Đỗ Tường Linh is a curator/art researcher in Hanoi, Vietnam. Linh holds a BA in Art History and Criticism from Vietnam University of Fine Arts and an MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa from SOAS University of London, where she was the recipient of an Alphawood Scholarship. She has engaged in various art exhibitions and projects in Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and Europe since 2005. She is a fellow researcher for Site and Space in Southeast Asia, a research project run by the Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney, and funded by the Getty Foundation. She has participated in numerous international cultural arts and exchange programs, including the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, in 2019; Art Curators Conference, New York; Mekong Cultural Hub in 2018–19; CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference in Oslo; Asia Culture Center in Gwangju in 2018; 2018 Tate Intensive, Tate Modern, London; and French Encounter at Art Basel in Hong Kong in 2018. Some of her notable curated exhibitions include Citizen Earth (2020; Hanoi), The Foliage 3 (2019; VCCA, Vincom Center for Contemporary Arts, Hanoi), Geo-Resilience of the All-World at La Colonie (2018; Paris), No War, No Vietnam at Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten (2018; Berlin, and SEAcurrents (2017; London).
Global South collaborations, site specificity, public engagement, cultural mediation, translation, and the politics of the environment—these are but some of the many facets of curator Đỗ Tường Linh’s research and practice. This in-depth interview with Đỗ contributes to ongoing research and discussions about models of cultural work in Southeast Asia.