Hoa’s practice is based on sharing cultural memories through craft, installation, and performance. She grew up in France in a Vietnamese community. Her family’s unwritten history is passed down orally and through everyday objects. These objects tell the stories of immigrant women who through their gestures build the link between two different cultures.
KV examines the Vietnamese (queer) identity through painting, performance, and installation. He explores themes of war migration and cultural assimilation through a re-examination of his parents’ experience of the Vietnam war and his experience of growing up in Canada in a minority immigrant family.
Following their first exhibition, No Place Like Home, in May 2022, KV and Hoa continue their collaborative research about the Vietnamese diasporic identity and the exploration of the concept of Home. They aim to give voice to other artists of the community in order to exchange the experiences and enrich the discussions.
KV and Hoa have been supported by Jerwood New Work Fund 2022 and 1:1FUND.