Invited Artists


Tran Luong

Tran Luong. Photo by courtesy of the artist.

Born in 1960, Luong is a visual artist and curator from Vietnam. He finished his studies at the Hanoi College of Fine Arts in 1983; in the same year, he founded the artist collective Gang of Five. His progressively abstract works have been showcased in group exhibitions in at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, Vietnam; the Museum of the Tropics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art 2002, England; and the Fukuoka Asian Biennal, Japan. For about ten years, Luong has also been concentrating on installations and performative art, which much like his paintings draw from experiences and problems in his own life, for example the loss of traditional values that his generation is confronted with. In 2000, Luong founded the Contemporary Art Centre in Hanoi, which he represented as art director until the end of 2003. He is considered to be the most important mediator of contemporary art in Vietnam; he has organized various workshops for young artists and has curated performance festivals and exhibitions, among others in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Hanoi.