Nha San Collective

08 Jun 2021

Project ​Skylines with Flying People 4 happened between the end of December 2020 and January 2021. 

The project was curated by Phu Luc. 

Participating artists: Phan Thảo Nguyên, Trần Hậu Yên Thế, Tuấn Mami, Trần Văn Thuỷ, Nguyễn Thế Sơn, Ngô Thành Bắc, Lê ThuậnUyên, Trịnh Minh Tiến, Nguyễn Hồng Ngọc (Ngọc Nâu), Trần Đức Quỷ, Nguyễn TrinhThi, Nguyễn Hoàng Giang, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai, Nguyễn Kim Tố Lan, Nguyễn Đức Đạt,Trần Lương, Nguyễn Văn Song, Nguyễn Phương Linh, Trương Quế Chi, Nguyễn QuốcThành, Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy, Nguyễn Đình Phương, La Mai, Lê Đình Chung, Phùng Tiến Sơn, Nguyễn Trần Nam, Nguyễn Văn Phúc, Nguyễn Mỹ Anh.

For more information, please visit project's website: https://www.facebook.com/Skylineswithflyingpeople4...

Skylines with Flying People 4

24 Jan 2020

​Tuan Mami appeared at S.E.A. Focus 2020 (16 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020), Singapore's Gillman Barracks.

"The art platform brought together 20 galleries from across Asia and beyond, highlighting a diverse range of contemporary Asian artists in one space".

"The Vietnam talk was moderated by artist Dinh Q. Le, and featured Tuan Mami, the co-founder of Á Space, CUC Gallery founder Pham Phuong Cuc, Nguyen Foundation creator Quynh Nguyen, and writer Louise Malcolm".


Tuan Mami at S.E.A. Focus 2020

10 Jan 2020

​Tuan Mami’s opening in Pop-Up exhibition “Strange Things” at Cavan Road, Singapore Art Week 2020 will be happening on January 10 this year. 

Moreover, Tuan Mami will be joining #BilliardTableChats beer & talk on January 18, 2020 and #SoutheastAsiaArtWatchVietnam in #SEAFocus2020 on January 19, 2020.

Tuan Mami at "Strange Things", Singapore Art Week 2020

10 Jan 2020

This December, a garden by Queer Forever that has no opening and closing:

- Films viewing and daily discussions

- Conversations about cinema and lgbt/queer

- Workshops on cinema, theater, drawing, sewing, making images with queer films

The program starts on 12 December 2019 (Wed - Sun, 2.30pm - 10pm), and would be happening at quán nhạc cầm, 60 ngõ Thổ Quan, Khâm Thiên, Hà Nội.

Vườn lài, xứ sở diệu kỳ, a program by Queer Forever

10 Jan 2020

​Tuan Mami is going to be a part of the [CO/Inspiration /In Catastrophes] exhibition at MOCA Taipei - opening on November 22, 2019. The exhibition includes many great artists such as Ai WeiWei, Chim'Pom, Pierre Huyghe, Tsubasa Kato, James T.Hong.

Tuan Mami at [CO/Inspiration /In Catastrophes]

03 Nov 2019

​The Mistake Room is hosting a screening and talk by “Where The Sea Remembers” artist Phuong Linh Nguyen on November 5, 2019 7pm – 8:30pm. Phuong Linh will give a talk delving into her artistic practice and Nha San Collective.

For more information please read here:

Phuong Linh at The Mistake Room

03 Nov 2019

​"Endless, Sightless* speaks of a state of difficulty in attempting to see things clearly, given the conditions – either from the external reality or the internal mind - like layers upon layers of fog, or of ocean waves. This Seeing, in its nature, is akin to an awareness of the space-time to which one belongs, from which a personal vantage point might shed light upon itself as much as others.

In the two selections of films from members of Nha San Collective – to be screened concurrently in two adjacent spaces - viewers experience both the visual worlds and the stories the artists have conjured. An interesting dynamic between practices of moving image employed by Nha San Collective artists of different generations is thus revealed."

The program is commissioned by Kings Artist Run Gallery (Australia), curated by Que Chi Truong and feature the works of Do Van Hoang, Le Xuan Tien, Nguyen Duc Huy, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Ta Minh Duc.

Kings Artist-Run Gallery
Melbourne, Australia
28/09/2019 - 19/10/2019

Atelier 8421 - Cité internationale des arts
Wednesday, October 02 2019, at 06:00 pm

*Endless, Sightless (Trùng Mù), title of Nguyen Phuong Linh’s video work, 2014-2016

Endless, Sightless at KINGS Artist-Run Gallery

03 Nov 2019

​Artist/ curator Linh Phuong Nguyen has represented Nha San Collective at Korea Research Fellow 2019 on September 20, 21 ,22 this year.

Linh Phuong Nguyen co-found Nha San Collective in 2013. She was born and raised at Nha San studio and has demonstrated a deep understanding and involvement in the local art community both as an artist and an art organizer. Her multidisciplinary practice spans installation, sculpture and video, concerning about geographic cultural shifts, human consequences on nature and fragmented historical views.

Phuong Linh Representing Nha San Collective at Korea Research Fellow

03 Nov 2019

​Duo open-studio “Good morning, midnight” by artists in residence Truong Que Chi (Nha San Collective) and Dat Vu is happening on September 28 & 29, 2019 at Cité internationale des arts through the programme of the Institut français. 

Act 1: 7pm - 10pm, #8421
Act 2: 8:30 pm - 10 pm, #8305

"Good morning, midnight. A space-duet. Echoing each other’s déja vus. A sculpture of function. Decontextualized narratives. Like a play with two acts”.

For more information:

Good Morning, Midnight by Truong Que Chi at Cité Internationale Des Arts

13 Sep 2019

​Exhibition Archive in Residence “Southeast Asia Performance Collection”, with Nha San Collective artist Tuan Mami, at Haus der Kunst Munich, has been happening from June 27, 2019 and will be opened until September 29, 2019. 

The exhibition features works selected from the collection by by Amy Sanford, Le Brothers (Hai Duc Le and Thanh Ngoc Le), Tuan Mami, Racquel D Cruz, 
Jef Carnay, Mideo M Cruz and New World Order, Judy Freya Sibayan, Nicholas Tee, Lee Wen, Kanitha Tith and Sareth Svay - that extricate three interlinked themes of “publicness”, identity and engaging with the “archive”.

The exhibition is curated by Eva Bentcheva, Annie Jael Kwan and Damian Lentini in consultation with Sabine Brantl (curator of the Archive in Residence series).

The Southeast Asia Performance Collection was launched in 2017 by Live Art Development Agency in London. The collection was made possible by the generosity and labour of many people: Alessandra Cianetti (Something Human co-director 2014-2017), Yun Teng Seet, Eva Bentcheva (director of Batubalani), Dana Langlois, Bruce Quek, Java Arts, Independent Archive Singapore, Sangker Battambang, Dia Art Projects, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Nha San Collective, Reaksmey Yean, Phare Selpak Ponleu, Sa Sa Art Projects
Đỗ Tường Linh, Six Space, New Space Arts Foundation and Studio Revolt. With the support of Arts Council England, ACE - Artists International Development Fund, and National Arts Council Singapore.

With thanks to Jia Qi Quek for designing the first edition of the Southeast Asia Performance Collection Study Guide, and also the following scholars for their contributing articles and research in the field: Thomas Berghuis, Pamela Corey, Wulan Dirgantoro, Ho Rui An, Nathalie Johnston, Koh Nguang How, Roger Nelson, Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, Judy Freya Sibayan, Nora Taylor, Lyno Vuth, and to the editorial team and contributors of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art.

Tuan Mami at Archive in Residence “Southeast Asia Performance Collection”

13 Sep 2019

"​In âm sáng, Huy An finds inspiration in the rich folk and religious traditions of Northern Vietnam –scavenging relics, curiosities and memories from temple sites, theatres and distinguished actors. Once collected, these items are subtly manipulated and re-appropriated by the artist, drawing out reflections on the threads that run between the reality of today and the cultural heritage of epic mythologies and sacred

Exhibition Dates: June 13 - July 27, 2019

Venue: Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đakao, Quận 1, Tp Hồ Chí Minh

For more information:

Âm Sáng at Gallery Quynh | An Exhibition by Huy An

16 Jul 2019

​Nha San Artist Phuong Linh and Tuan Mami’s appearance at District Berlin with Trung Mu - White Mist in Foreign Country curtained on June 2 2019. The exhibition was curated by Suza Husse.

Julianne Cordray wrote about the show, published on The Seen Journal.

You can read the article at http://theseenjournal.org/art-seen-international/trung-mu-white-mist/

​‘In this space, hands, whether human or artificial, materialize the presence of otherwise barely visible, or wholly invisible, bodies—particularly those engaged in service work. The repetitive image, in deliberately posed gestures, articulates and solidifies the body’s tactility. Its omnipresence also comes to invoke the so-called “invisible hand” of capitalism—or the capital machine itself—as the system in which the nail industry, its materials and power structures, is embedded’. 

Phuong Linh on The Seen Journal

19 Jun 2019

Artist Nguyen Quoc Thanh, Nha San co-founder, is presenting Queer Perspectives on the Contemporary Art Scene in Vietnam at Meet Over Lunch (Residency Unlimited), New York.

The program takes place on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Nguyen Quoc Thanh and curator Bartek Remisko will have a conversation about queer culture in Vietnam, Nha San Collective, and his project Queer Forever! (the first queer art festival in Hanoi).

For more information:

Nguyen Quoc Thanh at Residency Unlimited

21 Apr 2019

​Nha San Collective artist Nguyen Phuong Linh and Tuan Mami will show their works at Caring for Conflict, curated by Suza Husse, in 18/04/2019 — 02/06/2019.
Trùng Mù – White Mist in Foreign Country / NAILS*hacks*facts*fictions takes place in an intersectional art and education project initiated by District Berlin and Institute for Queer Theory, funded by Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung and ifa.

Nguyen Phuong Linh and Tuan Mami at Caring for Conflict

25 Mar 2019

Inspired by the quote: "Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one." - Martin Heidegger - the artists have been challenging themselves by taking the anonymous adventure of 14 months to self-discussing, self-questioning and working. The aim is to leave their own identities and personalities in order to be able to reach the core of creation.

If you are interested in these anonymous artists, who are they, what reason do they choose to appear like that, and what do they feel in this non-identity adventure, come and discuss with them.


25 Mar 2019

​From February 23rd to April 23rd 2019 MoT+++ will host a sound installation from the artist Phùng Tiến Sơn featuring his artwork Soundtracks. the work builds on the artist’s history as a musical composer, as well as his interest in technology thanks to its use of commonly found and customised software. through the digital manipulation of sound, the artist forms a space for quiet reflection from his audience, leaving them to contemplate, among other things, the overarching sense of futility with which the work engages.

Soundtracks | Ký Âm, a sound installation by Phùng Tiến Sơn at Mot+++

24 Feb 2019

​Four acclaimed video artists, Tuan Mami, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Tuan Andrew and Khvay Samnang are traveling to the University of Colorado Boulder to take part in an immersive art program—in the hopes of taking a cross-disciplinary look at environmental issues.

Tuan Mami's 30 minutes video work 'In One's Breath - Nothing Stands Still' in "Documenting Change: Our Climate"  looks at how artists represent data and visual evidence associated with climate change.

March 21, Artist Tuan Mami will screen his film at 6:30 p.m. in VAC 1B20 CU Art Museum, to be followed by a conversation with Cohen and the public.

Tuan Mami at Urgent Elements: Eco-video from Southeast Asia

07 Dec 2018

462 Đường Bưởi. Ngõ 6 Vĩnh Phúc. 657 Hoàng Hoa Thám. These are addresses—‘address,’ by definition, meaning a collection of descriptive information that locates a house, a structure or an expanse of land. Information that identifies. Might this identified position be scattered across multiple addresses or might it be an incompleteness to somehow be precisely pinpointed? Like Nhà Sàn, for instance? Could it be a schizophrenic place, viewed from within and outside? Could it be a generous place that accepts multiple namings, seemingly incomplete when judged by certain standards or expectations? Or could it simply be a place that has lived long enough? These different addresses, serving as a collection of clues, along with the searches and approaches they contain are deeply contingent on negotiations between various positions—positions occupied by art practitioners such as artists and curators, as well as positions of the artworks themselves, viewed spatially and temporally from plural vantage points.

Curators: Trương Quế Chi, Trần Duy Hưng, Nguyễn Hoàng Quyên, Lê Thuận Uyên

Artists: Banana Phone Ensemble (re-interpreting the sound work of Nguyễn Văn Cường), Phạm Ngọc Dương, Nguyễn Mạnh Đức, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Nguyễn Đức Huy, Phương Linh, Nguyễn Trần Nam, Kim Ngọc, Nguyễn Minh Phước, Sơn X, Lê Xuân Tiến, Veronika Radulovic

Launch of a zine on artist Lê Vũ by curator Lê Thuận Uyên

Opening: 6.30pm Saturday 15.12.2018

Exhibition on view through to 28.12.2018

2.00pm - 6.00pm daily from Wednesday to Sunday

Address: Nhà Sàn Studio, Alley 462 Đường Bưởi, or Alley 6 Vĩnh Phúc, Ba Đình District, Hà Nội

We would like to thank the following for their generous support:

Nguyễn Huy An

Andrea Fam

Nguyễn Mạnh Đức

Mẹ Lương

Phương Linh

Phan Thảo Nguyên

Nguyễn Phương Thảo

Thanks to our volunteers

This project has received generous support from:

British Council in Vietnam, Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF), Japan Foundation, Prince Claus


Á Space, Đom Đóm, Hanoi Grapevine, Queer Forever!

​Exhibition 462 ĐƯỜNG BƯỞI

07 Dec 2018

Dear friends, we are pleased to invite you to IN : ACT, a part of our 20 anniversary program,

time: 6.30pm Friday, 14.12.2018

address: Nhà Sàn Studio, Alley 462 Đường Bưởi, or Alley 6 Vĩnh Phúc, Ba Đình District, Hà Nội

If one or more significant practices exist among generations of Nha San artists, performance art has always had its place. If we are to imagine this practice of performance art as something tangible then that gives the impression of something passed down through generations, in their own distinctive communication signals.

Curator: Vũ Đức Toàn

Artists: Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy, Lại Thị Diệu Hà, Lem TragNguyen, Vũ Hồng Ninh, Phụ Lục, Nguyễn Đình Phương, Seiji Shimoda, Síu Phạm, Phan Đông Thái & Nguyễn Quốc Thành

In : Act also launches a series of interviews conducted with various performance artists by Bill Nguyễn, Gabby Miller, Phương Linh, Đỗ Tường Linh and Vũ Đức Toàn. A catalogue consisting of discussions with Lại Thị Diệu Hà, Phụ Lục, Kim Ngọc, Seiji Shimoda, Trương Tân, Nguyễn Thuỷ Tiên, Nguyễn Quốc Thành, Tuấn Mami will be out in March 2019

About artists and curators

Nguyễn Hữu Hải Duy

Nguyen Huu Hai Duy was born in Hanoi. He started his experiences with artistic practices initially through observation. Aside from that, he spends most of his time wondering around, taking note, and archiving into his mind the frivolous and incomprehensible phenomenon.

Lại Thị Diệu Hà

Ha graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University in 2005. Her art is unique, obsessive and multi-faceted. At first she specialized in performance art: performing the inner self, the urgency of finding self’s origin and everything it clashed into. She usually used her body for experiment and practice, as a test and a question of which answers are but confusions. Developing the media to now encompass photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and video, Dieu Ha still employs the psychological blurriness to form and articulate her artistic voice. Her last notable exhibitions include ’Psychodrama Therapy’ , Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, USA, 2014; ‘Mind, Flesh, Matter . Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, 2014. In 2015 Dieu Ha hold the first solo show ‘Conservation of vitality’ with Cuc Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

Source: Sàn Art

Vũ Hồng Ninh

Born 1982, lives and works in Hanoi, and Hoà Bình. He graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts and started to exhibit his works shortly afterwards. He works across multiple disciplines to call attention to the deficiencies in human behaviour. Vu Hong Ninh participated in the 4th Singapore Biennale 2013; Lim Dim, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway (2009); and continues to exhibit his work throughout Vietnam, Japan, and Europe.

Phụ Lục/ The Appendix

Founded in 2010 by six artists, the Hanoi-based performance art group The Appendix (Nhóm Phụ Lục) is currently made up of four members: Nguyễn Huy An, Vũ Đức Toàn, Nguyễn Song, and Ngô Thành Bắc. Using allegorical everyday objects as props, the group performs in a durational, repetitive and at times nonsensical manner in abstractly staged settings, in order to address social issues, or each member’s personal concerns. The Appendix Group has participated in various local and international performance art events such as Skylines with Flying People 2 in Hà Nội, as well as performance art festivals in Vietnam, South Korea, and Singapore.

Nguyễn Đình Phương

Nguyen Dinh Phuong (1989. Born in Moc Chau) graduated from Vietnam University of Fine arts in 2016. Phuong is known for his long and consistent durational performance works. In 2012 - 2013 he stayed in a tent and continued to move to different locations inside the city and the countryside, and to remote, mountainous areas. During this experiment, he encountered countryside people, as well as other homeless people, vendors, police, and had interesting stories with them. After studies, he moved to his hometown which is in a the mountainous area of Northeast Vietnam and continued to experiment with different spaces and his body. In 2017 he did a series of performance in rural areas, which questioned his body movement in relation to the change of spatial perception and understanding, and making of the world.

Seiji Shimoda

Born in Nagano, Japan in 1953, Seiji Shimoda is a poet and artist, as well as executive director of NIPAF (Nippon International Performance Art Festival) which he founded in 1993. NIPAF has since contributed greatly to the development of performance art and to the  formation of a network of performance artists in Asia. Seiji Shimoda has also been working as a part-time lecturer at Musashino Art University (Tokyo, since 2000) and Keio University (Tokyo, since 2015). Since 2004 he has been a permanent final jury member of Chinese Performance Art Document at Macau Museum of Art.


studied Philosophy at Saigon, History of Art and Drama Conservatory at Geneva.

Fiction Films

- «Here... or There? », 2010,

Busan International Film Festival 2011, Osaka Asian FF, CPH Pix Copenhagen, Hanoi IFF.

- «Homostratus », Nov. 2013

. Award of «Best Unique Vision», Queens World Film Festival, New York, 2014,

. Nominated Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing: AIFFA 2015, etc.

- “On the Endless Road”, August 2016, CPH Pix Copenhagen 2016, World FF in Montreal, Poetic Cinema Award at Queens World FF, New York. Etc.

Documentary Film

«Saigon´s Blues», 2000

« The Script of Udaipur », 2004,  

“Swallow an Angel” 2005

“Fog on the Summit” 2012-14, South Asia Taiwan


«Other side of a dream»,

Award of SSA for Scriptwriter,

Festival International de Film Locarno, 2002

Vũ Đức Toàn

Born in 1982. Lives and works Ha Noi, Vietnam. Vu Duc Toan graduated from Vietnam Fine Art University in 2007. In 2010 Toan co-founded Appendix, a performance collective with 5 other artist friends. He participated in various exhibitions, performance art festival in Vietnam and countries in Asia, such as Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Singapore.

Lem TragNguyen

Lem TragNguyen is a visual artist, born in Germany and grown up with the intertwined state of the eastern - western spectacle cultures. Lem does not limit herself to any particular form of art, for her making art is the space in which she makes her own discoveries in the course of the creative process, which is characterized simultaneously by action and experimentation; creates essential means to materialize ideas; It contains the potential of both absolute reality and of being the simulacrum of one’s imagination.

Phan Đông Thái & Nguyễn Quốc Thành

Phan Đông Thái và Nguyễn Quốc Thành lives and works in Hanoi. Thái is an engineer, while Thành is a co-founding member of Nhà Sàn Collective, and founder and director of Queer Forever!. The duo has started to make performance together since 2016, with an intention to explore issues of intimacy and togetherness.

We would like to thank the following for their generous support: Andrea Fam, Nguyễn Huy An, Nguyễn Mạnh Đức, Phương Linh, Mẹ Lương, Phan Thảo Nguyên, Nguyễn Phương Thảo.

Thanks to our volunteers.

This project has received generous support from British Council in Vietnam, Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF), Japan Foundation, Prince Claus

Partners: Á Space, Đom Đóm, Hanoi Grapevine, Queer Forever!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

20+ Party IN : ACT

03 Dec 2018

Dear friends, we are pleased to invite you to Emerging Artists 6 party #AMAZING #SICK, a part of our 20th anniversary program.

Time: 6.30pm, Saturday 08.12.2018

Address: Nhà Sàn Studio, Alley 462 Đường Bưởi, or Alley 6 Vĩnh Phúc, Ba Đình District, Hà Nội

Curator: Tuấn Mami

Assistant curator: Dinh Thao Linh

Project Coordinator: Vũ Đức Toàn

Artists: Cấn Văn Ân, Lê Đình Chung, Đặng Thuỳ Anh, Flinh, Hạnh Hano, Lê Xuân Tiến, Lê Tuyết Trinh


#AMAZING #SICK is the artist’s journey of conquering the nothingness - The sensitivity of pure instinctive insight into the chaotic world which is full of irrationality and contradictory.

The notion of [conquering / invading] - is probably an inevitable phrase in art or in human movement. With the artist, they are always on the quest for what is ‘going on’, what is ‘undefined’ or ‘unrecognized’, in order to reach the hypothesied world where it can interpret ‘the Reality’ in a more unifying and preciser view. The collation on the vestiges of human beings has made the artist not only aware of his/her distinctive nature but also aware of the origin and process of movement between that micro individual with the macro one.

In the #AMAZING #SICK, young artists seem to go into their own 'nihilistic instincts', looking for things that are 'unidentified' or 'unformable' – maybe, to conquer it? to find different interpretations of the meaning of the inseparable relation of Material-Time-Space that humans have been Making up – Using – Invading?

Emerging Artists 6 party #AMAZING #SICK for Nha San 20+