|Born||Nguyễn Duy Hiếu
|Education||University of New Mexico|
Pipo was born in Hue, Vietnam. As a teenager, he competed on the Vietnamese national table tennis team. In 1975 at age 13, he left Vietnam for the United States as a boat person. Pipo graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1983 with a BA in Economics after which he moved to New York.
Pipo has received many awards and grants including an En Foco Grant; a Professional Development Grant from the College Arts Association; an American Photography Institute’s National Graduate Fellowship, NYC; a fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission in Salem, Oregon; a B. Wade and Jane B. White Fellowship in the Humanities at Oberlin College; and two Individual Artists Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in Columbus, Ohio. He participated as an artist-in-residence at Monet’s Garden through The Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny Fellowship, and also at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. He participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program in 2004.
His work has been exhibited and are in public collections in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. He is represented by Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Pipo is an Associate Professor teaching photography at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
Books & significant catalogues
- The inscrutable traveler: the photographs of Tseng Kwong Chi, University of New Mexico, 1998
- A thousand deaths Pipo, University of New Mexico, 1993
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