A lecture by Oberlin's Pipo Nguyen-Duy.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Pipo Nguyen-duy was born in Hue, Vietnam, growing up within 30 kilometers of the demilitarized zone of the 18th Parallel. In 1975 he immigrated to the United States as a political refugee and took on many things in pursuit of his diverse life interests. As a teenager in Vietnam, he competed as a national athlete in table tennis. In 1983, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Carleton College. He then moved to New York City, where he worked as a bartender and later as a nightclub manager.
While living in the East Village in the 80’s, or as Pipo describes, “the crux of creativity in New York,” and meeting people such as musician Don Cherry and artist Keith Haring, Pipo interests turned to art. In 1992 he earned a Master of Arts in Photography, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 1996, both at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.
Pipo has received many awards and grants including, in 2011, a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been exhibited and is in public collections in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. He is represented by Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Event brought to you by the Asia America Art Collective.
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