My Dad the People Smuggler | Phuong Ngo

Working with documentary and portrait photography, Ngo’s practice studies the disjunction between war as an historical event and its impact on individual histories. This exhibition documents the personal consequences of his family’s past and their experience on the island of Pulau Bidong, a United Nations refugee camp established at the end of the Vietnam War in 1979.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 12 April 2013 to Sunday 05 May 2013
Launch Thursday 11 April 2013, 6-8pm

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Published by Counihan Gallery on Wednesday 13 March 2013.
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Through the integration of family photographs and collected objects, Ngo seamlessly mixes the personal with the political and the actual with the imagined, in a way that highlights the interdependency of these relationships.