Introducing Thu Van Tran (*1979 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
French-Vietnamese artist Thu Van Tran’s work is deeply entwined with her processing and contemplating her own origins. Born in Vietnam, she arrived in France a refugee at the age of two. Her personal history, rooted in a collective mind, is marked by wartime and migrant experiences that she conveys in her works. To give voice to the past, the artist utilizes various materials and media—rubber, pigment, photography, and six specific, ever-recurrent colors that symbolize wartime experiences and some of the most grueling human-rights and environmental abuses in modern times.
Today, her works can be found around the globe in public and private collections such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Kadist Foundation Paris/San Francisco, the Lidice Memorial, the Josée & Marc Gensollen Collection, and the Vehbi Koç Foundation in Istanbul. In 2019, Thu Van Tran took part in a residency program at the Times Museum in Guangzhou, China. Since 2012, Tran has been teaching a bachelor course at the PCA Paris College of Art.
Excerpt of the text “Colors of Grey” by Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
Thu Van Tran will be part of our upcoming group exhibition:
Presence in the Absence
Julius von Bismarck | Fabian Knecht | Ella Littwitz | Emilija Škarnulytė | Thu Van Tran
Jan 18, 2020 – Feb 21, 2020
Opening Jan 18, 2020, 7 – 10 pm
We like to thank Rüdiger Schöttle for the cooperation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀