PHI Prune

Long distance call



Having moved to the United States to find her Vietnamese family separated by war, Prune Phi lived within a community that felt as connected to its traditions as to the American way of life. Long distance call testifies of the challenges of exile and the inherited trauma from one generation to the next. From her experience at the crossroads of two cultures, Prune Phi attempts to deconstruct the codes. In her installations in constant movement, she combines drawings and fragments of narratives collected from her family and the young Vietnamese American generation, which she illustrates with personal photos and images found in magazines. She pieces together her own history to create and reinvent a common narrative.

About the artist

Born in 1991, Prune Phi is an artist and a photographer. After pursuing a Master on Artistic Creation, theory and Mediation, as well as one year residency at the Birmingham institute of Art and Design in England, she graduated from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in 2018. She exhibited her work at the Centre Méditerranéen de l’Image, at the SiFest Off in Italie and during the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles.