Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

Artist Profile: Le Thua Tien


1964 Born in Hue, Vietnam


2008-2009 Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

1995-1996 Post graduate Rijakasacademie van Beeldende Kunsten,
Royal Arts Academy, Amsterdam, Holland

1988 B.F.A. College of Fine Arts, Hue University, Vietnam

1990-2010 Lecturer in Painting Department, Faculty of Arts, Hue
University, Hue Vietnam


2018 Silent Whisperings, Salon Art Vietnam, Hanoi
2011 The Globe, Meta House, (German-Cambodian Cultural Center)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2009 MFA Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Arts Center, Sydney NSW. Australia

2007 Hues of Hue, Fielding Lecht Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA

2006 Reflections, Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

1998 Vietnam - The Fossilized War, installation (video clips, plaster figures). Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, USA

1995 Monumentalite in Time, Gallery Amber/East-West Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands


2018 L'Infini du Miroir, L'Espace, Hanoi
2017 Foliage, Vingroup Center of Contermporary Art, Hanoi Vietnam

2016 Kenpoku Art 2016, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

2015 Victoria’s Gallery, Paris, France

2013 Daklak Arts Center, Buon Ma Thuot City, Vietnam

2012 Continuing Conversations – Meta House 5 Year Show – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2009 Nam Bang, Casula Powerhouse Arts Center/ Liverpool Arts Museum, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

2008 I LOVE PHO, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre / Liverpool Regional Museum, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC Australia

2006 Field of Dreams, origami installation, collaboration with Nerine Martini, Songlines Arts Festival, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

2006 Malaysian-Vietnamese Contemporary Arts

2005 Hoi Tu, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam

2004 Vietnam Today, Gallery Amber and Gallery Caro/East-West Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands

2003 Open Studios, Arcus Project 2003, Ibaraki, Japan

2002 Liquid International, workshop and exhibition - Long Hai and HCMC Fine Arts Museum, HCMC, Vietnam

2002 Hue Arts Festival 2002, Hue, Vietnam

2001 13 Horas, paintings & installation exhibition, Caracas, Venezuela

2000 The Five Hue Artists, Song Huong Gallery, Hue, Vietnam

1999 Things We Carry: Revisioning Vietnam, (installation, photography), Sally Packard, An My Le, Le Thua Tien, North Texas University Art Gallery, Texas, USA

1998 Meeting Point 98, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum & Hanoi Fine Arts College, Vietnam

Gap Vietnam, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

1997 Vietnam - Thailand Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Hue and Hanoi, Vietnam

Le Thua Tien - Phan Cam Thuong, Gallery Julian Scott Memorial, Johnson, Vermont, USA

From Red River to Mekong: New Trends in Vietnam, Center Wallonie, Bruxelles, Belgium; Paris, France

1 + 1 (Le Thua Tien – Bradford Edwards), Blue Space Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam

1995 Open Studio, Rijkasacademie, Amsterdam, Holland

Arts and Image '95, Grote Kert, Denhaag, Holland

1992 Franco - Vietnamien Culture Festival, Hue, Vietnam, & Paris, France

1988 National Fine Arts Exhibition, Hanoi, Vietnam


2013 Haiku Path Project, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang Selangor, Malaysia.

2003 Field of Hope, installation project, origami in landscape, 3000 lotus folded papers, Moriya’s Baseball field, Ibaraki, Japan
2002 Armada project, installation project, floating over the Long Hai seashore of 15,000 white boats, origami folded paper, 20x6x6cm each

Lotus candles, an installation project of 10,000 white paper lotus lanterns, 8x6x6 cm each, Hai Ba Trung High School, Hue, Vietnam

Wild flowers, installation project, 3,000 white paper pin wheels on river bank, Hue, Vietnam, 2002

Moonlight, installation project of fishing net, bamboo, plastic, U.V light, 140m2 on the Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam


2015 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Vermont USA
2011 Heinrich Boell Foundation grant
2011 Chinatown Arts Space, SUSTAIN Sculpture Project, London, the UK. Final shortlist
2011 The second triennial Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation/ Singapore Art Museum, Signature Art Prize 2011, Singapore. Shortlist

2007 Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship/ University International Postgraduate Award ( EIPRS/UIPA). University of New South Wales, Australia

2003 Asian Cultural Council Grant- Research grant for Japan (US-Japan Arts program)

1997/1998 Freeman Asian Artist Award

1995-1996 Scholarship from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

1995 Arberg- UNESCO fellowship, the Netherlands


2015 & 1997 Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residency, Vermont USA

2013 Rimbun Dahan Artist in Residency, Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia

2011 “Meditation” Sculpture Workshop and Symposium, Ban Don, Daklak, Vietnam.

2008 Artspace Visual Arts Center, Artist in Residency, Wolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia.

2008 Casula Powerhouse Visual Arts Center, Artist in Residency, Liverpool Arts Museum, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

2005 Blue Space Gallery, International workshop and exhibition, HCMC Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam

2003 International Symposium: “At Home/Not at home? Artists in Residencies in Tokyo NOW”, POLA Museum Annex, Chu-o-ku, Tokyo, Japan

2003 ARCUS PROJECT’03, Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, JAPAN

1999 Things we carry – Revisioning Vietnam, University of North Texas, USA

1998 Indochina Arts Partnership, Newton Center MA, USA

1997 The 1997/1998 Freeman Asian Artist Award. Two months Artist in Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, U.S.A
1996 Amber Gallery, East/West Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands


Vietnam Fine Arts Association


Ibaraki Shimbun, Japan, vol: Dec, 2003.
World Sculpture News Magazine, February-March, 2002
Vietnam News magazine, vol: Feb,1999-2000
Boston Globe Newspaper, USA. Vol: Dec, 1998 Art New England magazine, Dec 98/Jan 99
Asian Art Archive, Biography on Vietnamese Contemporary Art, Eef Vermeer
Leiden morning Newspaper, Holland. Vol: Jan, 1996


Amber Gallery - East/ West Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands
HCMC Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam
Senda Gallery, Hiroshima Japan

Birth Date: 1964
Birth City: Hue
Birth Country: Vietnam

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