Nha San Collective

10 Oct 2021

​Quynh Nguyen, founder of Nguyen Art Foundation, and Thy Nguyen, Special Projects of Nguyen Art Foundation visited Nguyễn Huy An in his Hanoi studio on 28 November 2020. Huy An shared how his art career started, his practice, the artists who inspired him, the process of making A Ă Â and Study of The Fluctuation of a Shadow, and the afterthoughts that he puts in his works. 

-- Featuring: Nguyễn Huy An; Quynh Nguyen (Founder, Nguyen Art Foundation); Thy Nguyen (Project Manager, Nguyen Art Foundation)

Direction: Ta Minh Duc, Tra My Nguyen | Research and Production: Alessandra Dias, Tra My Nguyen, MoT+++ | Photography: Ta Minh Duc | Sound: Nguyen Duc Thanh | Light: Nguyen Duc Anh | Translation: Chau Hoang

Studio Visit with Nguyễn Huy An by the Nguyen Art Foundation

06 Oct 2021

Nha San Collective artist Nguyen Phuong Linh will be joining the tenth edition of QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Triennial

"For this landmark tenth edition, QAGOMA’s Asia Pacific Triennial looks to the future of art and the world we inhabit together. It’s rich with stories of how to navigate through time and space, reimagine histories and explore connections to culture and place.

‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10) will include 69 projects with new and recent work by more than 150 emerging and established artists, collectives and filmmakers from more than 30 countries. It includes works of art that are by turn highly personal, deeply political, and full of joy.

Including major new and recently commissioned works, APT involves a great depth of research by the Gallery’s in-house curators working collaboratively with a network of artists across wide and diverse geographies from Australia and the Asia Pacific region."

For more information, please read from this link:


Nguyen Phuong Linh at the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10)

06 Oct 2021

Artist Nguyen Trinh Thi and Nha San Collective will be exhibiting their works at Documenta Fifteen in 2022.

"The “Documenta Fifteen” curated by the Indonesian art collective Ruangrupa has published a list of exhibiting artists and collectives. The names have been exclusively announced in the street newspaper “Asphalt” from Hanover, that benefits homeless and by poverty affected people. The next documenta will take place from June 18 until September 25, 2022 in Kassel."

For more information, you can read here:


Nha San Collective and Nguyen Trinh Thi at Documenta Fifteen

18 Jun 2021

​“Quynh Nguyen, founder of Nguyen Art Foundation and Thy Nguyen, Special Projects, Nguyen Art Foundation visited Nguyễn Phương Linh in her Hanoi studio on 28 November 2020. Phương Linh shared the early stage of her art career, her practice, the source of her medium, and the “teachers” of her life who urged her to do more research and study about Vietnam history for her practice.”

You can watch the video here: 


Phuong Linh at Special Projects, Nguyen Art Foundation

18 Jun 2021

​Project Vườn Lài Xứ Sở Diệu Kỳ happened once again this year at little Ba Bau between 26 April and 2 May, 2021:

- A queer museum

- Films viewing and discussions

- Conversations about cinema and lgbt/queer

- Drawing, sewing, making zines, and cooking

- Sewing L with cailongiday shop

Program belongs to project Vườn Lài Xứ Sở Diệu Kỳ by Queer Forever! and supported by FAMLAB fund, British Council.

Partners: Bà Bầu Air, Bàn Lộn - Vagina Talks, Nhà Sàn Collective, THAORS.

lờvờlờzờ4ếvờ, a program by Queer Forever

18 Jun 2021

​EYES WITHOUT A FACE is a project co-organized by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and Manzi Art Space, with support from the Goethe-Institut, and other organizations, individuals and close friends.

The exhibition took place simultaneously at Manzi Exhibition Space, 02 ngõ Hàng Bún and The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung, Hanoi, between 12 March — 20 April 2021

Acknowledgement: curator Đạt Nguyễn, guest speaker/curator Hiroyuki Hattori, composer Hiroyuki Ura, technical crew Dương Thanh Quang, Lê Đình Chung, Nguyễn Trần Nam, Nguyễn Nhật Quang, Lê Dụng Hiệp, painter Đỗ Thanh Lãng, coordinator Trần Duy Hưng, PR assistant Trần Thùy Thiên Kim, translator Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên Ngân​

"Eyes Without a Face",  a Visual Art Exhibition by Nguyen Phuong Linh and Truong Que Chi

18 Jun 2021

​Curation by Tuan Mami

Artists: Veronica Radulovic, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Tran Kim Ngoc, Joyce Ho

An event by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Southeast Asia - Hanoi 

​​"This presentation is a response and an echo to Rosa Luxemburg's life of fighting for a fair society.

This exhibition's idea is built upon Rosa's inspiration and her revolutionary theory to keep the link between people who are always trying to contribute their life to humanity and who always act to make society better.

This unique showcase brings five thoughtful, sensitive, revolutionary, powerful female voices who have contributed significantly to our society and our culture through their arts and activities.

The five artists come from different backgrounds, different societies, and other generations. They will be creating a dialogue to discover various aspects of our lives and continuously 'Reform' to follow life changes. To 'Reform' is to question what our history is presenting, to question those powers that exist in our society through politics, social hierarchies, classes, and to search for a better society or suitable environments."

For more information:


Nha San Collective at Those who do not move, do not notice their chains

08 Jun 2021

Project ​Skylines with Flying People 4 happened between the end of December 2020 and January 2021. 

The project was curated by Phu Luc. 

Participating artists: Phan Thao Nguyen, Tran Hau Yen The, Tuan Mami, Tran Van Thuy, Nguyen The Son, Ngo Thanh Bac, Le Thuan Uyen, Trinh Minh Tien, Nguyen Hong Ngoc (Ngoc Nau), Tran Duc Quy, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Nguyen Hoang Giang, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, Nguyen Kim To  Lan, Nguyen Duc Dat, Tran Luong, Nguyen Van Song, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Truong Que Chi, Nguyen Quoc Thanh, Nguyen Huu Hai Duy, Nguyen Dinh Phuong, La Mai, Le Dinh Chung, Phung Tien Son, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Van Phuc, Nguyen My Anh. 

For more information, please visit project's website:


Skylines with Flying People 4

24 Jan 2020

​Tuan Mami appeared at S.E.A. Focus 2020 (16 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020), Singapore's Gillman Barracks.

"The art platform brought together 20 galleries from across Asia and beyond, highlighting a diverse range of contemporary Asian artists in one space".

"The Vietnam talk was moderated by artist Dinh Q. Le, and featured Tuan Mami, the co-founder of Á Space, CUC Gallery founder Pham Phuong Cuc, Nguyen Foundation creator Quynh Nguyen, and writer Louise Malcolm".


Tuan Mami at S.E.A. Focus 2020

10 Jan 2020

​Tuan Mami’s opening in Pop-Up exhibition “Strange Things” at Cavan Road, Singapore Art Week 2020 will be happening on January 10 this year. 

Moreover, Tuan Mami will be joining #BilliardTableChats beer & talk on January 18, 2020 and #SoutheastAsiaArtWatchVietnam in #SEAFocus2020 on January 19, 2020.

Tuan Mami at "Strange Things", Singapore Art Week 2020

10 Jan 2020

This December, a garden by Queer Forever that has no opening and closing:

- Films viewing and daily discussions

- Conversations about cinema and lgbt/queer

- Workshops on cinema, theater, drawing, sewing, making images with queer films

The program starts on 12 December 2019 (Wed - Sun, 2.30pm - 10pm), and would be happening at quán nhạc cầm, 60 ngõ Thổ Quan, Khâm Thiên, Hà Nội.

Vườn lài, xứ sở diệu kỳ, a program by Queer Forever

10 Jan 2020

​Tuan Mami is going to be a part of the [CO/Inspiration /In Catastrophes] exhibition at MOCA Taipei - opening on November 22, 2019. The exhibition includes many great artists such as Ai WeiWei, Chim'Pom, Pierre Huyghe, Tsubasa Kato, James T.Hong.

Tuan Mami at [CO/Inspiration /In Catastrophes]

03 Nov 2019

​The Mistake Room is hosting a screening and talk by “Where The Sea Remembers” artist Phuong Linh Nguyen on November 5, 2019 7pm – 8:30pm. Phuong Linh will give a talk delving into her artistic practice and Nha San Collective.

For more information please read here:

Phuong Linh at The Mistake Room

03 Nov 2019

​"Endless, Sightless* speaks of a state of difficulty in attempting to see things clearly, given the conditions – either from the external reality or the internal mind - like layers upon layers of fog, or of ocean waves. This Seeing, in its nature, is akin to an awareness of the space-time to which one belongs, from which a personal vantage point might shed light upon itself as much as others.

In the two selections of films from members of Nha San Collective – to be screened concurrently in two adjacent spaces - viewers experience both the visual worlds and the stories the artists have conjured. An interesting dynamic between practices of moving image employed by Nha San Collective artists of different generations is thus revealed."

The program is commissioned by Kings Artist Run Gallery (Australia), curated by Que Chi Truong and feature the works of Do Van Hoang, Le Xuan Tien, Nguyen Duc Huy, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Ta Minh Duc.

Kings Artist-Run Gallery
Melbourne, Australia
28/09/2019 - 19/10/2019

Atelier 8421 - Cité internationale des arts
Wednesday, October 02 2019, at 06:00 pm

*Endless, Sightless (Trùng Mù), title of Nguyen Phuong Linh’s video work, 2014-2016

Endless, Sightless at KINGS Artist-Run Gallery

03 Nov 2019

​Artist/ curator Linh Phuong Nguyen has represented Nha San Collective at Korea Research Fellow 2019 on September 20, 21 ,22 this year.

Linh Phuong Nguyen co-found Nha San Collective in 2013. She was born and raised at Nha San studio and has demonstrated a deep understanding and involvement in the local art community both as an artist and an art organizer. Her multidisciplinary practice spans installation, sculpture and video, concerning about geographic cultural shifts, human consequences on nature and fragmented historical views.

Phuong Linh Representing Nha San Collective at Korea Research Fellow

03 Nov 2019

​Duo open-studio “Good morning, midnight” by artists in residence Truong Que Chi (Nha San Collective) and Dat Vu is happening on September 28 & 29, 2019 at Cité internationale des arts through the programme of the Institut français. 

Act 1: 7pm - 10pm, #8421
Act 2: 8:30 pm - 10 pm, #8305

"Good morning, midnight. A space-duet. Echoing each other’s déja vus. A sculpture of function. Decontextualized narratives. Like a play with two acts”.

For more information:

Good Morning, Midnight by Truong Que Chi at Cité Internationale Des Arts

13 Sep 2019

​Exhibition Archive in Residence “Southeast Asia Performance Collection”, with Nha San Collective artist Tuan Mami, at Haus der Kunst Munich, has been happening from June 27, 2019 and will be opened until September 29, 2019. 

The exhibition features works selected from the collection by by Amy Sanford, Le Brothers (Hai Duc Le and Thanh Ngoc Le), Tuan Mami, Racquel D Cruz, 
Jef Carnay, Mideo M Cruz and New World Order, Judy Freya Sibayan, Nicholas Tee, Lee Wen, Kanitha Tith and Sareth Svay - that extricate three interlinked themes of “publicness”, identity and engaging with the “archive”.

The exhibition is curated by Eva Bentcheva, Annie Jael Kwan and Damian Lentini in consultation with Sabine Brantl (curator of the Archive in Residence series).

The Southeast Asia Performance Collection was launched in 2017 by Live Art Development Agency in London. The collection was made possible by the generosity and labour of many people: Alessandra Cianetti (Something Human co-director 2014-2017), Yun Teng Seet, Eva Bentcheva (director of Batubalani), Dana Langlois, Bruce Quek, Java Arts, Independent Archive Singapore, Sangker Battambang, Dia Art Projects, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Nha San Collective, Reaksmey Yean, Phare Selpak Ponleu, Sa Sa Art Projects
Đỗ Tường Linh, Six Space, New Space Arts Foundation and Studio Revolt. With the support of Arts Council England, ACE - Artists International Development Fund, and National Arts Council Singapore.

With thanks to Jia Qi Quek for designing the first edition of the Southeast Asia Performance Collection Study Guide, and also the following scholars for their contributing articles and research in the field: Thomas Berghuis, Pamela Corey, Wulan Dirgantoro, Ho Rui An, Nathalie Johnston, Koh Nguang How, Roger Nelson, Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, Judy Freya Sibayan, Nora Taylor, Lyno Vuth, and to the editorial team and contributors of Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art.

Tuan Mami at Archive in Residence “Southeast Asia Performance Collection”

13 Sep 2019

"​In âm sáng, Huy An finds inspiration in the rich folk and religious traditions of Northern Vietnam –scavenging relics, curiosities and memories from temple sites, theatres and distinguished actors. Once collected, these items are subtly manipulated and re-appropriated by the artist, drawing out reflections on the threads that run between the reality of today and the cultural heritage of epic mythologies and sacred

Exhibition Dates: June 13 - July 27, 2019

Venue: Galerie Quynh, 118 Nguyễn Văn Thủ, Đakao, Quận 1, Tp Hồ Chí Minh

For more information:

Âm Sáng at Gallery Quynh | An Exhibition by Huy An

16 Jul 2019

​Nha San Artist Phuong Linh and Tuan Mami’s appearance at District Berlin with Trung Mu - White Mist in Foreign Country curtained on June 2 2019. The exhibition was curated by Suza Husse.

Julianne Cordray wrote about the show, published on The Seen Journal.

You can read the article at http://theseenjournal.org/art-seen-international/trung-mu-white-mist/

​‘In this space, hands, whether human or artificial, materialize the presence of otherwise barely visible, or wholly invisible, bodies—particularly those engaged in service work. The repetitive image, in deliberately posed gestures, articulates and solidifies the body’s tactility. Its omnipresence also comes to invoke the so-called “invisible hand” of capitalism—or the capital machine itself—as the system in which the nail industry, its materials and power structures, is embedded’. 

Phuong Linh on The Seen Journal

19 Jun 2019

Artist Nguyen Quoc Thanh, Nha San co-founder, is presenting Queer Perspectives on the Contemporary Art Scene in Vietnam at Meet Over Lunch (Residency Unlimited), New York.

The program takes place on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Nguyen Quoc Thanh and curator Bartek Remisko will have a conversation about queer culture in Vietnam, Nha San Collective, and his project Queer Forever! (the first queer art festival in Hanoi).

For more information:

Nguyen Quoc Thanh at Residency Unlimited