About Michael Nguyen

Michael Nguyen has been living in Munich since 2007 and has dedicated himself entirely to art again since 2018. He is an artist, not a photographer but more a photographic poet or something he himself could not define. He moves away from the mainstream, at the same time blurs genres. Most of the time, he focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, give them new perspectives, a new soul. Michael Nguyen’s photography is the art of showing more than you can see. Making visible – worshipping the invisible, he walks with the third eye of a wanderer through the visual adventure of life. At the Siena Creatve Photo Awards 2020 his artwork “In the darkest hours” was awarded: Commended in Category Nature & Landscape. In addition to his artistic activities, Michael Nguyen is in Editor-in-chief of the online magazine for photography and art: Tagree. www.tagree.de

 

Michael Nguyen about himself

Our head is round so that thinking can change direction – „a sentence by the writer and artist Francis Picabia, who inspired me as a young man interested in art and the art scene. Art broadened my perspectives and saved my soul. In the 1980s and 1990s I was a journalist, poet, photographer, cultural organizer and bookseller. After almost two decades, I found my way back to art in the dark times of my life in early 2018. Yes, once again art has saved my soul. Everywhere I go, my eyes and senses are in motion. With my camera I capture little things that we often don’t notice in everyday life. I like to observe people and photograph them in everyday situations.“

 

 

Awards
 
26.7.2020: MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020: The photograph “Corona-APP” has been granted with Honorable Mention in Category Abstract. The photograph “Tired Hero” has been granted with Honorable Mention in Category People
 
15.6.2020: Siena Creatve Photo Awards 2020:  My artwork „In the darkest hours“ has been awarded: Commended in Category Nature & Landscape.
 
2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: My artwork „In the darkest hours“ has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Nature/Trees
 
2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: My series “In unknown worlds of the subconscious” has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Fine Art – Special Effects
 
2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: Three of my artworks have been awarded MIFA – Honorable Mention 2020 1: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE in Category: Fine Art – Collage 2: ANTIMATTER in Category: Fine Art – Collage 3: STAY AT HOME in Category: Fine Art – Special Effects
 
27.5.2020: Four of my works “Corona-App”, „Antimatter”, “An uncertain future“ and “Outrun yesterday” have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the IPA – International Photography Awards One Shot / Movement Photo Contest
 
2019: For two works Honorable Mentions Award from Monovisions Awards “Man at the end of the corridor” &  “From Darkness to Light….”
 
2019: Nominee with my series “Loneliness in the realm of light and darkness”: FAPA – Fine Art Photography Awards, category: Night Photography.
 
2019: One of my works was awarded a prize: BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2019 Winner: Bronze: Category: Fine Art Special Effects Professional BIFA 2019 “From Darkness to Light….”
 
2019: Award Fresh19 Bronze Reportage / London. My winning entries are from the album “The World and Everyone We Haven´t Known”. This is a recognition for Michael’s work of portraying human conditions in a very human and touching way.
 
2019: Award Fresh19 / London Carbon. Category Portraiture. “There are still shadows in and around me after the war in Afghanistan, but the warming lights of loved ones on my skin give hope….”
 

 

Exhibitions

Munich / Germany: 17.9.2020 – 30.1.2021 Group Exhibition (Print). My artworks „The lost heart“, „The red table“ and “The cultural historian in the museum“ have been selected for the Exhibition „Was Menschen berührt / What touches people“ organized by Paul-Klinger-Künstlersozialwerk e.V. Ort/Place: Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labour and Social Affairs, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Familie, Arbeit und Soziales, Winzererstr. 9, 80797 München

Los Angeles / USA: 13.11.20 – 15.11.20 Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Reduction 8″ was selected for the „Minimalism” Exhibition, LACP – The Los Angeles Center of Photography

Los Angeles / USA: 13.11.20 – 15.11.20 Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Lights from above” was selected for the „Our amazing planet” Exhibition, LACP – The Los Angeles Center of Photography
 
Athen /Greece: 9.10.20 – 21.10.20 Group Exhibition (Print). My artwork “On a foggy day” was selected for the „Fine Art” Exhibition, Blank Wall Gallery
 
Washington DC / USA: 01.10.20 – 03.10.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Urban elements # 83″ was selected for the “Mostly Black“ Exhibition, The Fridge Gallery
 
Paris / France: 17.9.20 – 19.9.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Gravitation” was selected for the “People & Places“ Exhibition, Studio Gallery B&B
 
Paris / France: 17.9.20 – 19.9.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Homeland” was selected for the “Nature Photography“ Exhibition, Studio Gallery B&B
 
Sofia / Bulgaria: 10.9.20 – 12.9.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Platform projected” was selected for the “Art of Black & White“ Exhibition, Photosynthesis Gallery, Sofia
 
Hanoi / Vietnam: 10.9.20 – 15.9.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Three eyes” was selected for the “Memorable Portraits“ Exhibition, Matca Pictures Gallery, Hanoi
 
Milan / Italy: 10.9.20 – 13.9.20 – Group Exhibition (digitally showcased).My artwork “Platform projected” was selected for the “Art of Black and White“ Exhibition, MIA Photo Fair
 
Vienna / Austria: 03.9.20 – 05.9.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “End of the world” was selected for the “Street Photography“ Exhibition, Hinterland Gallery Vienna
 
Budapest / Hungary: 21.8.20 – 23.8.20 Group Exhibition (digitally showcased). My artwork „Antimatter” was selected for the “Art of Photography” Exhibition, PH 21 Photography Gallery
 
London / UK: 18.8.20 – 24.8.20 Group Exhibition (digitally showcased). My photograph „Still closed” was selected for the „Art of Black & White” Exhibition, Brick Lane Gallery, London
 
Barcelona / Spain: 13.8.20 – 15.8.20 Group Exhibition (digitally showcased). My artwork „The day before” was selected for the “My Favorite Shot” Exhibition, Valid World Hall, Barcelona
 
Vancouver / Canada: 7.8.20 – 9.8.20 Group Exhibition (digitally showcased). My artwork „In the darkest hours” was selected for the “My Exhibition Shot” Exhibition, The Space Art Gallery, Vancouver
 
Stockholm / Sweden: 23.7.20 – 26.7.20 Group Exhibition (digitally showcased). My artwork „In the darkest hours” was selected for the “Powerful Compositions” Exhibition, Kontrast Galleri, Stockholm
 
Berlin / Germany: 17.7.20 – 19.7.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Love” was selected for „Storytelling“ Exhibition, BBA Gallery, Berlin
 
Melbourne / Australia: 10.7.20 – 12.7.20 – Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “Still no answer” was selected for the”Dramatic Lighting“ Exhibition, Laurent Gallery
 
Athen / Greece: 26.6.20 – 28.6.20 Group Exhibition (Digitally showcased). My photograph “The third one” was selected for the “Nature Photography” Exhibition, Blank Wall Gallery
 
Berlin / Germany: 5.6.20 – 7.6.20 – Group Exhibition (print). My photograph “The Basin” was selected for “THE ART OF BW PHOTOGRAPHY“ Exhibition, BBA Gallery
 
Athen / Greece: 29.5.20 – 10.6.20 – Group Exhibition (print) “Streetphotography”. My photograph „One world, united freedom“ has been selected to be exhibited at Blank Wall Gallery.
 
Bobingen / Germany: 1.3.20 – 5.4.20: Group Exhibition (print) „Eine visuelle Begegnung in Bobingen”. My artwork „Munich waiting“ has been selected to be exhibited at Galerie im Unteren Schlößchen in Bobingen/Bavaria
 
Berg / Germany: 8.2.20 – 22.5.20 Group Exhibition (print) “Repressed Secrets” – Seven of my artworks , Haleh Gallery
 
Krailling / Germany: 1.12.2019 – 29.2.20 Single Exhibition (print) “Frames” – 36 artworks, Atelierhaus Krailling
 
Krailling / Germany: 3.11.19 – 29.11.19 Single Exhibition (print) “Mit dem dritten Auge eines Wanderers durch das visuelle Abenteuer des Lebens” – 72 artworks, Atelierhaus Krailling
 
Tartu / Estonia: 23.9.19 – 21.10.19 Single Exhibition (print) “THE WORLD AND EVERYONE WE HAVEN’T KNOWN (IN THIS LIFE)” – 26 photographs, Cafe Ruunipizza
 
Berlin / Germany: 5.9.18 – 31.10.18 Group Exhibition (print) “MLF”- 15 artworks, Meyr’s Hotel
 
 
Publications
 
 
 
01.08.2020: Michael Nguyen is presented with his photograph „Cover Mouth & Nose“ in the book publication „Staying home together“ which will be presented at the Trieste Photo Days 17.10.-18.11.2020 
 
30.07.2020: JaamZIN Creative July 2020 issue  / Singapore editorially presents the artwork “There is  a way”  from my series „Nature is within us”