Thi My Lien Nguyen (*1995) is a Swiss-Vietnamese visual artist and photographer, based in Switzerland. Her artistic and image-making practice, often using ethnographic methods, deals with the feeling and understanding of belonging and the sense of home, whereas she has a strong interest in post-migrant and diasporic realities. While questioning our way of living together and how we can create more inclusive spaces and therefore build more trust, she aims to create more understanding and representation between communities through inclusive and participatory methods. She graduated from Lucerne School of Art and Design in 2017 in Camera Arts and works as a freelancer photographer, visual storyteller and artist.


– 2022, Advancement Award of the Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
– 2021, Nomination C/O Berlin Talent Award, Berlin, Germany
– 2020, Nomination Prix Mobilière 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
– 2017, Shortlisted Photoboox Award, Lucca, Italy


– 2022, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
– 2022, Coalmine, Raum für Fotografie, Winterthur, Switzerland
– 2022, Heimspiel 2021, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
– 2021, Unexpected paths, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA, Hanoi, Vietnam
– 2021, Bestimmt, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, Switzerland


– Nguyen, Thi My Lien, Hiêu Thào – With love and respect, self-published, 2017
– Makét 02: From Here On Out, matca, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2022