Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

Artist Profile: Tran Luong


1960 Born in Hanoi, Vietnam

1983 Graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Art

1985-1992 Designer at Bamboo & Rattan Export company
Designer at Unimex (Hanoi import/ export corporation)

1992-now Freelance artist & curator


2013 Lap Loe, DISTRICT Berlin, Germany

2010 Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

2007 Welts, Interactive performance, 798 Space, Beijing, China
m(A)outh cleaning¸ performance, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China

2006 Moving forwards and backwards, Interactive performance, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2004 Variation for days past, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam

2003 Foods of Ground Installation, Cave gallery, Williamsburg, New York City, USA
Up to Paradise, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fairy tale Soup, organized by British Council, Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam

2001 Flowing (installation), Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell, Ithaca, USA
Steamed Rice Man, Mao Khe Coal Mine, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
On the bank of the Red River, Hanoi, Vietnam

2000 Flowing (installation), Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

1998 An up-to-date Dragon, Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

1997 Flowing (painting), Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996 Flowing, (painting), Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
1994 Flowing, (drawing), Vietnamese Cultural House, Paris, France


2018 Chancing Modern, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City
2016 Taipei Biennial/ Optical Feedback from the Mausoleum, Taiwan
Club Monster, Asia Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea
Fragile Body – Material Body, 3rd Venice International Performance Art Week 2016, Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
Group exhibition, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia

2015 Group exhibition, White Chapel Art Gallery, London
Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2014 No Country: Contemporary art from South and Southeast Asia, The Guggenheim Museum at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
Medium at Large, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2013 Welcome to the jungle, Yokohama Museum of Art & Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan
No Country: Contemporary art from South and Southeast Asia, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

2014 The Future of Imagination 8, performance art festival, Singapore

2011 Group exhibition, Melbourne Festival, Australia
PAN ASIA (Performance Art Network Asia), Seoul & Gwangju, South Korea
Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two decades of contemporary art in Southeast Asia 1991-2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2010 Islands for free, Guangzhou Live Art Festival, China

2009 Mao Khe Project, Havana Biennale, La Havana, Cuba
Connect: Kunstszene Vietnam, IFA Gallery, Germany
Update: Artscene Vietnam, ifa Gallery Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany

2008 Post Doi Moi, Post Museum Gallery, Singapore
Strategies from within, KE center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
Dadao Live art festival 2008, Beijing & Shanghai, China
10+: tenth year anniversary of Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

2007 Flying Circus project, Singapore & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2005 Mao Khe project “space & shadow”, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany

2004 We are what we eat, we are where we eat, we are how we eat: Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
LIM DIM, Hanoi International Performance Art Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam

2003 8th NIPAF Performance Art Festival, Japan
Up to Paradise: Green Red and Yellow, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam

2002 Fukuoka Triennale: Generationext, Fukuoka, Japan
Liverpool Biennial: The Red Network, Liverpool, UK

2001 Group exhibition, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

2000 Hanoi City, Goethe Institut, Hanoi Vietnam

1997 Association from Music to painting, Galerie La Vong, Hong Kong Gang of Five, London, UK

1996 Gang of Five, Galerie La Vong, Hong Kong

1995 Weather Report. A collaboration between artists from Asia and the Netherlands
Hanoi Fine Arts University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Collaborations, 6 Day workshop in Dai Lai with Hong Viet Dung, Ha Tri Hieu, Dang Xuan Hoa, Tran Luong, Pham Quang Vinh, Viet Hai, Hans Van Bentem, Rienke Enghardt, Mai Gallery, Hanoi Vietnam

1994 Red River Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
1993 Gang of Five, 16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
Gang of Five, Turtle Key Arts Centre, London, UK

1992 Abstract painting, Hoang Hac Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai, Tran Trung Tin, Nguyen Quan, Tran Trong Vu and Tran Luong, curator Jeffrey Hantover, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1991 Group Exhibition of five artists (Hong Viet Dung, Dang Xuan Hoa, Ha Tri Hieu, Tran Luong, Pham Quang Vinh), Gallery Thanh Nien, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1990 Portrait, group of the five artists exhibition commemorating centenary of Van Gogh, Gallery No.7 Hang Khay, Hanoi, Vietnam

Exhibition of Artistic Portraits with Bui Xuan Phai, Nguyen Sang, Duong Bich Lien, Hoang Lap Ngon, Van Cao, Tran Dung Luong, Trong Kiem, Viet Hai, Van Tho, Kim Thai, Hoang Dinh Tai, Nguyen Quan, Dang Xuan Hoa, Hoang Hong Cam, Ha Tri Hieu, Pham Quang Vinh, Tran Luong, Viet Dung, Tran Tuan Gallery No.7 Hang Khay, Hanoi, Vietnam (Dec 1990)


2016-17 Vietnam Eye, Vietnamese contemporary art book and exhibition, Vietnam & Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2016 Nhan Van Giai Pham: A line still stand, archival presentation of 1956 cultural movement, Taipei Biennale 2016, Taiwan

2014-15 Mien Meo Mieng, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden

2014 Latcarf | Fractal, (solo exhibition of Trieu Minh Hai), Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam

2011-14 The Green Journey of Vietnam, Vietnam University of Fine Art, Hanoi, Vietnam

2013-14 I-CAMP, Muong Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam
Singapore Biennale 2013

2012 Altered Cloud, Hue, Vietnam
Riverscapes in FLUX, International collaborative art project and exhibition

2011 Phap Phong, Chap Collective, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam

2010 Tam Ta, Bui Gallery, Hanoi & San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Nang Bong Nhe Tech, Hue, Vietnam

2009 LimDim, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2008 Something fell, failing and will fall, L’Espace, Hanoi, Vietnam
Noi vong tay lon, Art in development project

2006 Saigon Open City
Hanoi – Phnom Penh Art exchange Project

2005 DOMDOM1 ¬– Performance art festival, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi – Kunming Art exchange project
Water droplets, Art in development project
Cocoon, solo exhibition of Nguyen Hoang, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam

2004 LIM DIM, international performance art festival, Hanoi, Vietnam
Blending in, Photo Voice project, British Council, Hanoi, Vietnam

2003 Green, Red and Yellow, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam

2002 Windows to Asia, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Art Goes New Media

2001 Mao Khe Coal Mine Project, Workshop & exhibition, Quang Ninh & Hanoi,
Reaching the free space, Hanoi Contemporary art center, Hanoi, Vietnam

1998-2002 In-house curator at Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

Prince Claus Awards 2014 The Netherlands
Gate Foundation USA
Ford Foundation USA
The Rockefeller Foundation USA
Asian Cultural Council 1999 USA
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 1999 USA
Goethe Institut
Visiting Arts British Council UK
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NYC NY USA
The Swedish Fund for the Promotion of Culture, Sweden (For HN Contemporary Art Center)
Lucias & Eva Eastman Fund USA (For Nha San studio)
Civitella Ranieri Foundation 2002 Residence in Italy
Art Network Asia

Singapore Art Museum
Fukuoka Art Museum
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Brooklyn Art Museum NY, New York
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art - Cornell University New York
Tokyo Gallery Permanent Collection
Robert Mondavi Permanent Collection California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA

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