Visual artist, poet
Graduated from the Fine Arts University of Hochiminh City in 1999 with an excellent grade Bachelor of Art diploma in oil painting.
Member of HOCHIMINH City Writers Union
Member of Hochiminh Fine Art Association
AWARDS & HONORS:
2005: The Artist-In-residence at CAVE gallery - NY funded by Ford Foundation
2004: Project ‘See Between Sea’ with support from DTW-NY’, which is postponed to the year 2005,
bringing Vietnam-based artist to NY & US-based artist to Hochiminh city.
2003: International writing program at University of Iowa with invitation of The Department of US.
(3 months residency)
1999: Certificate of Praise by Minister of Culture, Information and Sports of Vietnam for Academic
1997: The painting ‘Cay’ (The tree) won the prize ‘one of the best ten Works’ in the great exhibition
of young artists of HCMC
Teaching: Teaching drawing for children at The Children’s Cultural House of HCMC since 1997
Editing: Editor in Youth Publishing House at HCMC since 2000
Poetry: Many poems (original text and translated versions) published since 1993 in various
magazines and anthologies (Vietnam, France, USA).
Book of poems "Co trang" (White Grass) 1999 won the prize “MAI VANG” selected
by readers of NGUOI LAO DONG newspaper.
Delegate to the Vietnam Young Writers Congresses 1998 and 2001.
Translating: "The Call of the Wild" (Jack London), Van Hoc (Litterature) Publishing House 1995
Nov: Biennale Internationale des Poetes en Val-de-Marne at France.
Sep: Painting exhibition - Zen Gallery - HCMC, Vietnam
May-Jul: ‘NEW YORK IS INSIDE RODNEY’S HOUSE’ (installation) - Cave Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
funded by Ford Foundation
May: ‘BREADS AND NAILS’ (performance art) - Roger Smith Gallery, New York, USA
Presentation about Vietnam contemporary art - New York University, USA
Jan: ‘NURSING BREAST’ (Installation) - ‘WHO WE ARE?’ workshop — Phu My Hung art center,
Oct: ‘MONUMENT OF ROUNDTRAY’ (installation) - Dahlem Museum - Berlin, Germany, funded
by Henrich Boell Foundation
July: ‘THE SUFFERING CHAIR’ (installation) — LIVING ART — REGIONAL ARTISTS RESPOND
TO HIV/AIDS - Queen Gallery, Thailand, organized by Ministry of Culture, Thailand
in conjuncture with the 15th International Conference on AIDS.
Jun: Curator for Performance art and Installation event in frame of Hue Festival held by Hue Fine
‘Clippers and hangers’ (installation & performance art) — Project 1 - Hue Festival, VN
May: ‘MONUMENT OF ROUNDTRAY’ (installation & performance art)—National Gallery, Bangkok
Thailand, funded by henrich Boell Foundation
Feb: ‘MONUMENT OF ROUNDTRAY’ (installation & performance art) Chiang Mai Art Museum —
Thailand, funded by Henrich Boell Foundation
Dec: Arts and Culture for Development (ACD) - training program organized by British Council,
‘PUSHING THROUGH BORDERS’ (installation & performance art)—Mekong Project at Blue
Space Gallery, HCMC, Vietnam, funded by DTW & Rockefeller Foundation
Oct: ‘THE WOMAN AND THE OLD HOUSE’ (poetry performance art) - Iowa University Theatre,
Iowa, USA, funded by The Department of US.
June: ‘THE SUFFERING’(improvisation performance art)-Blue Space Gallery,HCMC, Vietnam.
Curator for Performance art and Installation workshop at Hue — HoiAn, the first time with own
Mar: THE MEKONG PROJECT WORKSHOP — Artists’ Residency Program in Thailand held by
dance Theater Workshop (DTW), New York, funded by Rockerfeller Foundation
Nov: ‘WINDOW TO ASIA’ — exhibition & workshop in vietnam contemporary art center in Hanoi;
held by The Arts Network Asia (ANA) & Vietnam Fine Arts Association sponsored by Ford
Nov: ASIATOPIA 4TH/2002 - Thailand
Sep: BUSAN BIENNALE 2002 - Korea.
July: Nippon International Performance Art Festival NIPAF — Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nagano,
June: 1 month residency - PhuQuoc Island — Vietnam
‘EMOTION FROM THE SEA’ (painting exhibition) - Blue Space gallery HCMC, Vietnam
Feb: MATSU BOX EXHIBITION - Nagano — Japan
Dec: ‘LIQUID’ WORKSHOP - Long Hai beach, Vietnam ‘The choice’ (installation)- Blue Space
Gallery, HCMC, Vietnam
Oct: Za Hall Gallery - Tokyo, Japan
Japan Society - New York, USA
Shiga Museum - Japan
Aug: ‘OPEN WORKSHOP’ - Binh Quoi Tourist Village, HCMC. Exhibition of excellent works by
various generation’s students of HCMC Fine-Arts University-City Gallery, HCMC Vietnam
Mar: WOMEN ARTISTS EXHIBITION - Fine-Arts Association of HCMC, Vietnam.
‘The 5th Asia Performance Art Series’- Hongkong, Macau & Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo, Nagano)
‘THE NIPAF SUMMER SEMINAR 2000’ - Nagano, Japan
Sep: FOUR - PEOPLE EXHIBITION - blue Gallery, danang, Vietnam
Jun: WOMEN ARTISTS EXHIBITION - Women Cultural House, HCMC, Vietnam
Dec: YOUTH FINE-ARTS EXHIBITION - Fine-Art Association of HCMC, Vietnam.
Nov: FOUR - PEOPLE EXHIBITION - Vietnam Galerie, HCMC, Vietnam
Oct: ‘Vietnam sensibility’ - freiburg, germany.
Aug: ‘THE DREAM’ - Personal painting and installation exhibition at IDECAF, HCMC, Vietnam
Jan: HCMC’S YOUNG ARTISTS EXHIBITION - HCMC’s Fine - Arts Museum, Vietnam
Oct: HCMC’S YOUNG ARTISTS GREAT EXHIBITION—Fine Arts Association HCMC, Vietnam
Jun: ‘parcours’ - 6-month workshop sponsored by The French Embassy & the Fine Arts
University of Hanoi at Alliance Francaise, Hanoi, Vietnam
National 5 Year Exhibition of Fine Arts at National Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam.
‘WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS’ - A Touring Exhibition from 1994 to 1999, USA