Nguyen Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based independent documentary filmmaker and video artist. She possesses Masters in Professional Journalism, University of Iowa; and a Masters, Pacific International Affairs majoring in Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, San Diego. She was trained in Photography and Ethnographic Film and Media Methods. She has produced documentary and experimental films that have been screened in film festivals n USA, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Brazil, and in Europe. Recent art exhibitions of her work include LIM DIM, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, 2009; The Making of the New Silk Roads, ArtHub, Bangkok, 2009; 10+, Nha San Studio, Hà N!i, Vietnam, 2008; Strategies from Within: An Exhibition of Vietnamese and Cambodian Contemporary Art Practices, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China, 2008, and In the course of our exchange, Yunart Contemporary Art Gallery, Kunming, China, 2008. She founded Hanoi Independent Documentary & Experimental Filmmakers Forum (Hi-DEFF) in 2007 to encourage independent filmmaking in Vietnam and collaborations among artists, filmmakers and others that holds biweekly documentary and experimental film screenings; founded and directed Hanoi DOCLAB, a new center for documentary filmmaking and video art in Hanoi.
Nguyen’s work is discussed in Nora A. Taylor’s presentation Not for Sale: Women, Experimental Art and the Marketing of Non-Commercial Art in Vietnam.