• Tran Luong, Vietnam

Tran Luong, Vietnam


Lives and works in Hanoi.

Tran Luong is a painter who now also works in video, new media, performance installation and conceptual art. He was born in Vietnam in 1960 and graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts Instiute in 1983. In his early paintings, which became increasingly abstract, he drew on themes of nature. He was one of the so-called ‘gang of five’ young artists in Vietnam, all graduates of the Fine Arts Institute, who came to international attention in the mid 1990s and participated in shows with that group in Vietnam, The Netherlands and the UK. He was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam from 2002 to 2003 and is also now a curator, advising on several international contemporary curatorial projects. As an artist, he has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Vietnam, and in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Argentina, Japan, Thailand, China, Singapore, the UK, South Korea and the United States. His video work ‘Flowing’ in this exhibition was exhibited at ‘The Second Fukuoka Asian Triennale’ 2002 and subsequently purchased by the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. The video encompassed his childhood memories of growing up in Vietnam during the American war and is informed by his Buddhist beliefs.

Tran Luong. Ngui com.