ascher clemens

bauer paul

bollenberger ulrike

brucic carmen

de keller sandra

freuis catharina

gavrich irina

girardoni johannes

guschelbauer markus

hardegg luise

hosch rainer

klomfar bruno

koller severin

larcher claudia

manfredi anja

monaco julie

nguyen monika

oberndorfer markus

okazaki elsa

oláh stefan

ribarits tina

rodiek romy

sailer gregor

six&petritsch

schell moritz

schmid anita

traxler helga

waldschütz andreas

zeisel magdalena

ziegler laurent

MONIKA NGUYEN


   

ABOUT THE WORK
Participation at the Exhibition Uncommon Places (2015)

'THE MAID'S SHIFT'
The photo series The maid's shift shows different chamber-maids in upscaled hotel rooms. Instead of carrying out their work-related duties, the employees secretly make other use of the rooms. The photo work deals with the parallel existence of two different


social classes and visualizes the attempt to realize a projection of longing. The intrusion into another persons privacy and the crossing of social borders consequentially arises the breaking of taboos.




ABOUT THE ARTIST

Monika Nguyen is a Vienna-based stage Designer and Artist working in the fields of interior, installation and photography. Her free works emphasize sociocultural concerns in which she focuses on exceptional and extreme situations. Architectural environments serve as stages for interventions and narrations.

EDUCATION



Set Design for Stage and Film at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Parsons School of Design/ New York City
Doctoral Studies in Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Tokyo University of the Art

PRICES | GRANTS:

2013
2012
2009
2007

COMMENDATION, EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE
GOLD MEDAL AWARD, NEW IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
THEODOR KÖRNER PRIZE
KUNSTHALLE WIEN PRIZE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013
2012
2011

2010
2009

“THE MAID’S SHIFT”, URBANAUTS STREET LOFTS, VIENNA
“USED”, KABINE NADIRE, ISTANBUL
“HEIM-LICH, STILL UND LEISE”, DESTILAT SHOWROOM, VIENNA
“LOST”, MONTREAL ART HOUSE, MONTREAL
“THE BREAK IN”, FAAP, SAO PAULO
“AOKIGAHARA: SUICIDAL LIFESTYLE”, NADALOKAL, VIENNA

GROUP SHOWS:

2014


2013




2012

2011



2010

2008
2007
2006

photo::vienna, MAK, AUSTRIAN MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS/CONTEMPORARY ARTS, VIENNA
EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE, MUSEUM OF ESTONIAN ARCHITECTURE, TALLINN 14 EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE, KASSELER ARCHITEKTURZENTRUM, KASSEL
VIENNA SHOWCASE, MOYA/PALAIS SCHÖNBORN, VIENNA
AKTIONSRADIUS, VIENNA
AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM, BUDAPEST
EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE, VHS-PHOTOGALERIE, STUTTGART
EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE, DEUTSCHES ARCHITEKTURMUSEUM, FRANKFURT AM MAIN
NEW IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, FINALISTS EXHIBITION, STUDIO 17 GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE, FINALISTS EXHIBITION, MUSEO CIVICO G. FATTORI, LIVORNO
BARCELONA SHOWCASE, CASA BATLLÓ, BARCELONA
BEI GAO STUDIOS, RED GATE GALLERY, BEIJING
‘ACE, BUENOS AIRES
ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, FINALISTS EXHIBITION, ARSENALE, VENICE
CENTRO CULTURAL MONTE AZUL, SAO PAULO
ESC IM LABOR, GRAZ
AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM, WARSAW
KUNSTHALLE WIEN PRIZE, KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA
FEDERAL CHAMBER OF ARCHITECTS AND CHARTERED ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, VIENNA

STAGE / COSTUME DESIGN:

2013


2010










2005
2004

STAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN “GEGEN DIE WAND”, STAGE DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER SIMON
GARAGE X THEATER PETERSPLATZ, VIENNA

STAGE DESIGN “PROJEKT N”, STAGE DIRECTORS: ANDREAS ERSTLING, SUSANNE LIETZOW, DANIEL SCHRADER
GARAGE X THEATER PETERSPLATZ, VIENNA

COSTUME DESIGN “DER LETZTE VERGEBLICHE VERSUCH DER POPKULTUR”, STAGE DIRECTOR: SCHORSCH KAMERUN
GARAGE X THEATER PETERSPLATZ, VIENNA

COSTUME DESIGN “STARTGUTHABEN – ´68 – WAR DA WAS?”, STAGE DIRECTORS: NORA HERTLEIN, MARC JAGO, ANTJE SCHUPP
GARAGE X THEATER PETERSPLATZ, VIENNA

STAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN “ÁGROL-ÁGRA”, STAGE DIRECTOR: GERALD BUCHAS; SCHAUSPIELHAUS, VIENNA
THEATER IM DEPOT, OFF LIMITS FESTIVAL, DORTMUND
STAGE DESIGN “DIE PUPPENFEE”, CHOREOGRAPHY: MONIKA ZÖRRER; RABENHOF THEATER, VIENNA

CONTACT

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