Sung Tieu, Subnational Enterprise, 2015; photo by Hans-Georg Gaul
* 1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam
lives and works in London, UK
Sung Tieu’s artistic practice encompasses a range of media, predominantly sculpture, photography and film, with her writing in prose and poems often providing source material. For Tieu, the experience of artistic production as a site of research and yet introverted form of individualised labour and expression becomes both her subject and process, elevating her inquiry to the broader and more relevant issues of cultural codes, their inherent power structures and susceptibility to misinterpretation in today’s vast global systems. Her practice exists through a series of geographic displacements: between her birthplace, Vietnam, her perceived home city, Berlin and the internationalised culture she later grew up in.