April 1–August 31 2017
Art in General, New York
Lê Thuận Uyên is an independent researcher and curator currently living and working in Hanoi. Her work investigates alternative histories of Vietnam, bringing to light personal narratives rendered absent, unknown or undesirable by the official historical record. Her projects often involve close collaboration with artists and investigate current socio-political contexts and their impact on artistic production in Vietnam. From 2014–2016 she was general manager of Nhà Sàn Collective—a Hanoi-based artist-founded institution that aims to support and challenge evolving artistic scene, creating room for new forms of expression, production and exchange. Her curatorial projects and collaborations include: Miền Méo Miệng, Skylines With Flying People, Embedded South(s), and a forthcoming Gang of Five retrospective exhibition (2017). Lê holds a BA in Politics from the University of York and MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London. She is in residence at Art in General from April–August 2017 through the support of the Asian Cultural Council.
Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program. Art in General also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.
Art in General’s Residency Program, presented as part of the International Collaborations Program, provides artists and curators from abroad with the opportunity to conduct research and create work in a new context and to meet and interact with art communities and audiences in New York City. This national and international Residency Program is uniquely focused in exposing artistic and creative processes, in initiating and promoting the dialogue between artists and the public, and in generating a better informed and recurring audience for contemporary art.
General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.