Pipo Nguyen-duy


Thursday, March 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Born in Vietnam, Pipo Nguyen-duy immigrated to the United States as a political refugee. Before getting his MFA from the University of New Mexico, he competed as a national athlete in table tennis, spent two years living as a Buddhist monk in India, and worked as a nightclub manager in the East Village of New York City. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for photography in 2011 and is currently a Professor of Studio Art at Oberlin College. His work in performance and photography deals with identity, immigration, and memory through the examination of his personal history and experience with dislocation.