Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

About Art Vietnam Gallery

The story of Art Vietnam Gallery and its Director, Suzanne Lecht, is as dramatic and transformative as the recent history of Vietnam itself.

Living and working in Asia since 1984, with a lifelong commitment to working in the arts worldwide, Art Director Suzanne Lecht is recognized as a leading authority on contemporary art in Vietnam. Suzanne has been working with Vietnamese artists since the day she moved from Tokyo to Hanoi in January 1994 and is dedicated to discovering exceptional artists who are singular and passionate in their expression.

The first public Art Vietnam Gallery was established in 2002 at 30 Hang Than in a traditional Vietnamese tube house and has had several locations in the old quarter of Hanoi. In January of 2017, Suzanne decided to close her public gallery and return to her origin, a salon gallery/house that she built in Hanoi with the help of her artist friends in 1994. An intimate, creative reflection of the culture of Vietnam, the salon will be open by appointment only and will offer private parties, art consultations, poetry readings, music events as well as other cultural activities. VIP collector evenings and educational events will be held to disseminate the culture of Vietnam. Suzanne will continue to curate shows in Vietnam and other cities worldwide to expose our artists in the international art world.

Suzanne Lecht, Art Director

From the wild west of Montana to the eastern shores of New York and Japan, Suzanne Lecht has always been involved in the arts. After the death of her husband in 1992 in Tokyo, Suzanne was captivated by images of the works of Hanoi's Gang of Five, early pioneers of contemporary art in Vietnam. Compelled to move to Hanoi to follow her dream, Suzanne has been working with Vietnamese artists since the day she moved from Tokyo to Hanoi in January 1994-- a year and half before diplomatic relations were restored between Vietnam and the U.S. Her first exhibition was in Hong Kong in 1997, The Changing face of Hanoi, and the gallery has continued to exhibit internationally and locally promoting local as well as international artists.

For a list of Activities, see Specialty Services at right and Exhibitions.


Featured in:

  • - Asian Art News
  • - Asiaweek
  • - Conde Nast Travel and Leisure
  • - Coté Est
  • - Departures magazine
  • - Destination Vietnam
  • - Fodor's Guide
  • - Lux Guide
  • - National Geographic Traveler Magazine
  • - New York Times
  • - Vietnam Economic Times

Specialty Services:

Art Tours for private collectors and institutions:

  • American Museum of Natural History, NYC
  • Asia Society, NYC
  • Presidential visit 2000 with President Clinton and family, Hanoi
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Meridien International Center, Washington D.C.
  • Private collectors

Art Presentations:

  • American Museum of Natural History, NYC
  • Asia Society, NYC
  • San Francisco Institute of Art
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
  • World Presidents Organization
  • World Team Sports

If you would like for Art Vietnam to personalize a private event for your organization, please contact us.