James Nguyen is a Sydney-based artist interested in art and politics. His work is a mix from drawing, installation, video and performance. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the National Art School and a Masters of Fine Arts at Sydney College of Arts (SCA), University of Sydney. He has been the recipient of the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship and the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.
Nguyen’s video and performance practice looks at the process of making and observing art through the “performative potential of the camera”. By documenting the actual recording of footage, the camera and the act of film-making becomes part of the work rather than just the filmic apparatus.
Filming with Sarah Jacobson 2015
Three channel video (video stills)
Filming: Sarah Jacobson
Performance, Editing and Sound: James Nguyen