Trung Bao Nguyen is a multidisciplinary Vietnamese artist, a leading vocal experimentalist, and the founder of Fustic, an award-winning creative studio that originated in Vietnam. His works lie at the intersection of technology and art, sound and image. He is included in the list of Forbes 30 under 30 Vietnam 2020 as one of the most influential individuals in Vietnam for his innovation in design and his exploration of human vocal expression.
He is the co-creator of VOICE GEMS, a bespoke generative system that harnesses the fingerprint-like features found in the human voice to generate digital one-of-a-kind gemstones. Combining his experience with his lifelong fascination with the human voice, Trung is on a journey to explore the human voice with creative technology and design. Along with his collaborator Reeps100, Trung Bao has been collecting earth’s most unique, remarkable, and vulnerable voices for the VOICE GEMS archive. The archive also collects vocal phenomena, expanding to AI synthetic voices and the voices of critically endangered species.
Exhibitions and collaborations include, among others the World Economic Forum (MESSAGES OF HOPE), KÖNIG GALERIE, Francisco Carolinum Linz, W1 Curates, and the Berggruen Institute.