit: Andy Keate

Artists: Roland Carline, Mark Corfield-Moore, Ben Doherty, Lucy Evetts, Charlie Fegan, Gina Fischli, Thomas Langley, Deborah Olakigbe, Will Pham, Josh Pye, Marianne Thoermer, Sung Tieu, Issy Wood 





Waves
Turf Projects, London, 10 December 2016- 21 January 2017

Commissioned by Turf Projects funded by Arts Council England & Croydon Council
Photo credit: Tim Bowditch

Artists: Luke Burton, Abi Freckleton, Will Pham, Anna Salamon
Dancer: Rosalie Bell






Unusual Weight
HANGAR, Lisbon, Portugal, 1 June- 31 July 2015

Gasworks International Fellowship 2 month Triangle residency funded by Arts Council England & Gasworks Gallery






A place called home
Goldsmiths University, 17 October 2015

Commissioned and curated by Siyun Tang funded by the Goldsmiths Annual Fund





willphamstudio@gmail.com

B. 1990, London, United Kingdom

Lives and works in London

Education

2015-18 Postgraduate Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
2010-13 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2012 Exchange Programme, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada
2009-10 Foundation, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

Selected Exhibitions

2020
Nàng Tự Do- The Archive of Art in the Camps (Garden Streams) and the traces of Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong
Record, Retrieve, Reactivate, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester (solo)
Nation, Identity and Diaspora, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester (screening)

2019
Little Vietnam, Turf Projects, London (solo)
Resettled Spaces, An Viet Housing Association, London
The Lands Of, The Reef, Los Angeles, USA
DAM PROJECTS: New Moving Image, Closeup Cinema, London (screening)
Reality Runs Away- The Limits of Documentary, Perch Arts, London (screening)  

2018
Schools Show, Royal Academy Schools, London
Record, Retrieve, Reactivate, An Viet Foundation, London
Diaspora, Ma Homey, Space_31, Berlin, Germany
Residency Exhibition, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
Asia Art Activism, Raven Row, London (screening)
Recreative, South London Gallery, London (screening)
Growing Home, NQAPIA, San Francisco, USA (screening)
British Academy Summer Showcase, British Academy, London (performance)
Songs from Southeast Asia, SOAS Radio, London (radio)

2017
Gender, Identity & Material, Royal Academy of Art, London
Premiums- Interim Projects, Weston Rooms, Royal Academy of Art, London

2016
Waves, Turf Projects, London
Fictive Dreams, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

2015
Unusual Weight, HANGAR, Lisbon, Portugal
From, Hotel Elephant Space, London
A place called home, Goldsmiths, London (performance)

Awards and Residencies

2020 The Gane Trust Grant
2020 Arts Council England Emergency Grant
2019 Lien Viet Housing Association Commission, London
2018 Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) 3 month ‘Breathe’ residency to Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
2018 Researcher in Residence, Asia Art Activism, Raven Row, London
2018 Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac Hon Prize, Royal Academy of Art, London
2017 Celia Walker Art Foundation Prize, Royal Academy of Art, London 
2016 Tropical Lab Residency, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
2015-2018 Patrons Bursary, Royal Academy Schools, London
2015 Gasworks International Fellowship 2 month Triangle residency to HANGAR, Lisbon, Portugal