MAI NGUYEN-LONG Mai Nguyen-Long is a visual artist whose practice has developed parallel to a complex relationship with her Vietnamese heritage, searching for a deeper engagement with Vietnam beyond imaginings saturated by Vietnam War trauma. She has an academic background in Asian Studies, Art History, – TAASA Review December 2022


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and Museum Studies.

A year studying in Hanoi (1994) confirmed her regard for the importance of marginalised knowledge about the arts of Vietnam.

However, the weight of fixed narratives about Vietnam affected subsequent decades of distancing and intense questioning...