Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

Artist Profile: Vu Kim Thu



1976 Born in Hanoi, Vietnam


2003 MFA – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Illinois, USA 2001 Post Baccalaureate Degree – SAIC, Illinois, USA
1999 BFA – Hanoi Fine Arts College, Hanoi, Vietnam (painting and drawing)
1998 Maine College of Arts, Portland, Maine, USA (printmaking)


2016 Into Darkness, Manzi Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam
2013 L’espace en miniature, L’Espace, Ha Noi, Vietnam
2012 Miniature space vs Dancing with landscape, Yorisa Theater/Awa Gallery
Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence Program, Tokushima, Japan
Intertwined, Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, IL, USA
The Green Shadow, Mc Coll Center for Visual Art, North Carolina, USA
2010 …floating… with Yizheng Lin Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany
Webs, 2nd Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Rangoli and the fragmentations of spaces, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2009 Open House, Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India
Paper Magic, The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Solo exhibition, G-Ahn gallery, Seoul - Korea
Solo exhibition, Dami gallery, Daegu - Korea
Hi Asia, Changwon Art Festival, Changwon City, Korea
Mind street, E.M Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008 Jondo Portraits, Clinard Dance Theatre, Links Hall, Chicago, USA
2006 Doodle Installation, Bookworm, Hanoi,Vietnam
2005 Solo exhibition New paintings, Chilean Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
2004 Immersion point, Links for International Promotion of the Arts, Chicago, USA
Solo exhibition, Japanese Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
Faculty spring show – Lill Street Arts Center - Chicago, IL, USA
2003 La companera with Las guitarra de Espana, Chicago, USA Graduation thesis exhibition, Gallery 2 , SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA Solo exhibition - Theatrical Space – MO ODD Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA


2014 A Woman's View, Goethe Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam
2011 Fragmentation of Spaces with Nguyen Oanh Phi Phi, L’Espace, Ha Noi, Vietnam
2008 Oscilloscope, with Le Quoc Viet and Tran Trong Duong, L’Espace , Hanoi, Vietnam
Journey into the doodle with Fhung Lie, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, USA
2007 Hanoi - Art – Women, Maison des Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
Black and white with Douglas Jardine – Bookworm, Hanoi, Vietnam
2005 Vietnamese female video artist Exhibition, Germany
Tree, Hanoi Fine Arts College, DAAD, Goethe Institute and German Embassy
2002 A sound learning, collaborative with Jessica Almy Pagan - SAIC - Chicago, IL Chicago Arts Show – Chicago, IL, USA
2000 American Photography – Vietnamese Painting
Exhibition with artist Renie Barrow – US Embassy – Hanoi, Vietnam
1999 “P.O.V” (Point of view), group exhibition between Maine College of Art and
Hanoi Fine Arts College.


2013 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Gas Natural Fenosa, Coruña - Spain
2012 Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence Program, Japan
2011 Can Serrat International Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain
Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy
Mc Coll Center for Visual Art, North Carolina, USA
2010 Residency at Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen, Germany
Djerassi artist-in-residence Program, California, USA
Seven Below Arts Initiatives, Vermont, USA
2009 UNESCO- Aschberg bursary – Sanskriti Kendra, India
Rimbun Dahan Residency - Malaysia
2008-09 Asia Pacific Fellowship, Changdong and Goyang National Art Studio, Korea
Jerome Fellowship, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, MN, USA
Freeman Fellowship, Residency at Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA
2002 Nippon Steel Art Appreciation Competition, Chicago, IL, USA
2001 James Nelson Raymond graduation scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA
Dean’s Grant, MFA, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998 Student exchange scholarship by Indochina Arts Partnership -Sister program at Maine College of Art, ME, USA


2012 “Journey with lines”, Bookworm Festival of creative ideas, Hanoi, Vietnam
2011 “The creative path”, Bellagio Residency, Italy
“Works on papers” Mc Coll Center for Visual Arts, NC, USA
2010 “My path of being an artist through traveling”, Hyde Park Art Center, IL, USA
“Looking Inward” The Palo Alto Art Center and Djerassi Program, CA, USA
Art Talk series “Rangoli and the fragmentations of spaces”, Bui Gallery, Vietnam
2009 Open House, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
Open Studio - National Art Studio, Goyang - Korea
2008 The school of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
Marlboro College, Vermont, USA
2005 Personal works, Chilean Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
2004 Works on interiors of public and private spaces,
Chicago Semester, school of architecture, Chicago, IL, USA
2003 Life and Study under Vietnamese perspectives,
NAFSA Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Personal works, Lill Street Arts Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Brickton Arts Center, Park Ridge, IL, USA
Graduate lecture series, Painting and Drawing Department, SAIC, IL, USA
2002 Personal works, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL, USA International student art lecture, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA

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