Julia Huynh (b. 1993, Peterborough, Ontario) is a second generation Vietnamese Canadian interdisciplinary artist, archivist and researcher, recently crowned as Miss Viet Nam Toronto 2018.
Through her interdisciplinary art practice, Huynh investigates methods of cultural/self preservation, memory and the Vietnamese cultural diaspora and the constructions of identities and communities. Huynh’s research areas of interest include: family photography, community-based archives, social justice in archival studies & library science, oral histories and transnational remembrance.
Huynh received her HBA from the Art and Art History joint program between the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. She is currently a graduate candidate in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program at Ryerson University with an intended thesis to explore how Vietnamese diasporic image-making can address issues of resettlement and self representation.
Recent exhibitions and screenings include Cultural Crossroads at Aurora Picture Show (Houston, TX), Been Here So Long at Reel Asian International Film Festival (Toronto, ON) and Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Images Festival at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton, ON).