Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

Artist Profile: Nguyen Duc Dung


Nguyen Duc Dung

Pen name Thiên Hoả (Celestial Fire)

Born in 1978 in Thanh Hoa province

Represented by Art Vietnam Gallery since 2009


2004 - Present Researcher at the Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism

2001 - 2002 Teacher of Sino-Nom Studies at the University of Social Science and Humanities of Hanoi

2000 Bachelor of Arts, Sino-Nom Studies

Group Exhibitions

2010 Wordless: Zenei Gang of Five, calligraphy exhibition with Zenie members Tran Trong Duong, Pham Van Tuan, Nguyen Quang Thang and Le Quoc Viet, Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

2009 Attended calligraphy exhibition and exchange between Unesco Calligraphy Club-Vietnam and Jeju Calligraphy Club-South Korea at the Temple of Literature, Hanoi (August 2009)

Attended calligraphy exhibition Towards 1000 Years Anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi together with Unesco Calligraphy Club at Giang Vo Exhibition Center (February 2009)

2008 Attended avant-garde calligraphy exhibition “Dance of Script” together with Zenei Gang of Five’s members at Maison Des Arts, Hanoi

One of the founders of the website

2007 Attended the Five Styles of Nom Scripts calligraphy exhibition “Autumn Floral Spirit” at Temple of Literature and Hanoi Old Citadel

Attended modern calligraphy exhibition “Script” together with Zenei Gang of Five’s member at Studio Tho, Hanoi

2006 Attended and performed in the calligraphy exhibition “Twenty-Eight Stars” at the Temple of Literature, Hanoi

2003 Attended calligraphy exhibition at National Conference about “Reservation and Development of Sino-Nom Culture, Hue City, Vietnam

2001 Attended calligraphy exhibition “The Respectful National Culture in Spring” at the Temple of Literature

Awarded the prize “Young Talented Calligrapher”, Temple of Confucius, Hanoi, Vietnam

2000 Joined Unesco Calligraphy Club, Vietnam

1999 Founder of Young Calligraphy Club at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, organized the calligraphy exhibition at the National University and in Hai Duong City


Bamboo Reflection Image, Modern Calligraphy, 70x140xm, Chinese Ink on Xuyen paper, 2007

Cornell University Museum – New York

Other calligraphy works in private collections in Germany and USA

Birth Date: 1978
Birth City: Thanh Hoa province
Birth Country: Vietnam

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