|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.
Pipo is a 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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