Thu Van Tran

Biography

THU VAN TRAN

Born in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) in 1979. Lives and works in Paris (France).

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Mountains are like the bones of the earth. Water is its blood., Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

The blind excuse, Joseph Tang Gallery, Paris (France) with Marieta Chirulescu

Solo show with Meessen De Clercq, Frieze New York, New York (USA)

2016

Listen, the Darkness Deepens, Ladera Oeste, Guadalajara (Mexico)

From stamping to reading, Macleay Museum, Sydney (Australia)

Echange de présents, Curated by Marius Babias, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (Germany)

Ecrire et autres Eclats, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (France)

2015

We are this and that aren't we?, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Cao su pleure, Galerie Art et Essai, Rennes (France)

2013

Statements, Art Basel, Basel (Switzerland) 

La dix-huitième place, curated by Garance Chabert, Centre d'Art Villa du Parc, Annemasse (France)

2012

We live in the flicker, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

2011

La Tache, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris (France)

2010

Le Nombre Pur selon Duras, curated by Marc Lenot, La Maison Rouge -Le Patio, Paris (France)

2009

Fahrenheit 451-Homme Livre Homme Livre, Bétonsalon -Centre d’Art et de Recherche, Paris (France)

2007

Thu Van Tran, L'Espace -Centre Culturel Français de Hanoi, Hanoi (Vietnam)

2006

Lumière Arrière, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse, Mulhouse (France)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Manipulate the world, curated by Fredrik Liew, Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Sweden) upcoming

Montag or the possible libraries, curated by Patrice Joly, Frac Franche-Comté (France) upcoming

The Walk, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

 Ostranénie !, ENSAPC YGREC, Paris (France)

Viva arte viva, 57th Biennale di Venezia, Venice (Italy)

Jardin infini, De Giverny à l'Amazonie, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz (France)

2016

Prix Meurice 2016, Le Meurice, Paris (France)

La timidité des cimes, Le Parvis, Tarbes (France)

Remember Lidice, Lidice Museum, Lidice (Czech Republic)

2015

A.N.T.H.R.O.P.O.C.E.N.E, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Soudain…la neige, Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne (France)

Dévider le réel, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (France)

A Brief History of the Future, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (Belgium)

Presque la même chose, curated by Sandrine Wymann, Kunsthalle, Mulhouse (France)

2014

Matérialisme histérique, curated by Société Réaliste, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris (France)

Le corps invisible, Galerie Édouard Manet, Gennevilliers (France)

Sans titre (Je suis là), curated by Lionel Balouin, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris (France)

Saint Jerome, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium)

Interprète, curated by Xavier Franceschi, FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris (France)

Nuit Blanche, curated by Daphné Lesergent, Espace des Arts sans frontière, Paris (France)

2013

The Unanswered Question, curated by René Block, TANAS, Berlin (Germany)

Le Musée éclaté de la Presqu’Île de Caen, curated by Eric Degoutte, Le Mépic, Saint Aubin d’Arquenay (France)

2012

L'Homme de Vitruve, curated by Claire Le Restif, Le Crédac -Centre d’Art d’Ivry-sur-Seine (France)

Twentieth to twentieth, curated by Joseph Tang, End of Century Gallery, New York (USA)

Particles, Meessen De Clercq, Bruxelles (Belgium)

2011

Soudain déjà, curated by Guillaume Désanges, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris (France)

Au grenier quatre pièces de mémoire, curated by Olivier Michelon, Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart (France)

2010

All Over, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris (France)

Le Carillon de Big Ben, curated by Claire Le Restif, Le Crédac -Centre d’Art d’Ivry-sur-Seine, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)

2009

Meeting you half way, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris (France)

Phase Zéro, Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris (France)

Là où je suis n’existe pas, curated by Christian Bernard, Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse -Lieu Commun, Toulouse (France)

Memory of void, proposal by the Artsonje Center and curated by Nathalie Viot, Kimusa, Séoul, (South Korea)

2007

Expérience Insulaires, curated by Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser, Le Crédac -Centre d’Art d’Ivry-sur-Seine, Ivry-sur-Seine (France)

2006

Voir en peinture 2, curated by Éric Corne, La Générale, Paris (France)

Tolerate me, Galerie DAP, Warszawa (Poland)

2005

Galerie Hengevoss-Durkop, Hamburg (Germany)

2004

Félicité, curated by Maria de Coral and Éric Corne, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris (France)

Première Vue, curated by Michel Nuridsany, Galerie du Passage de Retz, Paris (France)

Singles, curated by Christian Bernard, Galerie Pitch, Paris (France)

 

CURATING AND ARTISTIC DIRECTION

2014

Duras Song, an exhibition concerning Marguerite Duras archives activated in an installation by Thu Van Tran and curated with Jean-Max Colard, Centre Georges Pompidou - BPI, Paris (France)

2006 

Hradacany, curated with Yann Chateigné, La Générale, Paris (France)

 

PUBLIC ACQUISITIONS

2015

Collection of Les Abattoirs - Musée d'art moderne et contemporaine and Frac Midi-Pyrénées

2011

Collection of Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart (France)

Commission by the Centre Georges Pompidou for the realization of works for the Children’s Museum of the Louvre Abu-Dhabi, Abu-Dhabi (United Emirates)

2010

Collection of the Fond Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)

2008

Public commission for the multimedia library of the city of Poissy, Poissy (France)

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Residency, Berlin (Germany)

2014

Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2012

Hors les Murs, Institut Français, New York (USA)

2010

La Fabrik, bourse de la ville de Burgdorf, Bern (Switzerland)

2009

Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon, Seoul (South Korea)

2007/2008

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (France)

 

GRANTS AND PRIZES

2017

Shortlisted for The Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art, The Meurice Hotel (France)

2013

Production allowance, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphique et Plastique (France)

2010

Installation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (France)

2009

Finalist Audi Talents Awards, Paris (France)

Individual creation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (France)

Support of the Amis de la Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (France)

2008

Exhibition allowance, Département des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)

2006

Individual creation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (France)

2005

Installation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (France)

Laureate Mulhouse 05 Prize, participation proposed by Henry-Claude Cousseau, Mulhouse (France)

2004

Project allowance, Département des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)

 

EDUCATION

2003

MFA (with mention) delivered by the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris (France) (from Bernard Piffaretti and Jean-Marc Bustamante studios)

2002

Exhibition practice seminar (Directed by Christian Bernard)

2001

Formation Fonderie Coubertin - Compagnons du Devoir (France)

2000

Glasgow School of Art, Environmental Design Department (UK)