biography

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photo by Lam Hieu Thuan

Chung Nguyen is a performance maker based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, whose practice spans between dance/movement, performance art, and somatics to embody the concept of body-mind relationship. Chung’s works focus on the experience and sensations of the body in relation to movement, senses, time and space, and the interplay with objects. In 2021, Chung conceived Collective Consciousness | Collective Dreams (CCCD) - an ongoing research project and choreographic practice which emerges from the curiosity of lines manifested out of the meditative state of mind-body and sleep/dreaming experience.

Chung graduated from Vietnam Dance Academy in 2009. Between 2009-2016, Chung worked as a dancer at Arabesque Dance Company (Vietnam), T.H.E Dance Company (Singapore), and Cinevox Junior Company (Switzerland), and in 2013 was awarded a special prize at the Korea International Modern Dance Competition.

Working as an independent artist since 2017, Chung’s individual works, and collaborations with other artists/performers in dance, visual art, and sound art have been presented across Vietnam, Australia, America, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, and Switzerland.

Chung has also participated in artist-in residencies including Deep in the Mountains (Korea), Southeast Asia Choreolab, (Malaysia), The International Choreographers Residency-American Dance Festival (Durham, USA), Southeast Asia Choreographers Network 2 & 3, and Grey Space (2021-2023) - Cont-act Contemporary Dance Festival (Singapore).

Chung has received grants supported by Asian Cultural Council, and travel grants supported by Prince Claus Fund, and Goethe-Institut in Ho Chi Minh City.