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All The Past Is Acting Now

By Hop Dac

2024
oil on canvas
65.5x57.5cm framed

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ARTIST STATEMENT

"The past has played an essential part in much of my work. I use nostalgia and vintage objects as timestamps to when the Vietnamese diaspora first started moving across the world and began settling in new countries. With this work I wondered if it was possible to extricate myself from that past, if I could be in the present without the past informing what I do and how I think. The violence in this question is the violence of identity to the exclusion of all else."

BIO

Hop Dac is a Vietnamese Australian painter and writer who came to Western Australia as a refugee in 1980. He studied Fine Art at Curtin University in Perth and Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT in Melbourne. He lives and works on Wadawurrung country with his partner and their two daughters.