Hien Hoang was born in Quang Ninh, Vietnam and currently lives in Hamburg, Germany. She graduated from the Rheinmain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden with a bachelor’s degree in communication design with a focus on photography. She is currently working on various projects and completing a master’s degree in photography at the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) in Hamburg.

Hien is interested in identity, clichés and symbols. She has investigated these topics in various projects and in different ways. She experiments with arrangement, staging and installation in order to place ordinary objects and scenes in a new context and thus symbolically recharge them.

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

The Arts House – Old Parliament Singapore, Kunst in der Börse Hamburg, Museum Belvédère Netherlands, Begehungen Chemnitz, Photokina Cologne.

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2021: Intercultural Project Grant by the Ministry for Culture and Media Hamburg (Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg), Hamburg: Project “Made in Rice”

2018: Lugano Emerging Photo prize: Under the pants. Finalist.

2014: Deutsche Jugendfotopreis: the shadow seeker. Premiere prize.

2010: MOET Scholarship for education, Minister of Education Vietnam

2009: PAD Schorlarship


VICE, STERN/NEON, Deutsche Jugendfotopreis, SZENE HAMBURG, Allgemeine Zeitung, Wiesbadener Kurier, Wiesbadener Tagblatt


Deutsche Jugendfotopreis 2014

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