Andy Van Dinh
My process of art making are linked to the ideas of internal versus external, nostalgia, the ephemeral, and behave as a performance of identity. Like the self, my art is an accumulation of memories/concepts, searching for the inner by way of the outer and vice versa. Through this act, I celebrate the mundane activities that govern the way we -- as human beings — actively choose (or do not choose) to imagine, to love, to lose, to forget. I play with these narratives of longing to scrutinize the relationship between language and experience.
2011, Jack Wise Award for Excellence in art 2011, Jack Wise Award for Excellence in Painting 2008, John Will Art Entrance Award
2015, shortlisted IMF AWARD / Best Film in the category “The Single-Channel Show” ; 2012, BMO Art 1st Award nominee