KV is a London-based artist who examines Vietnamese queer identity through painting, performance, sculpture, and installation.
KV was born in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and grew up in Canada to Chinese-Vietnamese parents displaced by the Vietnam War. In his work he explores themes of migration and cultural assimilation through a re-examination of his parents experiences and his own. War trauma and integration correlate with the artist’s coming out as a gay asian man.
KV is a self-taught artist with a Masters in Structural Engineering. He is a recent recipient of funding from the Arts Council of England, Jerwood Arts, and a-n. KV has contributed to several juried competitions including the Derwent Art Prize (2016), Discerning Eye (2020), Royal Cambrian (2021, 2022) & Royal Ulster Academy Open (2021), Barbican Arts Group Trust Open (2021), BBC’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Programme (2019) and Landscape Artist of the Year (2022). Duong presented his first institutional solo exhibition at the Migration Museum in spring 2022.