Photo courtesy of Sung Tieu, taken in Bạch Mã, Vietnam

Will Pham graduated from the Postgraduate Fine Art programme at the Royal Academy Schools in 2018 and BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2013.  

He was an Associate Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in 2023, teaching his own unit ‘Archives On the Move’ as part of Urgency of the Arts. He was invited as Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths University, BA Fine Art & History of Art in 2024 and Visiting Lecturer for BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2024. He was invited as Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in 2024.

Solo exhibitions and commissions include A Night of Performances, Asymmetry Art Foundation (2024), VMHS Legacy Project, Vietnamese Mental Health Services (2023), Nocturnal Creatures, Whitechapel Gallery (2022), Rokoko, Skelf (2021), Record, Retrieve, Reactivate, CFCCA (2020), Little Vietnam, Turf Projects (2019) and RA Schools Show, Royal Academy Schools (2018).

Group exhibitions and screenings include From (Counter-)Archives to Activation, esea contemporary, Manchester (2024), Late at Tate- Lunar New Year curated by Trâm Nguyen and June Lam, Tate Britain (2024), New Work Series, LUX Moving Image (2024), The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2022), Nang Tu Do- Archives in the Camps, CUHK, Hong Kong (2020-21), Record, Retrieve, Reactivate, An Viet Foundation (2018), and Premiums: Interim Projects, Royal Academy of Art (2017).

He was awarded residencies and grants from The Elephant Trust Award (2024), the CFCCA Breathe Award to Taipei Artist Village (2018) and the Gasworks Triangle Fellowship to HANGAR, Lisbon (2015). 

His work was included in Arcadia Missa Gallery’s Annual Journal How to Sleep Faster Issue 14 edited by Maggie Matić (2024). His painting was featured on the cover of Journal of Vietnamese Studies (2024) and he has collaborated with Beatrix Pang on an artist book, Duc Văn Minh (2023). He was invited to moderate a post screening talk at the ICA, London, ‘We Need to Talk: Intergenerational Cinema of Asian Diaspora in Germany’ curated by Sarnt Utamachote (2024).

He lives and works in London and has a studio at Gasworks.

© WILL PHAM