Victoria Pham is an Australian archaeologist, photo-documenter, artist and composer based in London. She holds a double degree in Classical Music Composition and Honours I in Archaeology from the University of Sydney and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is due to begin a PhD in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge as a recipient of the Cambridge International Scholarship 2020.
She has been commissioned by a number of institutions such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, ArtsHouse Melbourne, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Spineless Wonders and Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and worked with a number of ensembles such as Gondwana Choirs, SydCon Wind Symphony, Petrichor Sax and Josie and the Emeralds. As an artist and photo-documenter, she has featured in several festivals from VIVID to Tilde to TINA and BLEED.
As an archaeologist, Victoria has worked with the Australian Museum and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History as a researcher, photographer and illustrator. She has fieldwork experience in Australia, Northern Mongolia and Sri Lanka and has just embarked on her first solo fieldwork project in Moià, Catalonia at the Paleolithic site of Coves del Toll as an Olwen Tudor Jones Scholar. Her specialisation is in prehistoric archaeo-acoustics, audio-mapping caves and cognitive evolution.
She is the Artistic Director of FABLE_ARTS (London) and the co-Artistic Director and co-Founder of experimental music art-sound collective Sonant Bodies (Australia) with composer James Hazel.
In 2020, she was selected for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's 21st Century Cybec Composers Program 2019-2020 and produce a large-scale work with artist James Nguyen focusing on the sonic repatriation of Vietnamese Dong Son Drums. The multi-disciplinary project, Re:Sounding, is a feature work of the 2020 BLEED Festival and will be presented at Arts House Melbourne, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Art Gallery of NSW. She will also launch her solo documentary project, PORTRAITS and host her podcast series DECLASSIFY in 2020.
Please contact Victoria to request a list of awards, full artist's or archaeologist's CV and portfolio.