Artist Hien Hoang in front of her exhibition featuring the performance video work "Made in Rice" and "Asia Bistro" in Frappant Gallery Hamburg, 2021
Hien Hoang in her exhibition

Hiền Hoàng (full name: Thu Hien Hoang) is a multimedia artist from Vietnam. She is interested in the concept of clichés, stereotypes, discrimination and sexualization of Asian. Her work is a combination of photography, installation and performance. Her goal is to create an immersive space where our habitual ways of seeing and observing can be provoked and hopefully changed. Recently, she was nominated as a FUTURES Talent by the curatorial team of the 8th Phototrienale Hamburg.

Her work has been exhibited at old Parliament Singapore, Kunst in der Börse Hamburg, Museum Belvédère Netherlands and Begehungen Chemitz among others.


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


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


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

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