In Vietnamese, the word 'Duyên' is casually used in daily conversation that its own meaning is often overlooked. The best translation to describe this word is 'tied by fate' which sounds dramatic in English, yet so subtle and gentle in Vietnamese. Drawing on my Vietnamese heritage and as an individual living in Europe, this body of work engages with the theme of cultural identity. It explores memory and nostalgia and reflects on how a culture and country of origin have a pervasive and continued influence on personality and aesthetic. This is a journey on perspective. Now as an outsider, I can reconnect with my own culture with a renewed sense of celebration.
Eleanor Barry • Madison Donohue • Hannah Donohue • Hoang Duong • Juliana Falanghe • Max Feehan • Sorcha Flattery • Thomas Hall • Philip Mc Millen • Corinna Nolan • Conor O'Rourke • Kate Swift •