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Thu Van Tran
Working across a range of forms and materials, Thu Van Tran uses her own experience as a cultural outsider – a Vietnamese woman living in France – to explore physical and cultural displacement and history of colonialism, subjects that have become poignantly relevant in today’s climate.

She was born in 1979 in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and lives in Paris (France). In 2022, Thu Van Tran had a strong presence in the exhibition Reclaiming the Earth at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris as well as at the Carnegie Biennale in Pittsburgh (USA) with an in situ realization. In 2023, the MAMAC in Nice will devote a solo exhibition to her, while the Bourse de Commerce - Collection Pinault in Paris gives her a prominent place in its exhibition Before the Storm.

Thu Van Tran has had solo exhibitions at Ladera Oeste (Guadalajara, Mexico), Kunsthaus Baselland (Switzerland), n.b.k.Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, the Macleay Museum in Sydney (Australia), the CREDAC in Ivry-sur-Seine, the Plateau-Frac Ile-de-France and La Maison Rouge, Paris (France). She was also nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2018 and presented her work at the Centre Pompidou the same year. In 2017 she participated in the international exhibition of the 57th Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel


From Green to Orange
Thu Van Tran
In the Fall, in the Rise
Thu Van Tran
Arirang partition
Thu Van Tran
Les Couleurs du gris
Thu Van Tran
Nos Lumières (Cyclope)
Thu Van Tran
Novel without a title
Thu Van Tran
Peau blanche
Thu Van Tran
Traînée de poussière
Thu Van Tran
Overly forced gestures. From harvest to fight
Thu Van Tran
The Red Rubber
Thu Van Tran

Gallery exhibitions


We live in the flicker
MAMAC, Nice (France)
Before the Storm
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Paris (France)
Is it morning for you yet? 58th Carnegie International
Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), Pittsburgh (USA)
2022 - 2023
Reclaim the Earth
Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)
Thu Van Tran, Novel Without a Title
Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (Switzerland)
24h à Hanoi
Le CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)
Xe Đạp ơi
VCCA (Vincom Center for Contemporary Art) Hanoi (Vietnam)
2018 - 2019
Marcel Duchamp Prize
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)
57th Biennale di Venezia, Venice (Italy)
Echange de présents
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (Germany)
La dix-huitième place
Centre d’Art Villa du Parc, Annemasse (France)