James Nguyen’s Porniniso is a playful work on intimacy, isolation and desire. Bringing together a long stream of opening credit sequences and soundtracks from pornography, Nguyen’s work reflects on the feeling when the internet becomes our whole universe, including for sex.
James Nguyen is an Asian-passing visual artist who has dabbled with painting, documentary filmmaking, and conceptual art. Born in the highlands of Vietnam on a coffee plantation, Nguyen arrived in Australia under the family reunification program. Nguyen completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga before pivoting to the arts and completing a BFA at the National Art School and an MFA at Sydney University. Currently, a PhD candidate at UNSW, Nguyen has previously shown at West Space and Next Wave Festival. James Nguyen is a current Gertrude Studio Artist (2018-2020).