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Nicole Tran Ba Vang
 
Nicole Tran Ba Vang (born 1963, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, lives and works in Paris) became known for her paradoxical images: she undresses her models… by dressing them in a second skin, a nudity clothing which seems foreign to them. Simultaneously seductive and unsettling, these images disturb our perception of the most immutable thing we have, our skin, which becomes an interchangeable accessory from an ideal wardrobe. “Être ou ne paraître” (Be or appear to be)—this is the pun that Nicole Tran Ba Vang enjoys using to define the issue in her work. Since 2003, she has been creating photographic series extending her thinking on identity. Her chameleon women have embroidered skin. These delicate decorations adorning the walls are extended into their flesh, into which they appear to melt.
 
(external link: www.tranbavang.com)
 

 
2016
French edition
Dis Voir
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.

2016
English edition
Dis Voir
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.