Nguyễn Quốc Thành - Artist, Curator (Hanoi)
Nguyễn Quốc Thành lives in Hanoi, Vietnam and works as artist, curator whose works explore issues of queer aesthetics and activism. He is a co-founding member of Nhà Sàn Collective independent artist collective in Hanoi, and the collective's Curators Board member. In 2013, he founded and organized Queer Forever!, the first queer art festival in Vietnam. It has since become a space for queer art exhibitions, film festivals, film screenings, gathering, and discussions, to share love and knowledge on queerness and Vietnamese culture. Thành is an Equity Initiative 2019 fellow. He has participated in performance art festivals, exhibitions, and conferences in Japan, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam. His latest work is Vườn Lài Wonderland, a pop-up cinema, a book, a space for engaging with queer moving image heritage in Vietnam.