Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

Artist Profile: Nguyen Minh Thanh


Born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1971. Graduated from the Hanoi Fine Art University in 1996.
Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Tôi - Me - Moi, The East Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012 Unspoken Words, (Lời chưa nói), Eight Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City
2011 Cloud of the old days, (Áng mây xưa), New Space Arts Foundation, Hue, Vietnam
2007 Earth and Ink, Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2006 Happy Citizen, Mai Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2005 Please Give Me One Object of Yours, in the “Tree Project” of Veronika R adulovik, Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam
Playing Cards, Hanoi Fine Art University, Vietnam
2004 Small Fish, Ryllega Experimental Contemporary Art
Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2003 Silence, Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2000 The Party, Nha San Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam
1999 Letters for my Mother, Gallery of Artist Unlimited, Brelegeld, Germany
One Road, Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam
1998 My Face, Gallery Witrevin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 My Face, Vietnam Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A Story like Another, Gallery L’Atelier, Hanoi, Vietnam
1996 First Solo Exhibition, 29 Hang Bai, Hanoi, Vietnam

Group Exhibitions

2011 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, The Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2007 Meditation in Ink, Tama Gallery, New York City, USA
2006 Il Dragon e la Farfalla, Arte Contemporanea in Vietnam, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
2005 The Ten Courts of the Kings of Hell, Bankside Gallery, London, England
Lotus Flower - Art from Vietnam, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki
Waino Aaltonen, Museum of Art, Turku; Hameenlinna Art Museum, Hameenlinna, Finland
The afternoon is full of signs, L’Espace, Hanoi, Vietnam
2004 Vietnam Today, Galerie Amber and Galerie Caro, Leiden, The Netherlands
A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2003 Contemporary Vietnamese Painting, The Ace Gallery, Bermuda
Green, Red and Yellow, Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam
Subverted Boundaries, Cross-Bike-Airplane, Sculpture Square, Singapore
2002 Installation and Performance, Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam
2000 Group Exhibition, Pacific Bridge Gallery, Oakland, New Zealand
1999 Gap Vietnam, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
1999 Triennial of Asian Contemporary Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Memory-Spirit-Pollution, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nine Lives, Casula Power House, Sydney, Australia
Night Watch, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Mother and Son, Third Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia
1998 Clocks, Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam Express, Travelling Exhibition, Norway
Spirit of Hanoi I and II, BAU Gallery, Helsinki and Gallery of the Art Association of Oulu, Finland
Printemps Vietnamien – Paris Hanoi Saigon, Pavilion des Art, Paris, France
Plastic waste, Asia-Pacific Artist Solidarity, Centre of Academic Resources, Chulalongkom University, Bangkok, Thailand
Vietnam Today, Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, San Francisco, USA
3 aus Hanoi, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
1997 Artists Calendar, Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
Spring Color, Blue Space Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Parcours, Alliance Francaise, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tour Japan, Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Drawing and Words, Hanoi Fine Arts College, Vietnam
1995 Young artists - New paintings, Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
Safe Distance, College of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam, and travelled to Substation, Singapore, Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany and Stadelschule Frankfurt, Germany
Escape, Paul Ricard, Paris, France
1994 Students of the Fine Art University Exhibition, German Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam

Grants and Residencies
2006 ACC residency in Tokyo, Japan and Queens New York, USA
2003 Visiting Arts/Delfina International Fellowship Oct. 2003 – June 2004 in London, England
1996 Grant of the Vietnamese and Swedish Culture Promotion Foundation


2006 Curator of “Ceremonial paintings of Northern Ethnic Minorities” for Dongson Today Foundation, Hanoi Fine Art University
2001 Director of Production Design for Vietnamese film “Mua”/ “Bride of Silence” by director Doan Minh Phuong

Public Collections

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Ace Corporation, Bermuda
World Bank

Private Collections

France, Germany, Holland, U.S.A. Japan, Bermuda, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam
Intercontinental Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
Post Vidai collection of contemporary Vietnamese art, Switzerland

Birth Date: 1971
Birth City: Hanoi
Birth Country: Vietnam

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