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Hong-An Truong

2013 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist

All that is Solid Melts Into Air (or, Making Ourselves at Home in this Modern World)

8’ x 16’ x 24’
Wood, Vinyl, Speakers, Audio, Crate, Xích Iô
2013
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Artist Statement
In my video, sound, and photography-based practice, I approach each project through a research process. Often starting with historical events, I attempt to examine how knowledge is understood through methods of translation, performance, and representation. My projects underscore the ideological underpinnings of historical narratives and raise questions about the elision and repression of the present moment in the service of the past. Often incorporating appropriated sound, image, and text, my work examines the precarious equilibrium between image and concept, word and meaning. I use archival material as a point of departure for exploring the politics of representation and the construction of difference and subjectivity in relation to history, time, and memory.


Hong-An Truong


Born: 1976, Gainesville, FL
Currently resides: Brooklyn, NYC

www.hongantruong.com

Education
• MFA, University of California Irvine, 2008
• BA, University of Arizona, 1998

Selected Exhibitions
• Hollow Center, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
• To Speak a Language (solo), Agape Enterprise, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
• Timing is Everything, University Art Gallery, UC San Diego, 2013

Selected Collections
• Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside, CA

Selected Awards
• Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, 2013
• Art Matters Foundation Grant, 2012

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