Nguyễn Trần Nam
Born in 1979, Nam is considered one of the second-wave contemporary artists in Hanoi closely associated with Nha San Studio – one of the fist artist-led experimental art spaces of Northern Vietnam.
Since graduating from the Vietnam University of Fine Art in 2003, Nam has been producing a diverse body of multimedia work, which takes inspiration from his own experience coming from a working-class family, growing up in the countryside of Hung Yen and later migrating to the capital to study painting. At times dark and heavy, at others playful and sarcastic, his work makes visible both the past and present-day social, political and historical issues of Vietnam, while highlighting the individual tales of human relationships among people of different social groups.
Nam’s selected exhibitions include: ‘UNDONE…’ – Manzi Art Space, Hanoi – 2017; ‘Mise-en-scene’ - Nha San Collective, Hanoi - 2016, ‘Broken Chapters’- Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, 2013, ‘Hinterland’ - Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco - 2012, ‘Gap’ -Nha San Studio, Hanoi - 2010.