Selfsportrait von Hien Hoang. @Hien Hoang
Selfsportrait von Hien Hoang. @Hien Hoang

Hiền Hoàng is an artist from Vietnam, now based in Hamburg, Germany. Her practice is a combination of photography, installation and performance. She works around the concept of social value system, transformation of form and material as well as the self-intervention of identity.

Her work has been exhibited at Kunsthaus Hamburg, Arts Houses – old Parliament Singapore, Copenhagen Photo, Centro Centro Cibeles, Museum Benaki, Museum Belvédère Netherlands and Begehungen Chemitz among others.


2023: Louis Roederer Discovery Award, Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. Finalist

2023: Förderung für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum ( Funding for art in public space), Ministry for Culture and Media Hamburg (Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg)

2023: Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro – Arles 2023, Finalist

2022: Art Scholarship, Kunstfonds Stiftung (Kunstfonds Foundation), GER

2022: Winner / Solo artist at Framing Identity, by Copenhagen photography festival

2021: Nomination for Hamburger contemporary art grant, Ministry for Culture and Media Hamburg, Germany

2021: SHORTLIST IN KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2022, with the photo book “Asia Bistro”

2021: FUTURES Photography Talent 2021, nominated by the Triennial of Photography Hamburg

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, General Ministry of Education Vietnam

2009: PAD x Goethe Institut Vietnam Schorlarship

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

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

For more details, please go to this page: Exhibitions/Events


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


FOAM Magazine, Alles in anders (2021), Kunst in der Börse Catalogue 2020, Deutsche Jugendfotopreis 2014

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