Nha San Collective

12 Nov 2018

Curator Veronika Radulovic, Veronika Witte and Đỗ Tường Linh have organized the Berlin exhibition No War No Vietnam in autumn 2018.

The exhibition presented associations between 1960s anti-war documents and artworks and Vietnamese contemporary arts. Through performances, video games or representational works, the Vietnamese artists have created concise war satires or their own satires.

No War No Vietnam hoped to direct attentions towards the meanings of the war and Vietnam the country itself in European eyes.

Nha San artists: Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Nguyễn Phương Linh, Nguyễn Trinh Thi

Mary Bauermeister, Thomas Billhardt, KP Brehmer, Đinh Q. Lê, Harun Farocki, Robert Filliou, Sarah Haffner, John Heartfield, Jürgen Holtfreter, Wolf Kahlen, Lê Brothers, Bjørn Melhus, Arwed Messmer, Siegfried Neuenhausen, Nguyễn Hoàng Giang, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Nguyễn Phương Linh, Nguyễn Trinh Thi Oanh Phi Phi, Veronika Radulovic, Martha Rosler, Klaus Staeck, Sung Tiêu, Trương Tân, Trương Thiện, Günther Uecker, Ernst Volland, Wolf Vostell, Berthold Hörbelt & Wolfgang Winter, Jan Zabeil, Günter Zint



No War No Vietnam Berlin Exhibition featured Vietnamese Contemporary Artists

30 Oct 2018

Artist Nguyen Thuy Tien will appear at the Artist In Residence (AIR) program from Koganecho Bazaar Flying Supermarket 2018. Koganecho Bazaar exhibits works in various genres by 50 artists at locations like Hinode Studio and Kogane Studio under the Railways, and Yokohama Nigiwai-za.

Nguyen Thuy Tien was born in Viet Nam and is living in Saigon. She emerged in the Vietnamese art scence a few years ago and has been constantly expanding her practice and experimentation with many medium: Photography, video, text, installation and performance.
The program will be from September 21, 2018 to October 28, 2018.

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Nguyen Thuy Tien at Koganecho Bazaar Flying Supermarket 2018

30 Oct 2018

Curator Tuan Mami and Chau Hoang from Nha San Collective participated in the Unlearning Biennale symposium, the first public event of the series of events that would culminate in the first edition of In the Matter of Art - Biennale of Contemporary Art during June 2020, and other artist activities in Europe. 


Nha San Collective in Europe

30 Oct 2018

​​Exhibition ‘site / shine / sight’ by artist Truong Que Chi from Nha San Collective opens from 6pm this Friday, September 28 at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre. The exhibition is a collaboration between visual art and architecture by Truong Que Chi and architectural studio, vn-a.

‘[The exhibition is] an attempt to explore how elements of light can be communicated, perceived, interpreted and even manipulated within the context and conditions of a contemporary art space.
They will transform the space of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre into a dim maze, where all light emits from the various sculpture, installation and photography within the recesses of particularly placed, structurally specific walls. Such a staged arrangement of objects and architectural elements – the first event of its kind in Vietnam on this scale – seeks to create an atmosphere of a strange faraway place’.

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'Site/ shine/ sight' Exhibition by artist Truong Que Chi

30 Oct 2018

Artist Nguyen Trinh Thi from Nha San Collective will premiere her most recent essay film “Fifth Cinema” at the Elevations Laos | Exhibition, "Depths"  and museum premiere at Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art (APT9), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (24 NOV 2018 – 28 APR 2019). 

With text by Maori filmmaker Barry Barclay (“Celebrating the Fourth Cinema, 2003), Nguyen's film is a hybrid moving on multiple cinematic and topical terrains. The film takes viewer through a narrative of colonialism, indigeneity and cinematic limitations in representation. 

Fifth Cinema Premiere by Nguyen Trinh Thi

30 Oct 2018

Artist Nguyen Quoc Thanh from Nha San Collective joined SIPAF 2018 (Solidarity in Performance Art Festival) in September, 2018. The festival featured Nguyen Quoc Thanh and other international artists.

SIPAF is an art festival/ project in the Philippines, promoting cultural exchange, solidarity, and peace. 
SIPAF will took place on September 12-22, 2018.

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SIPAF Solidarity in Performance Art Festival 2018 featured Nguyen Quoc Thanh

30 Jul 2018

‘The Age After Divinity’ was launched on Friday, 6 July 2018 and has been on display till 06 Aug 2018 at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi. 
Depicting activities and events of daily life in an absurd world, this series of oil and water colour paintings presents immersive environments with droll juxtapositions that cleverly allude to cultural realities, social conflicts, the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility in Vietnam today. 

Focusing on the visual relationships of disjointed elements and unusual scales, with 'The Age After Divinity', Hung has conveyed his wry sense of humour and boldly brought audiences to a world in which everything is made bare through his biting irony. 

‘The Age After Divinity’ Exhibition by Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng

17 Jun 2018

​TheatreWorks Curators Academy is founded by Artistic Director Ong Keng Sen. The Curators Academy, with its first 30 participants from South East Asia, is unique for its international mission to develop curatorial skills in performance as well as interdisciplinary work focused on sustainability, sharing processes, synergy between contexts and curation in Asia. During the Curators Academy, there will also be complete performances presented for both participants and general public.


Truong Que Chi 's presentation at TheatreWorks Singapore

17 Jun 2018

Time: 2 June - 14 June 2018

Venue: Coeverything, Ho Chi Minh city

Sketches, poems, sculptures, often gentle, sometimes obscene. Above all, a confession to self is needless to pretend.​

After years of experimenting with different kinds of materials and contemporary presentations; after months of abandoning almost everything; Nam still stays close to his most fundamental action: drawing/writing. Becoming his focus, now, nothing more. Instinctive behavior, unconditional contemplation, thus this diary is the expansion of time, as long as he wants.

Nguyen Tran Nam having solo exhibition ''Weekend Expansion"

13 Apr 2018

 Future Generation Art Prize is an award for emerging artists launched in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine. The Future Generation Art Prize is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

Artists around the world under the age of 35 may enter the competition through an open call online application available in ten languages, but the application and selection process is also largely driven by collaborative partnerships with contemporary art organizations around the world. Nhà Sàn Collective as one of The Future Generation Art Prize partner platforms would like to help them spread the word about the prize in regional networks and recommend up to ten applicants from our region who will be then promoted to the second round of the selection process.

The application will be open for three months online beginning this April 2017.

After the application period, the Selection Committee will shortlist twenty artists for an exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, which will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will then award one main prize of $100,000 and one special prize of $20,000.

 Please visit the website for more information: http://www.futuregenerationartprize.org/.

Nhà Sàn is pleased to be a partner platform of Future Generation Art Prize

13 Apr 2018

​Marking a turning point for contemporary Asia-Pacific artists and curators, the 21st Biennale of Sydney: SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, is curated by an artistic director of non-Western heritage – Mami Kataoka.

On this Biennale, Nguyen Trinh Thi presents a filmic essay, Letters from Panduranga (2015), in an attempt to shed light on the Vietnamese government's refusal to acknowledge the Cham people, an ethnic minority group descended from the medieval Hindu kingdom of Champa. Presenting glimpses into the daily activities of these people, the film is set against a backdrop of spectacular landscapes in the Ninh Thuan province, whilst also describing the underlying concerns of those inhabiting the land. 

Nguyễn Trinh Thi participating 21st Sydney Biennale

28 Dec 2017

"So Far, So Right" is a project launched by Taipei Contemporary Art Center and curated by Fang Yen Hsiang. Many artists from different countries (including Việt Nam) are going to participating in this project.

Phương Linh and The Appendix ( 2 artists of Nhà Sàn Collective) are joining as well.

"Project So Far, So Right is based on the concept of deforming and how it osmoses into the given framework of global governance. The project unfolds from the investigation and delineation of two post-communist narratives as well as their metamorphoses, interweaving relations, and tensions, proposing a possible method to re-entangle their histories and imagined futures, thus launching a new life story."
(Credit: SFSR 走私計畫's post)
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Phương Linh and The Appendix  joining ​"So Far, So Right"

28 Dec 2017

Nguyen Trinh Thi gathered with other Asian artists in Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History exhibition, placed in NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore from 1 September to 19 November 2017.

“Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History” features video installations and films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam), and Park Chan-kyong (South Korea). The artists’ research into their own cultural and historical backgrounds gain shape through allegories that re-evaluate the social and political reforms in Post-War and Cold-War Asia. The cinematic works in the exhibition combine fact and fiction. They not only allude to rarely discussed subject-matters but also raise crucial questions about power and authority, construction of narratives, repression of identities, and collective trauma.

“Embedded in the vernacular, ghosts, myths, and rituals present systems of knowledge that enable the expression of unknown worlds. “Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History” brings to light clouded histories at times not officially recounted but those that remain a lingering presence in collective memories through local mythologies, ghostly figures, and traditions. The works create their own language and systems of reference, reflecting current efforts of exposing written historical accounts and contemporary situations that subvert mainstream narratives”.

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​Nguyen Trinh Thi  in Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History exhibition

13 Oct 2017

​'...UNDONE...' - a solo exhibition by Hanoi based visual artist Nguyen Tran Nam. 

Opening: 6.00PM, Friday 6 Oct 2017
Exhibition: 06 - 31 Oct 2017
Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich
Free Entry


Nguyen Tran Nam with "Undone" - a solo exhibition

31 Aug 2017

A note on artist Nguyễn Trinh Thi's attendance in the Arkipel 2017 PENAL COLONY festival at Jakarta, Indonesia. Alongside with screenings of films by Vietnamese artists includingTạ Minh Đức, Khổng Việt Bách, Nguyễn Hải Yến, Nguyễn Phương Linh, Thịnh Nguyễn , Trinh Thi also gave a presentation titled "The Personal and the Collective: Experimental Film Scene from Hanoi."

More information of the festival, you could read through the link below.

Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Tạ Minh Đức in Arkipel 2017 PENAL COLONY festival

06 Aug 2017

​Tuấn Mami is going to join  ADAM - Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance in Taipei from 14-27 August.

Initiated by Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC), ADAM - Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance, will bring together artists and presenters from across the Asia-Pacific region to form a new network. The very first ADAM Annual Meeting will take place in Taipei in August 2017. 

Tuấn Mami is going to join  ADAM for TPAC

13 Jul 2017

​The annual ASIAN FILM FOCUS festival, dedicated to independent short films from the region, returns to Objectifs. 
Themed TIME MACHINE, this year's programme explores notions of archival and found footage, highlighting works from Vietnam, India, the Philippines and Singapore.


Truong Que Chi, Nguyen Trinh Thi participating in ASIAN FILM FOCUS 2017 festival

15 Jun 2017

Post Vidai and Địa Projects are going to present "The Picture Will Still Exist" featuring photographs, paintings and video works selected from Post Vidai Collection on June 22nd. The exhibition showcases eight established and emerging Vietnamese artists and collective, including Dinh Q. Le, Hoang Duong Cam, Howard Henry Chen, Le Quy Tong, Ngoc Nau, Phuong Linh, The Propeller Group and Vo An Khanh.​ Phuong Linh’s Sanctified Clouds (2012-2015) will be on display for the first time to Vietnamese public.


Nguyen Phuong Linh featured in Exhibition "THE PICTURE WILL STILL EXIST"

15 Jun 2017

​SEA Project organized by Mori Museum has officially annouced the list of artists who have participated in SUNSHOWER exhibition. Congratulations Vietnamese artists: Bang Nhat Linh, Hoang Duong Cam, Dinh Q. Le, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Tiffany Chung, Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Tran Luong, co-founder, curator of Nha San Studio, who just sponsored our on going exhibition Emegerging Artists program.

“SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” is the largest- ever exhibition of Southeast Asian Contemporary Art to be held in Japan which is also a culmination of SEA Project.


Tran Luong has participated in SUNSHOWER exhibition