See Kian Wee (Singapore), Phuong-Thao Hoang (Vietnam)

Objectifs and our International Partner Matca (Hanoi, Vietnam) are pleased to announce the recipients of the Objectifs Artist Residency 2019, following our open call for applications from Singapore- and Vietnam-based visual artists.

This reciprocal residency is dedicated to providing artists working in the medium of film and/or photography with valuable space, resources and networks to help them develop their visual arts projects. The residency programme aims to facilitate the research and creation of visual art works and regional networking between artists.

See Kian Wee (Singapore)

Based in Singapore, See Kian Wee (b.1989) uses art making as a method of investigation of the world around him. Fascinated by humanity’s need for storytelling, Kian Wee’s current art practice explores the relationship between the society, its myth-making mechanisms, and the narratives brought about by it. Working primarily with photography, he looks into its efficacy as a form of myth-making tool, often bridging into other visual and sensory media as well. (

Kian Wee will spend four weeks in Hanoi, Vietnam, hosted by Matca. 

Phuong-Thao Hoang (Vietnam)

Thao Hoang (Lac Hoang) (b.1995) is a visual artist from Hanoi, Viet Nam. She is pursuing a B.F.A in Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art & Design (2020) with a minor in Photography and Graphic Design. Her work consists of photography, video and drawings that often depart from found footage, elaborating on the elusive nature of memory and photographic records. She’s also interested in domestic space and its significance in the modern age, as the boundary between the private and the public is blurring virtually and physically. Deploying the language of intimate storytelling, Thao has used past work to reconstruct memory from images, investigate Internet voyeurism and social performance for the camera.

Thao has exhibited at Mint Collective (Columbus, Ohio), Wedeman Gallery (Newton, Massachusetts), Penland School of Crafts (North Carolina), Six Space (Hanoi, Viet Nam) among others…

Thao Hoang is based in Hanoi, Vietnam where she is working freelance under the name Lac Hoang as a fashion photographer and art director. Through whimsical storytelling, her editorial projects have dealt with issue of gender, urban living and narcissism in the digital age. For more information, please feel free to contact (

Thao will spend four weeks in Singapore, hosted by Objectifs.