The Centennial Star, 2010. By Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen

Artist in Residence at the National Museums of World Culture

The National Museums of World Culture in Sweden has chosen Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen as Artist in Residence at the Museum of Ethnography in September - November 2015. Follow her blog The Archive as Subject.

During the residency, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen will investigate the museum's photographic collections with a focus on how personal and institutional histories collide and create friction in the archive. The work process will be presented at several public events at the museum and in the digital channels of the National Museums of World Culture.

As one of the foremost qualities of Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen's proposal, the selection committee emphasised her considerable experience in including communities in the artistic process - skills that will enable understanding and engagement with the project.

Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen is trained in Canada, USA and Sweden. Recent solo exhibitions include: Mercer Union, Toronto (2015), The New Gallery, Calgary (2015), MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montreal (2014); Momenta Art, Brooklyn (2014); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Tyskland (2013) och VOX: Centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal (2012). In Sweden she produced a commissioned site-specific sound piece for The Woodland Cemetary, A UNESCO World Heritage site in Stockholm. She has also participated in many group exhibitions most notably at the Montréal Biennale and in Toronto, New York, Saskatoon and Philadelphia.

The residency at the Museum of Ethnography is part of SWICH - Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage - a collaborative project involving ten European museums of Ethnography and World Cultures, with the aim of creating dialogues on citizenship and belonging in contemporary Europe. A total of 127 applications were received from artists all over the world for the position as Artist in Residence at the National Museums of World Culture.

For more information:

Lotten Gustafsson-Reinius, Director, The Museum of Ethnography
, +46-10-456 12 02

Michael Barrett, Curator, National Museums of World Culture
, +46-10-456 11 86

Tina Sjögren, Press relations, National Museums of World Culture

For more information on the EU-funded project SWICH, follow the link:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/projects/ce-project-details-page/?nodeRef=workspace://SpacesStore/ecbeb69a-8902-4444-a40a-6f0d2ba241c5