Nha San Collective - 20+ Anniversary


Dear friends, 2018 marks the 20th year of  Nha San Studio*, founded by the two artists Nguyễn Mạnh Đức and Trần Lương at the private house shared by the former and Ms. Hiền Lương, where the door has always been open and food aplenty, to welcome all and any creatives - regardless of their background and age - to meet, exchange, to hold exhibitions.

In relation to the previous anniversary happenings, 20+ is yet another proposition by Nhà Sàn Collective* that started from the viewpoints, interests and practices of young artists and curators. How would one celebrate a seasoned ‘art space’? How to engender conversations between artists whose practices have begun at different points in time?

In the series of exhibitions and events taking place in December, artworks from those of the most recent generation of artists will be showcased along with works that initially appeared more than a decade ago, now revisited in a contemporary context. Additionally, a publication** will be out next year surrounding a series of multi-dimensional discussions on Nhà Sàn*.

Nhà Sàn Collective hopes that new meetings will be initiated by 20+, so that this coming future yet to be defined will be an exciting one.

* The different names of Nha Sàn/ Nhà Sàn Đức/ Nhà Sàn Studio/ Nhà Sàn Collective were explained in the “Spirit of Friendship” project by The Factory Contemporary Arts Center


** Arlette Quỳnh Anh Trần is the editor

Emerging Artist Programme #AMAZING #SICK

In #Amazing #Sick, young artists seem to be exploring their own ‘instincts’, searching for the seeming ‘undefinable’ - perhaps, to conquer it? To look for different explanations of the meaning of the intertwined links between Material-Time-Space that humans were and are* Establishing-Using-Invading?

Curator: Tuấn Mami

Assistant curator: Dinh Thao Linh

Project Coordinator: Vũ Đức Toàn

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

Party: 6.30pm, Saturday 08.12.2018

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

Launch of 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.

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

Exhibition 462 ĐƯỜNG BƯỞI

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

Discussions with moving image directors

Address: courtyard (15.12) and living room of Nhà Sàn Studio, Alley 462 Đường Bưởi, or Alley 6 Vĩnh Phúc, Ba Đình, Hà Nội


Director Đỗ Văn Hoàng


8.30pm Saturday 15.12.2018

4.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 17,19, 20.12.2018


Director Tạ Minh Đức


8.30pm Saturday 15.12.2018

4.30pm Tuesday 18.12.2018

Art Talks

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


Tereza Stejskalová (curator/ art critic) & Vít Havránek (director) from Tranzit Praha

6.30pm Monday 10.12.2018


With artists and curators of the Emerging Artists programme

4.30pm Monday 10.12.2018


With artists and curators of the 462 ĐƯỜNG BƯỞI exhibition

2.30pm Sunday 16.12.2018


With Merv Espina (Green Papaya Art Projects Program Director, Philippines) & Farid Rakun (Artist, researcher from Ruangrupa, Indonesia)

4.30pm Sunday 16.12.2018

ANIMAL THEATER - Party by Á Space

Curator: Tuấn Mami

Assistant curator: Dinh Thao Linh

Artists: Trần Minh Đức, Minori Sumiyoshiyama, Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective, Sung Tieu, Phạm Thị Tâm, Nguyễn Duy Thành & Lương Huệ Trinh

Time: 6pm Monday 24.12.2018

At Á Space, Ô Cách Market, Alley 79 Ngô Gia Tự, Gia Lâm, Hà Nội


Friday 28.12.2018

In collaboration with Gabby Miller, Hanoi Queer Takeover and Lu Yang

Soon to be announced

* Nhà Sàn is open 2.00pm - 6.00pm daily from Wednesday to Sunday

Design: Đặng Thuỳ Anh, Le Ne

Illustration: Đỗ Thanh Lãng

Project management: Phương Linh, Nguyễn Quốc Thành, Vũ Đức Toàn

Coordination: Châu Hoàng

Communication: Đặng Hồng Anh, Nguyễn Minh Hải Anh, Lê Tuấn Phi

Technical support: Lê Dụng Hiệp, Đỗ Thanh Lãng, Nguyễn Diệu Linh, Nguyễn Trần Nam, Lê Tuấn Phi, Phùng Tiến Sơn, Nguyễn Anh Tú

Translation: Đặng Hồng Anh, Bill Nguyễn, Đỗ Tường Linh, Nguyễn Thu Ngân

Proofread: Trần Duy Hưng, Bùi Thu Uyên

Documentation: Đặng Hồng Anh, Tạ Minh Đức, Đỗ Thanh Lãng, Lê Xuân Tiến, Nguyễn Diệu Linh

Art shop: Nguyễn Thị Minh Huyền

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!


  • Nov 15 - Dec 28.2018