Phong Bui (born September 17, 1964, in Huế, Vietnam) is an artist, writer, and independent curator. Phong is a graduate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. He continued his post graduate studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture and studied independently with Nicolas Carone. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Bui is a curatorial advisor at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Museum of Modern Art affiliate. In 2008, Phong Bui curated MINUS SPACE at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. It was a survey of 54 artists from 14 countries affiliated with MINUS SPACE curatorial project located in Brooklyn, NY and marked its fifth anniversary.
Bui publishes the monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail, which critiques the arts, politics, and culture in New York City. He also publishes The Brooklyn Rail/Black Square Editions, a venture that focuses on experimental poetry, fiction, interviews with artists, and art criticism.
In 2006, Bui won the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Pierogi, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Bui has lectured at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Bard College, Haverford College, and the School of Visual Arts. He has won an Arcadia Traveling Fellowship, a Hohenberg Traveling Fellowship, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship.
- Phong Bui's Official Website
- Bui exhibition at Sarah Bowen Gallery
- The Brooklyn Rail's Official Website
- P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
- MINUS SPACE