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Solo Exhibitions

 Photography meets Science - Exhibition of Michael...

Photography meets Science - Exhibition of Michael Nguyen's Photographs at the Max Planck Institute in a Science Suburb of Munich: Clarity of Seeing, Fantasy of Interpretation

Solo Exhibiton 

24.10.2022 - 01.01.2023: Martinsried (Munich) / Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried will show around 30 photographs by Michael Nguyen in an exhibition. Martinsried is one of the two science suburbs of Munich, a district of the municipality of Planegg in the district of Munich in Bavaria. The exhibition, which take place in the foyer of the Institute, “build a bridge between science and arts”. The exhibition shows works from 2020 - 2022, architectural objects, plays of light and shadow, reflections and architectures shot in different cities in Europe. More

24.10.- 01.01.2023
Mon-Fri 08.00 - 00.00
Sat, Sun & public holidays 08.00 - 20.00
Visitors please register at the main entrance at the reception. Please follow the instructions of the security staff.

Current hygiene rules
Wearing an FFP2 mask (recommended, not mandatory)
Sufficient distance to each other (min.1.50 m)
Hand disinfection      
In case of cold symptoms please postpone your visit

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry | Foyer
Am Klopferspitz 18 | D-82152 Martinsried




  Exhibition Michael Nguyen "In the Realm of...

Exhibition Michael Nguyen "In the Realm of Reflections and Lights" at Gauting Town Hall (Greater Munich) as part of the awarding of the Günther Klinge Culture Prize 2021


Solo Exhibiton 

26.7.2022 - 8.9.2022: Gauting (Munich) / Germany

As part of the awarding of the Günther-Klinge-Prize 2021, a six-week solo photo exhibition can be admired in the town hall of the municipality of Gauting. Michael Nguyen was awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize 2021 by the municipality of Gauting for special achievements in photography. Since 1980, the municipality of Gauting has awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, to individuals or groups for outstanding cultural achievements who are connected to the municipality of Gauting through their life and work. It is named after the entrepreneur, patron of the arts and honorary citizen of Gauting Günther Klinge, who died in 2009 at the age of 99. The public award ceremony will take place end of June 2022. On exhibit are 15 large-format photographs from Michael Nguye’s series "In the Realm of Reflections and Lights”.

Gemeinde Gauting | Rathaus Gauting (City Hall of Gauting)
Bahnhofstr. 7 | D-82131 Gauting


Discover the complete series at Michael Nguyen’s website


 Michael Nguyen: By the Roadside  Solo Exhibiton ...

Michael Nguyen: By the Roadside

Solo Exhibiton 

8.3.2022 - 5.5.2022: Gauting (Munich) / Germany

The exhibition at bosco shows for the first time photographs from the photo series "By the Roadside" by Michael Nguyen, winner of the Günther-Klinge Culture Award of the Municipality of Gauting 2021

Gauting in the window The exhibition is accompanied by an "On the Road window screening", which presents a selection of Gauting images at the entrance of the bosco


Special guest of the exhibition is the Gauting artist, Susanne Kotrus, who artistically presents photographs from the series "By the Roadside" by Michael Nguyen in transfer lithographs.


bosco, Bürger- und Kulturhaus Gauting
Oberer Kirchenweg 1, D-82131 Gauting


 Nature is within us - Photo Paintings by Michael Nguyen...

Nature is within us - Photo Paintings by Michael Nguyen in a permanent exhibition

Solo Exhibiton 

Permanent: Gauting (Munich) / Germany

What is outside is no longer outside. Trees, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes. Michael Nguyen has transformed these elements in his artworks into feelings, fantasies and dreams. They become part of our inner nature, part of the human soul.Through the subjective lens, Michael Nguyen gives all a new perspectives, a new soul.

“Michael Nguyen's photography is the art of showing more than you can see. Making visible - worshipping the invisible, he walks with the third eye of a wanderer through the visual adventure of life.”

His works does not reflect reality but are the interpretation of a moment. In his art photography, the work is often created by making changes to the original photograph in image editing programs, where the creativity of the artist knows no bounds.

In my Photographic Paintings from my series "Nature is within us"  I work out a distinctive aesthetic effect of my pictures. Most of the motifs are outside, in daylight. Among my most popular motifs here are landscapes, riversides, forests. In the seasons autumn and spring I find the most popular moods for me. Characteristic for my pictures of this portfolio are blurred, blurred contours, sometimes scattered light and often the renunciation of the reproduction of details, similar in style to a painting.

This pictures taken in and around Gauting and in the Starnberg district - Gauting is a city in the Upper Bavarian administrative district of Starnberg and lies southwest of Munich on the river Würm.

Permanent Exhibiton at
City Hall of Gauting (Rathaus Gauting)
Bahnhofstr.7, D-82131 Gauting


Discover the series

 Frames - PhotoArt by Michael Nguyen  Solo...

Frames - PhotoArt by Michael Nguyen

Solo Exhibiton 

1.12.2019 - 29.2.20: Krailling / Germany

We live in frames and we see this world in frames. Frames made of our flesh and bones, of our attachments & possessions. Frames made of social conventions, of our biases, of our prejudices. Frames made of our fear, hatred, and misery. They protect us, support us but also constrain and imprison us. They hold us back from seeing what's true and what's beyond the horizon of our mortality, of our limited perspective. But we can escape, we can break those concrete walls, reach out and touch infinity or something we don't know yet. Because they cannot contain our wildest dreams, our larger than life imagination, our deepest hope, our unshakable faith, our truest compassion and immense love for someone. Those things set us free and then we can see the frames that we used to live in.

Atelierhaus Krailling
Justus-von-Liebig-Ring 11, D-82152 Krailling


 Mit dem dritten Auge eines Wanderers durch das visuelle...

Mit dem dritten Auge eines Wanderers durch das visuelle Abenteuer des Lebens - PhotoArt by Michael Nguyen

Solo Exhibiton 

3.11.19 - 29.11.19: Krailling / Germany

Michael Nguyen's photography is the art of showing more than you can see. Making visible - worshipping the invisible, he walks with the third eye of a wanderer through the visual adventure of life.

Atelierhaus Krailling
Justus-von-Liebig-Ring 11, D-82152 Krailling





 The world and everyone we haven‘t known (in this...

The world and everyone we haven‘t known (in this life) - Photographs by Michael Nguyen

Solo Exhibiton 

23.9.19 - 21.10.19: Tartu / Estonia

On the streets, in the museum, on the river banks, in the woods, underground. We meet them everywhere. We don't talk to them, we just watch them doing whatever they are doing. We don't ask ourselves what they are thinking or what their lives are like. We just like those moments and capture these. Because we want them in our memories. And maybe those people are not strangers. Maybe we know them in other lives. The woman in front of the news-stand could be our mother. The homeless man could be our husband. The girls in the lunch break could be our sisters. Maybe someday we know them again in this life or the life after. But right now we miss them.

Cafe Ruunipizza
Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu, Estland


Group Exhibitons

  Group Exhibiton     Meyr‘s Hotel / Berlin
Group Exhibiton 
Meyr‘s Hotel / Berlin
  Group Exhibiton     Bavarian State Ministry...
Group Exhibiton 
Bavarian State Ministry for 
Family, Labour and Social Affairs / Munich
  Group Exhibiton     Haleh Gallery / Berg...
Group Exhibiton 
Haleh Gallery / Berg (Starnberg)
Other Group Exhibitons:
Modena Art Gallery, Manila/Philippines
FotoZA Gallery, Johannesburg/South Africa
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago/USA
BBA Gallery, Berlin/Germany
Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis/USA
Centre For Photography, Edinburgh/UK
Kontrast Gallery, Stockholm/Sweden
Valid World Hall, Barcelona/Spain
Matca Gallery, Hanoi/Vietnam
ALMANAQUE fotográfica Gallery, Mexico City
Coningsby Gallery, London/UK
Laurent Gallery, Melbourne/Australia
Blank Wall Gallery, Athen/Greece
Espaço Espelho D'agua Gallery, Lisbon/Portugal
Agora Gallery, New York City/USA
PH21 Gallery, Budapest/Hungary
Gora Gallery, Montreal/Canada
LACP - The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles/USA
International Festival of Photography, Bucharest Photofest, Bucharest/Romania
The Fridge Gallery, Washington DC/USA
Studio Gallery B&B, Paris/France
Photosynthesis Gallery, Sofia/Bulgaria
MIA Photo Fair, Milan/Italy
Hinterland Gallery Vienna/Austria
The Space Art Gallery, Vancouver/Canada
Brick Lane Gallery, London/UK
Galerie im Unteren Schlößchen, Bobingen/Germany

Michael Nguyen | Nguyensminiaturen

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