“My work is about my life as one of the ‘Vietnamese Boat People’: my refugee’s story. Surprisingly
my memory of this period is very patchy, where dreams and reality collide.”
Vietnamese Contemporary Artist
Hong Dam’s work is a journey of self discovery; exploring the universal themes of love, separation and hope. As a child who had to flee her homeland as a refugee, her work embraces the feelings of hopes and dreams. Her artistic use of colour, shape and form enhances the great tradition of storytelling, fusing the eastern and western cultures.
Against this backdrop, digital artist and sculptor Hong Dam’s work is a timely reminder of the emotional reality of living in exile.
Hong a contemporary Vietnamese artist graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Sculpture followed by an MA 3D Computer Visualisation and Animation. Hong has been a practising artist for more than 20 years and has worked with a variety of media – including sculptures, words and digital images.
Since 1997 Hong has worked as a Digital Artist on major Feature Films including: Babe Pig in the City, 10,000 BC and Ridley Scott’s epic film – Gladiator. Her personal work has been exhibited in various prestigious galleries such as: The Mall Galleries (London), Turner Contemporary & The British Museum.