Kim Duy was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1987. he studied panting at the University of Fine Arts, Hanoi from 2005 to 2008 before moving to Germany in 2010. he graduated in 2014 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, where he was under the instruction of Professor Jochen Flinzer who awarded him Meisterschüler. in 2018 Kim Duy was selected as an A. Farm residency artist for the July to December season in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. he now lives and works between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
through a multidisciplinary practice, Kim Duy questions the changing condition of time and space in art and language, the reading of history through visual art and the performative nature existing behind still images. his artworks use modest materials such as paper to explore his interests in minimalism, experimentation and abstraction. text appears regularly in his artworks as an allegory for the way information is transmuted through an individual’s subjectivity and the passing of time. his work rejects direct political commentary and instead looks at what art can do in society through a focus on the process of art making.