Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai‘s (b. 1983, Hanoi) practice focuses on issues of the female body, sex, and constructed social values that affect women. Nguyễn’s works usually challenge and open up these issues, confronting the power relations between fear and desire, through experimentations with particular material and the evocation of bodily transgression. Most recently, her interests have shifted to examine the cause of human migration and statelessness.
Nguyễn is a graduate of Hue College of Arts, Hue University (2006). In 2012, she earned a MA in Visual Art from Mahasarakham University, Thailand.
Nguyễn is currently living and working in Hue, Vietnam.
What makes communities leave everything behind in search of a new land? Is it the perpetual hope for a better life? These are questions that Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai wishes to explore in her film 'Day by Day'.