Art CV

Solo Exhibitions

2015: Mai Nguyen-Long: New Media Work, The Cube, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW 7 Feb – 17 May;

2014: Neat Severances, NG Art Gallery, NSW 11-9 Nov;

2014: Beyogmos, Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW 28 Feb–25 May
2012: Diffusion, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale NSW;
2010: True Blue Doggie Morph, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale NSW;
2008: Godog & the Ascension of Dag Girl, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale NSW;
2007: Dag Girl & the Baby in the Box, SLOT, Redfern NSW;
2007: Aqua Mutt: an Installation with Dag Girl, Incinerator Arts Complex,
Moonee Ponds VIC;
2004: Mai long, SLOT, Redfern NSW;
2003: Mai Long Sydney Paintings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills NSW;
1999: Food Hall: Sweet After Taste, Regent Street Gallery, Redfern NSW;
1998: Myopic Macros, Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy VIC;
1998: Mai Long New Works, Bellas Gallery, Fortitude Valley QLD;
1996: Mai Nguyen Long, Bellas Gallery, Fortitude Valley QLD;
1996: E Chong: A Bilingual Installation with Incorrect Translations,
Hanoi University of Fine Arts Gallery, Vietnam;
1996: Transit Lounge (Arrivals –Departures), Australia Centre Gallery,
Manila, Philippines

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017: Dis/harmony, Thienny Lee Gallery group show NSW; 2017: Collections Connection: Size Matters Least 29 April-18 June 2017, Kids Gallery Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre NSW; 2017: Visceral, 1 July 2017-25 March 2018, Wollongong Art Gallery NSW; 2016: Studio Switch, curated by residency artists, Casula Powerhouse NSW; 2014: Beastly, Delmar Gallery, NSW; 2013: International Women’s Day, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong NSW; 2013: Matthew Gillett Gallery inaugural show, Scarborough, north Wollongong NSW; 2012: Agent Orange Art, Agent Orange Justice, Mori Gallery; 2012: Edge of Elsewhere COR project, “Celebrate-Obliterate-Recreate: an invisible
ritual of shared sacrifice” conceived by Mai Nguyen-Long for In Memory of a Name Curatorium (FX Harsono critical forum) 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art;
2012: International Women’s Day, Gallery: 5, Wollongong NSW;
2012: Generations, Wollongong Art Gallery NSW;
2011: Afghanistan–Australian Arts Project: Catharsis, Tragedy and Restoration,
Afghanistan, Dubai, Sydney;
2011: Switching/Shifting, East & West Art, Kew East VIC;
2011: Doggie Dogma, A-space on Cleveland, Surry Hills NSW;
2010: Chemical Agents, Artists of the 17th Parallel, Library Artspace, North Fitzroy VIC;
2010: CarriageArtworks, Redfern NSW;
2009:Vietnam Voices: Australians & the Vietnam War, Casula Powerhouse NSW;
2009: Nam Bang! (Vietnam War) Casula Powerhouse NSW;
2009: Too the Dogs, ASpace on Cleveland, Surry Hills NSW;
2009: Minding Animals, John Paynter Gallery Newscastle NSW;
2009: Artists of the 17th Parallel SLOT, Redfern NSW;
2009: Art from the Fringe, Carriageworks, Redfern NSW;
2009: SLOT 5th Year Anniversary, Satellite Project, Redfern NSW;
2009: Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing;
2009: Blake Prize for Religious Art Director’s Cut;
2009: Windows on Pain, Carriageworks & travelling venues NSW;
2009: Hope House for Afghan Widows, Sydney College of the Arts NSW;
2008: Super Seed, Frasers Studios, Chippendale NSW;
2008: Food for Thought, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale NSW;
2008: Sydney Art Fair NSW;
2008: Salon Des Refuses, SH Ervin & River Art Gallery NSW;
2008: Pooch, ASpace on Cleveland, Surry Hills NSW;
2007: Fragile Planet, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale NSW;
2007: Pocket Sculptures, ASpace on Cleveland, Surry Hills NSW;
2007: Political Football, The Artist’s Garden, Fitzroy VIC;
2007: Cropped, SLOT, Redfern NSW;
2007: Canine Capers, ASpace on Cleveland, Surry Hills NSW; 2007: Sydney Art Fair;
2006-8: I Love Pho, Casula Powerhouse Project at Liverpool Regional Museum,
Footscray Community Arts Centre, and Breadbox Gallery (touring NSW, VIC, WA);
2000: Ba Chi Em: Three Sisters, Cabramatta Library, Cutcliffe Gallery, NSW Parliament House;
2000: Viet: Celebrating 25 Years of Vietnamese Settlement in Australia; 3-26 Nov,
Casula Powerhouse, Casula NSW;
2000: Thinking Aloud, Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills NSW;
2000: Feature Artist: Rural Mental Health Conference 2000 Port Macquarie NSW;
1999: Guest Artist Vietnam-Australia Cultural Exchange Projects, Carnivale, Sydney;
1999: Vietnam Voices: Australians & the Vietnam War, Casula Powerhouse, Casula NSW;
1999: Annual Group Show, Gallery 4A, Chinatown NSW;
1997: Vietnam Voices, Casula Powerhouse, Casula NSW;
1997: Then and Now, Bellas Gallery, Fortitude Valley QLD;
1997: Humid State, Queensland College Art Gallery, Seven Hills QLD;
1996: Diverse Alliances, Ecole D’Art, New Caledonia;
1996: Ang de Latang Pinoy (Yes, the Filipino Can!), Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines;
1996: Feature Artist: Schizophrenia Awareness, Brisbane Exhibition Centre QLD;
1996: Editions, Bellas Gallery, Fortitude Valley QLD


2012: Metamorphic Mongrels
$11,700 Festivals Australia Grant in collaboration with Wollongong City Council; Series of 20 workshop sessions conceived and facilitated by Mai Nguyen-Long for 10 disadvantaged groups including: The Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation; WCC Cultural Services & Wollongong Art Gallery; Links to Learning x2 & Wollongong Youth Centre; Essential Personnel (Develop Empower Support); Wollongong West Public School x2; Waniora Public School; Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra; Coniston Men’s Shed & Healthy Cities Illawarra; 120 participants; CCD Project; 120 participants.
2009-2012: Storyteller/Performer, Stories East & West
Storyteller/Performer, Stories East & West, Directed by William Yang and Annette Shun Wah, supported by Performance 4a (Asian Arts Association of Australia); Performed in NSW at: The Zenith Theatre Chatswood, Parramatta Riverside Theatre, Company B Belvoir (upstairs & downstairs theatres) Surry Hills; Sydney Mechanics School of the Arts.
2009: Mission Mongrel
$20,000 City of Melbourne Grant auspiced by Multicultural Arts Victoria; Series of 10 workshops delivered at ArtPlay (Birarrung Marr, behind Federation Square) for 5 disadvantaged primary schools; concluding in group exhibition; conceived & facilitated by Mai Nguyen-Long; 120 participants.
2008: Pho Dog the Mongrel Adventurer
Developed and facilitated my first mongrel workshop in association with the Pho Dogs (commissioned by Casula Powerhouse) I created for I Love Pho; Delivered to mixed groups of adults & children at ArtPlay and Footscray Community Arts Centre inVIC, KULCHA in Fremantle (Multicultural Arts of WA), and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre NSW; Funded and toured by KULTOUR and Casula Powerhouse.
2008-2014: Mongrel Workshops
Once-off workshops in various venues around NSW inspired by breaking and remaking, the complicated self, and a mongrel dog. Materials: chopsticks, plastic bottles, packing tape, and newspaper. Participants begin by beheading a calico bear. The bear is transformed into a unique mongrel creature. Painting, collage, and other mixed media methods complete the process; Informed by Southeast Asian festivals and folk arts, especially transitory objects used in the ritual honouring of ancestors; Process echoes experiences of colonisation, migration, assimilation – and many other forms of adaptation and change. It is about loss, violence and healing. Ages 8 up; With and without previous art experience.

Residencies / Other
2009: Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing;
2009: Finalist, Blake Prize for Religious Art Director’s Cut;
2008: Finalist Salon Des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery NSW;
2008: Frasers Studios (3 months) Chippendale NSW;
1999: Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (AusAID),
Ministry of Health, Fiji;
1996: Hanoi University of Fine Arts via QLD College of Art (2 months)
Hanoi, Vietnam;
1996: Manila Studio via Queensland College of Art (2 months) Manila, Philippines

Selected Studies / Education
1997: Master of Arts in Visual Arts, Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University;
1994: Art History and Life Drawing, Hanoi University of Fine Arts, Vietnam;
1994: Vietnamese Art History, Hanoi University of Fine Arts;
1993: Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies, University of Sydney;
1990: Bachelor of Arts/Asian Studies (Art History & Modern Chinese), Australian National University;
1988: International Baccalaureate Diploma, AISM, Philippines

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