Brian Doan: hôme hôme hôme
The Vilcek Foundation
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6PM - 9PM
The Vilcek Foundation invites you to attend the opening reception of hôme hôme hôme, a new mixed-media installation by Vietnamese-born artist Brian Doan.
In his first solo show in New York City, Mr. Doan pieces together images culled from his fragmented past, creating art that is political as well as personal. Utilizing video installation, glass sculpture, satirical self-portraits, and mixed-media assemblage (one piece features photography printed on a found-object car door), Mr. Doan grapples not only with memories of a lost childhood but also with the ongoing question of identity and cultural belonging as a member of two very different cultures.
Poignant, thought-provoking, and not without a touch of humor, Mr. Doan’s exhibition presents a journey from a turbulent and war-rattled childhood in Vietnam through his continuing exploration of family, country, and the home he is still searching for.
Brian Doan has exhibited at a number of leading museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. His work has also been exhibited at the Milan Triennale. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including an award from the California Council for the Humanities, a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities. Born in Quang Ngai, Vietnam, in 1968, he attended high school and college in Vietnam, received his BFA from the University of Colorado in Denver in 2004 and his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2007.
Mr. Doan currently teaches in the department of visual arts and media at Long Beach City College, in Long Beach, California. He is married and a father of a 10-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.
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The Vilcek Foundation
Honoring contributions of immigrants by awarding the Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science and the Arts, hosting cultural events, and sponsoring cultural programs across the U.S.
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