Born and raised in Vietnam, Hang Hang (1995) studied scenography at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Hang Hang embraces the intermedia resonance by blurring the lines between performance and installations, using micro-histories and oral history. Her practice inquires the silencing of memory under different social contexts and pressures. Her current residency in France encouraged her to look into the intergenerational traumas of the Vietnamese people who suffered violent conflicts and displacements. By looking at her own family history, she investigates her parents’ craftsmanship to reflect on family legacies, what remains and what is lost.
In 2018, Hang Hang founded the Phu Lang Sa Collective, a community of emergent Vietnamese artists and cultural practitioners living in Europe. In 2022, Hang participated in designing a permanent exhibition for the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her personal works have been featured at the Théâtre de l’Aquarium in Paris, as part of the Nhà Sàn Collective’s Emerging Artists programme in Hanoi and at Documenta 15 in Kassel.
Project: Ni Poisson Ni Chair / Étranges Étrangers is an immersive performance and installation series based on non-linear narratives from the Vietnamese restaurant and nail salon working community in France and Europe.