Nhu Xuan Hua is a french vietnamese photographer and artist based in Paris, working between Paris and London and taking commissions worldwild.
She studied art history and cinema before completing in 2011 the photography course at the Auguste Renoir Technical school in Paris .A year later Nhu Xuan moved to London, where she lived and worked on both national and international commissions for the largest fashion companies such as Dior, Maison Margiela, Kenzo and Gucci. Her imagery portrays narrative and conceptual visuals where photography occasionally meets mixed media. She shapes each component of the photograph, looking at every object as a tangible matter more than a functional tool. She uses her sets to turn her vision into reality, challenging the limit of the space and the bi-dimensionality of the frame that she fills with fragmented compositions.
Nhu Xuan moved back to Paris in 2021 and is exploring a more multidisciplinary story telling practice on the side of her fashion photography work. She is currently presenting her first solo show "Hug of a swan" at Huis Marseille, the Museum for Photography in Amsterdam (NL) as a retrospective mixing fashion and autonomous works from the past 6 years, enlightening her searching process on displacement of memories and Vietnamese heritage.
Her first publication Tropism, Consequences of a displaced Memory is published by Area Books .Based on archival pictures from her family, the digital intervention interprets these memories through a new angle, exploring the effect of dissipation generated by time passing and driven by the forces of an inherited memory.
Maison Martin Margiela, Gucci Beauty, Dior, Kenzo, Levi's, John Lobb, Happy Socks, Shiatzy Chen, Rosewood Guangzhou, Both Paris, Barclays Music, Universal Music Group, Atlantic Record, Warner Music Group, Warp Records
British Vogue, Dazed Beauty, MixMag, TIME Magazine, Numero France, Numero China, Wallstreet Journal, Financial Time Magazine, 10 Magazine, HERO Magazine, Vogue Italia, Far Near Media, WIRED UK, Paper Journal, Port Magazine, Vanity Fair Italy, CLASH Magazine, Morning Weekly China, South China Morning Post, Positif
2022 Tropism, Consequences of a displaced Memory, published by Area Books
2023 Solo Exhibition Hug of a swan, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, in collaboration with Huis Marseille
2022 Solo Exhibition Hug of a swan, at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020 Group Show FAKTURA (FOR A NERVOUS SPIRIT), Kim? Contemporary Art Centre - Riga, Latvia
2019 Group Show Nguyen Cong Tri Fashion & Contemporary Art Exhibition show “Cục Im Lặng.”, Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2019 Staged Performance "Theatre of Remembrance, Tropism Study 2" as part of Tutto Questo Sentire 'Exercise on Displacement 4/5', at Camden Arts Center on Cork Street - London, United Kingdom
2019 Performance "Self portrait in 5 tableaux", as part as Roberts Wood SS20 Presentation, at Institute of Contemporary Arts - London, United Kingdom
2018 Group Show for Paper Journal 01, at Webber Gallery - London, United Kingdom
2017 Group Show "Serendipity" A photography show by Numerique - Milano, Italy
2017 Group Show at Dasthe Art Space - Casablanca, Morroco
2022 Paris Photo - THE ARTIST TALKS BY THE EYES 2022
2022 Podcast "On Researching connection and memory through art, Pakhuis de Zwijger - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2022 &NỐI Channel - Episode 5 , NHƯ XUÂN HỨA: câu chuyện, tuyệt vời, tự hào, đầy chiêm nghiệm & nguồn cội Việt Nam
2017 Conference for Design and Creative industry, Main stage, at OFFSET DUBLIN - Dublin, Ireland
Features Articles and Interviews:
ID Magazine, Aesthetica, Fisheye, ID Korea, It's Nice That, Another Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Paper Journal, The Eye of Photography, Koi Magazine, Vietcetera, Matca, Far Near Media, Art Doc, L'Officiel Vietnam, Trendland, Fubiz, Hunger TV, Style Republik, Eyemag 29, Juxtapoz
Art direction : Bureau Kayser — Development : Anthony Ivol