Monika Nguyen, born in Baden / Austria, is a Vienna-based artist working in the fields of architectural and landscape photography.

Studied Set Design for Stage and Film at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Started her doctoral studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts and received her doctoral degree in Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Scholarships by the Emanuel and Sofie Fohn-Stipendienstiftung, University of Applied Arts Vienna (project promotion, foreign exchange scholarship, research scholarship), City of Vienna (project promotion, science scholarship) and by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture (project promotion).

Artist-in-Residences in Qaqortoq, Stockholm, Madrid, Zurich, London, Istanbul, Beijing, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Cairo and Sao Paulo.

 

Awards / Grants

14 State Scholarship for Fine Art Photography / Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture

13 Commendation / European Architectural Photography Prize

11 Start Scholarship for Fine Art Photography / Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture

09 Theodor Körner Prize

07 Kunsthalle Wien Prize

 

Solo Shows

16 “relatively remote/remote relatives”, HABARI, Vienna

16 “Qaqortoq”, kaffemik, Vienna

13 “The maid’s shift”, Urbanauts Street Lofts, Vienna

12 “Used”, Kabine Nadire, Istanbul

11 “Heim-lich, still und leise”, destilat showroom, Vienna

11 “Lost”, Montreal Art House, Montreal

10 “The break in”, FAAP, Sao Paulo

09 “AOKIGAHARA: Suicidal Lifestyle”, nadalokal, Vienna


Group Shows

17 European Cultural Centre/Palazzo Mora, Venice

17 Delta Cultura Art Auction, Looshaus, Vienna

16 photo::vienna, MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts, Vienna

15 Young Austrian Photography, Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington DC

15 Young Austrian Photography, Culture House Boris Hristov, Plovdiv

15 Young Austrian Photography, Synthesis Gallery of Photography, Sofia

14 photo::vienna, MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts, Vienna

14 European Architectural Photography Prize, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn

14 European Architectural Photography Prize, Kasseler Architekturzentrum, Kassel

13 Vienna Showcase, MOYA/Palais Schönborn, Vienna

13 Aktionsradius, Vienna

13 Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest

13 European Architectural Photography Prize, vhs-photogalerie, Stuttgart

13 European Architectural Photography Prize, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

12 New Images Photography Awards/Finalists Exhibition, Studio 17 Gallery, San Francisco

12 Premio Combat Prize/Finalists Exhibition, Museo Civico G. Fattori, Livorno

11 Barcelona Showcase, Casa Batlló, Barcelona

11 Bei Gao Studios, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

11 ‘Ace, Buenos Aires

11 Arte Laguna Prize/Finalists Exhibition, Arsenale, Venice

10 Centro Cultural Monte Azul, Sao Paulo

10 ESC im Labor, Graz

08 Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw

07 Kunsthalle Wien Prize, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

06 Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants, Vienna

 

Talks / Presentations

10 Artist Talk, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, School of Arts, Sao Paulo

09 Pecha Kucha Night, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

09 International Cultural Studies Symposium, Ege University, Izmir

08 Inter Asia Cultural Studies Society, Yonsei University, Seoul

 

Stage / Costume Design

13 Stage and Costume Design

“Gegen die Wand”

Stage Director: Alexander Simon

Garage X Theater Petersplatz, Vienna

 

10 Stage Design

“Projekt N”

Stage Directors: Andreas Erstling, Susanne Lietzow, Daniel Schrader

Garage X Theater Petersplatz, Vienna

 

10 Costume Design

“Der letzte vergebliche Versuch der Popkultur”

Stage Director: Schorsch Kamerun

Garage X Theater Petersplatz, Vienna

 

10 Costume Design

“Startguthaben  – ´68 – war da was?”

Stage Directors: Nora Hertlein, Marc Jago, Antje Schupp

Garage X Theater Petersplatz, Vienna

 

05 Stage and Costume Design

“Ágrol-ágra”

Stage Director: Gerald Buchas

Schauspielhaus, Vienna

Theater im Depot, off limits Festival, Dortmund

 

04 Stage Design

“Die Puppenfee”

Choreography: Monika Zörrer

Rabenhof Theater, Vienna