Tulip was born and raised in a very traditional family, have seen the remnants of the war inflicting on Vietnam, went through the Đổi mới period (1986, the economic reform policy leading to Vietnam’s ‘socialist-led market economy), and witnessed the shifts of her own country under globalizations. Tulip Duong’s career has the unusual combination of mathematician, educator, marketing analyst and eventually artist. Tulip Duong is highly methodical in her approach to art making. The artist looks at a large pool of materials, resources, thematics, and methodology, before selecting a key theme for a new series, and working through the many artworks to reinforce the theme from various angles.  Tulip Duong’s art practice was given a strong boost when the Museum of Ethnography in Hanoi organised her first solo exhibition in 2005. The artist’s passion for art in its sheer creativity and openness, was consolidated through a visit of museums and collections in Europe in 2013, when she experienced not only many works she knew heretofore from reproductions, but also site-specific works, the context of the museums and collections, from the architecture to the museum photographs of Thomas Struth. Tulip Duong proclaimed, “there is no limit for everything in art!”.

ARTIST CV (please click to read her biography)