KV Duong (b.1980 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) is a London-based artist with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, and performance. Duong grew up in Canada to Chinese Vietnamese parents displaced by the Vietnam War. In his work he explores themes of migration and cultural assimilation, through a re-examination of his parents’ and his own experiences. War trauma and integration correlate with the artist’s coming out as a gay Asian man.
Duong is a self-taught artist with a background in structural engineering. He has contributed to several juried competitions including Derwent Art Prize (2016), Discerning Eye (2020), Royal Cambrian (2021, 2022) & Royal Ulster Academy Open (2021), Barbican Arts Group Trust Open (2021), BBC’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Programme (2019), Sky Landscape Artist of the Year (2022) and Migration Museum (2022).
Duong has performed at Stockholm Supermarket International Art Fair (2021) and at various London venues including Raymond Revue Bar.
Gaze – Live body painting performance at Raymond Revue bar: Queer Frontiers, London UK. 2019
Presidential Chair 2021
Structural Integrity 2021