Nguyen Trung

 

 

“I paint with industry and cleverness as a mason’s laborer but also with the pleasure and indulgence of a little boy who dips his hands into the sand on the beach to build his own palace. I, too, have an extreme deep longing for dipping my hands in the material I use to paint: trowel and brush are not enough for me.”

 

 

1940  Born in Soc Trang, Vietnam. Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Education

1958 Gia Dinh School of Fine Arts, Saigon, Vietnam

 

Awards

1963 Spring Salon Art Competition, Gold Medal, Vietnam

1960 Spring Salon Art Competition, Silver Medal, Vietnam

 

Public collections

Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum, Vietnam

Museo Biblioteca Archivio, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Singapore National Art Museum, Singapore

United Overseas Bank, Singapore

Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Solo exhibitions

2016 Be open, National Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

2014 Solo presentation at Insight  Art Basel Hongkong

2010 Grey White Black, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2004 Blackboard, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2001 The White Series, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1999 Revelations of Time and Self, Gallery Trang An, Hanoi, Vietnam

1990 Maison du Vietnam, Paris, France

1967 Alliance Française, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Selected group exhibitions

2017

Personal Structures, European Cultural Center and GAA Foundation, Venice, Italy

Art Stage Singapore, Singapore.

2016

Open, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi

Organized by Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport to highlight and appraise Vietnam achievements after “Doi moi” period for 30 years (1986-2016)

2015

START art fair 2015, CUC Gallery, London, UK

Art Stage Singapore, CUC Gallery, Singapore

2014

Start Art Fair, CUC Gallery, London

Art Stage Singapore, CUC Gallery, Singapore

2012 Dawn, CUC Gallery, Hanoi

2011 Composition | Construct, Galerie Quynh ,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2008 olio. the year end show, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2007 Good Morning Vietnam, Good Morning Korea, Korean Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea

2003 – 2000 various exhibitions in Hongkong, Singapore and Vietnam.

1998

On the Horizon, Pacific Bridge Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Oakland, California, USA

L'anima Soffocata, Museo Biblioteca Archivio, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Vietnamese Art from 1925 to Today, Forum des Halles, Paris, France

1997

The New Face of Vietnam, Seoul, Korea

All the Rivers are Running. Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art, Hanoi, Vietnam

1996

11th International Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

 Vietnamese Art after Doi Moi, Fujita Vente Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1995 10th International Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, Singapore National Art Museum, Singapore

1994 Asian Friendship Exhibition, Ho Chi Minh City Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Traveled to Tokyo, Japan.

1992

Uncorked Soul, Hong Kong and Singapore

Abstract Painting, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1991

Société Nationale des Beaux Arts Biennial, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Exhibition by overseas artists living in France, Maison des Associations, Forum des Halles, Paris, France

1990 – 1996 Recent Works, annual exhibition by a group of ten artists, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam

1959 – 1989 National group exhibitions