Nha San Collective

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)
Please check out SFSR 走私計畫 for more information.

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”.

Please check out https://www.facebook.com/events/155741008336143/?a... for more information.

​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

20 May 2017

Artist Nguyen Thuy Tien has participated in “Mutual Unknown and Mutual Learning” project as a curator in Indonesia. This project is the outcome of a two years long exchange program “Curators Lab” which consist of 14 young curators from South East Asia organized by Goethe Institute Jakarta. The project aims to be an arena to generate networks of Southeast Asian younger art practitioners through interaction and collaboration. It is facilitated by Southeast Asian young curators who have been gathered by the Goethe Institute.


Nguyen Thuy Tien has participated in “Mutual Unknown and Mutual Learning” in Indonesia

11 May 2017

​Nguyen Phuong Linh wins Han Nefkens Foundation-BACC Award for Contemporary Art 2018, the encouraging award for artists in Asia under the age of 40 with solid body of work but has not yet been showcased in major institution. She is the first woman conquering the third Han Nefkens Foundation-BACC Award for Contemporay Art, was selected from 7 finalists by 6 juries, that is: Han Nefkens, Luckana Kunavichayanont, Hilde Teerlinck, Eugene Tan, Dihn Q. Le and Erin Gleeson.


Nguyen Phuong Linh wins Han Nefkens Foundation-BACC Award for Contemporary Art 2017

11 May 2017

​Dogma Prize announced the finalists in May 9 2017. This list contains 23 names of artists. The short-listed artists will showcase their works in an upcoming exhibition dedicated to Self-portraiture, which features an exciting array of videos, performance video, installations, sculptures and mixed media.
More information on the group exhibition for the finalists will be announced in due course.


Ta Minh Duc was mentioned in the Dogma Prize's finalist 2017

22 Apr 2017

The 10-day Artwriting Workshop features a series of seminars, practical sessions and tutorials, aimed at developing art writers from Vietnam. The programme will take place at Zero Station, no. 12, road 43, Lam Van Ben Binh Thuan ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

Participants of the workshop, selected through direct nominations from across the country, are young intellectuals who have been actively involved in the local art scene. They are curators, coordinators, writers, directors of art spaces… All of them are fluent in both speaking and writing in English.

The overarching theme of the Workshop is “Translation: Understanding Difference and Distance in Contemporary Art across Asia”. We are using the term “Translation” more as a metaphor than in reference to the practices of translating different languages into each other. We are interested in exploring how artistic practice itself is a form of translation: a means of connecting and trying to understand the many geographic and cultural differences and distances that we find in contemporary societies around the regions.


Truong Que Chi, Nguyen Quoc Thanh participating in SEA  Art Writing Workshop at ZeroStation

22 Apr 2017

Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, has revealed the first group of 21 artists selected for the Asia Pacific’s leading contemporary art event. With around 70 artists expected to be included, this initial selection includes internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Laurent Grasso, Haegue Yang and Eija-Liisa Ahtila, and provides insight into the themes of the 2018 edition.

Celebrating its 45th anniversary next year, the Biennale of Sydney will be presented over twelve weeks from Friday 16 March until Monday 11 June 2018 at multiple locations throughout Sydney. It will feature major new commissions and recent work by contemporary artists from Australia and around the world.


Nguyen Trinh Thi participating in 21st Biennale of Sydney

08 Mar 2017

​Engaging with Vietnam Initiative has brought together scholars, researchers, policy makers, diplomatic officials and the general public to collaboratively engage with knowledge production and scholarship building related to Vietnam. Annual scholarly conferences are a major part of the Initiative. The Initiative would like to particularly thank the following people for their generous support and inputs over the years.


Nguyen Quoc Thanh to participate in Engaging Vietnam