Julia Huỳnh (b. 1993, Peterborough, Ontario) is a second generation Vietnamese Canadian interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, archivist and researcher, recently crowned as Miss Viet Nam Toronto 2018.
Through her interdisciplinary art practice, Huỳnh investigates methods of cultural/self preservation, memory and the constructions of identities and communities in the Vietnamese diaspora. Huỳnh’s research areas of interest include: Vietnamese diaspora visual culture, family photography, community-based archives, social justice in archival studies & library science and oral histories.
Huỳnh received her HBA from the Art and Art History joint program between the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. She is a graduate candidate in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program at Ryerson University and recently completed a thesis exploring how vernacular photographs in the South Vietnamese diaspora preserve and perform selective, collective memories.