Lêna Bùi. Kindred, 2021
Lêna Bùi, Kindred, 2021. Installation view. Single channel video projection with sound. Image courtesy of the 2022 Jeju Biennale.
Lêna Bùi. Circulations 10, 2021
Lêna Bùi, Circulations 10, 2021. Layered watercolor and ink on silk and paper. Image courtesy of mM ArtCenter.
Lêna Bùi. Making rubbings of a stump of a 150-year-old Khaya Senegalensis chopped down for road development in Saigon. 2018
Lêna Bùi. Making rubbings of a stump of a 150-year-old Khaya Senegalensis chopped down for road development in Saigon. 2018.
Lêna Bùi. Chainsaw marks no.3, 2018
Lêna Bùi, Chainsaw marks no.3, 2018. 187 x 131 cm. Pencil rubbings on tracing paper.
Lêna Bùi. Home (good infinity, bad infinity), 2018
Lêna Bùi, Home (good infinity, bad infinity), 2018. Installation shot. 3-channel video projection with sound.
Lêna Bùi (Vietnam) produces works that are draw sometimes from anecdotes, and at other times from in-depth articulations of human relationships to nature and the impact of rapid development on people’s lives. Working mainly through painting and video, she reflects on the ways in which tradition, faith, death and dreams influence our behaviour and perception.
During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Lêna will explore bodies in space — how space can be constructed to shape our movements and emotions, as well as structures of performance that can be used to weave elements in a video or painting into the viewer’s physical experience.
Lêna holds a B.A in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University. Her work has been shown in solo, group exhibitions and screening programmes such as Monograph 2023 by Asian Film Archive; 2022 Jeju Biennale, the Asia Culture Center, South Korea; Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Sàn Art and The Factory Contemporary Art Center, Vietnam; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany; and the Wellcome Collection, London.
Lêna was born in Danang, and currently based in Saigon, Vietnam.
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