Karine N'Guyen Van Tham in residence at Palazzo Vendramin Grimani

8 March 2024

The first phase of French-Vietnamese artist Karine N'guyen Van Tham's residency has come to an end.

N'guyen Van Tham was invited by Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro to Palazzo Vendramin Grimani together with Indian artist Parul Thacker for the realisation of the Biennale Arte Collateral Event exhibition Per non perdere il filo. Karine N'guyen Van Tham – Parul Thacker.

Karine N'guyen Van Tham has created a textile sculpture in the atelier on the ground floor of the historic residence, the first part of a triptych that will be completed during the artist's next two stays in Venice, scheduled for April and September.

The part of the work realised during the residence is characterised by the assemblage of textiles created on a small loom in the Oriental tradition, dyed and sewn with natural elements. For the realisation of this working title work, the artist draws inspiration from her relationship with the city and, in particular, her relationship with otherness as a foreigner. The artist's residency will resume in April, coinciding with the opening of the exhibition.

"Through these sculptures I explore human conditions, fragments of life, fragments of history, which I breathe into the textile."
Karine N'guyen Van Tham