Thu-Van Tran

Biography

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Thu-Van Tran
VN / FR
Born in 1979, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Lives and works in Paris (France)


Studies

2004
— MFA, Master of Fine Art, delivered with distinctions by ENSB-A (École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris - FR)
— Exhibition Practice Seminar - ENSB-A (FR) - Directed by Christian Bernard

2001
— Coubertin Foundry, Saint-Rémy Les-Chevreuses (FR) - Compagnons du Devoir

2000
— Glasgow School of Art (UK) - Bachelor degree - Environmental Design Department


Solo shows

2019
— Le CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine (FR), (cur. Claire Lerestif) Upcoming
— Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, Munich (DE) Upcoming

2018
— VCCA - Vincom Center for Contemporary Art - Hanoi (VN), (cur. Mizuki Endo) Upcoming
— La Grande Place Musée Du Cristal - Fondation Hermès - Saint Louis (FR), (cur. Marie Cozette, Synagogue de Delme)
— Galerie Saint Séverin - Paris (FR) “Maidday”, (cur. Alicia Knock)

2017
— Meessen De Clercq - Brussels (BE) “Mountains are like the bones of the earth. Water is its blood.”
— Joseph Tang Gallery - Paris (FR) “The Blind Excuse” w/ Marieta Chirulescu
— Frieze - Randall’s Island - New York (US), (Focus w/ Meessen De Clercq)

2016
— Ladera Oeste, Guadalajara (MEX), “Listen, the darkness deepens” (cur. Geovana Ibarra)
— Macleay Museum, Sydney (AU), “From stamping to reading”
— n.b.k. (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein), Berlin (DE), “Exchange of presents” (cur. Silke Wittig)
— Les Abattoirs - Médiathèque, Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (FR), “Writing and other flickers” (cur. Olivier Michelon)

2015
— Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (BE), “We are this, and that, aren’t we?”
— Espace Art et Essai - Rennes 2 University (FR), “Cao Su pleure” (cur. MAE)

2013
— MÉPIC - Musée éclaté de la presqu’île de Caen (FR), “Rejections” (cur. Éric Degoutte)
— Statements - Art Basel, Basel (CH), w/ Meessen De Clercq (BE)
— Centre d’Art Villa du Parc, Anemasse (FR), “The 18th Place” (cur. Garance Chabert)
— Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (BE), “We live in the Flicker”

2011
— Martine Aboucaya Gallery, Paris (FR), “The Humain Stain”

2010
— La Maison Rouge - Le Patio, Paris (FR), “The Pure Number according on Duras” (cur. Marc Lenot)

2009
— Bétonsalon - Centre d’Art et de Recherche, Paris (FR), “Book People” (cur. Mélanie Bouteloup)

2007
— L’Espace - Centre Culturel Français, Hanoi (VN)
— Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mulhouse (FR), “Backlight”


Group shows (a selection)

2019
— Visual Arts Centre in Megaron, Athens (GR), “The Unwritten Library / After Babel”, (cur. Anna Kafetsi) Upcoming

2018
— Centre Georges Pompidou - Paris (FR), Marcel Duchamp Prize (cur. Marcella Lista)
— The Schwartz Foundation, Art Space Pythahorion, Samos (GR), (cur. Katerina Gregos)
— MAMAC - Nice (FR), “Cosmogonies” (cur. Hélène Guenin)
— Carré d'Art - Nîmes (FR), “Un désir d'Archéologie” (cur. Jean-Marc Prevost)

2017
— Anne-Sarah Bénéchou gallery - Paris (FR), “Entre deux infinis”
— Moderna Museet - Stockholm (SWE), “Manipulate the world” (cur. Fredrik Liew, Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby)
— Frac Franche-Comté (FR), “Montag or the possible libraries” (cur. Patrice Joly)
— Lidice Museum - Lidice (CZ), “Remember Lidice” (cur. René Bock)
— Venice Biennale (IT), The Arsenale, The 57th International Exhibition, “VIVA ARTE VIVA” (cur. Christine Macel)
— Centre Pompidou-Metz (FR), “Jardin Infini. De Giverny à l'Amazonie” (cur. by Emma Lavigne/Hélène Meisel)

2016
— Le Parvis - Tarbes (FR), “La timidité des cimes” (cur. Magali Gentet)
— The Meurice Hotel - Paris (FR), “The Meurice Prize exhibition”
— Palazzo Reale - Milan (IT), “A brief history of the future”
— Meessen De Clercq - Brussels (BE), “ANTHROPOCENE” (cur. Olivier Meessen)

2015
— Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz - Fnagp - Nogent-Sur-Marne (FR), “Soudain...la neige” (cur. Caroline Cournède)
— Les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées - Toulouse (FR), “Dévider le réel” (cur. Olivier Michelon)
— Block Edition - Berlin (DE), “Remember Lidice” (cur. René Bock)
— Royal Museums of Fine Arts - Brussels (BE), “A brief history of the future”
— The kunsthalle - Mulhouse (FR), “Translation as a negotiation” (cur. Sandrine Wymann)

2014
— Jerome Poggi Gallery - Paris (FR), “Matérialisme Histérique” (cur. Société Réaliste)
— Edouard Manet Gallery- Gennevilliers (FR), “Le corps invisible” (cur. Lionel Balouin)
— Jerome Poggi Gallery - Paris (FR), “Sans titre (Je suis là)” (Thibault Poutrel collection)
— Le Plateau - FRAC Île-de-France - Paris (FR), “Interprète” (cur. Xavier Francesci)
— LiFE, Saint-Nazaire (FR), “Par les temps qui courent” (cur. Sophie Legrandjacques)

2013
— Vehbi Koc Fondation - Istanbul (TUR)
— Espace des arts sans frontière, Nuit Blanche, Paris (FR), (cur. by Daphné Lesergent)
— Tanas Fondation/Neuer Berliner Kunstverein - Berlin (DE), “The Unanswered Question” (cur.René Bock)

2012
— Le Crédac - Ivry-sur-Seine (FR), "L’Homme de Vitruve" (cur. Claire Le Restif)
— End of Century Gallery - New York (US), "Twentieth to twentieth»"(cur. Joseph Tang)
— Meessen De Clercq - Bruxelles (BE), "Particles"

2011
— Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris (FR), “Soudain déjà” (cur. Guillaume Désanges)
— Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain - Rochechouart (FR), “Au grenier quatre pièces de mémoire” (cur. Olivier Michelon)

2010
— Liste - Basel (CH), (cur. Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser)
— Martine Aboucaya Gallery - Paris (FR), “All Over”
— Le Crédac - Ivry-sur-Seine (FR), “Le Carillon de Big Ben” (cur. by Claire Le Restif)

2009
— Martine Aboucaya Gallery - Paris (FR), “Meeting you half way”
— Serge Aboukrat Gallery - Paris (FR), “Phase Zéro”
— Lieu Commun, Le Printemps de Septembre - Toulouse (FR), “Là où je suis n’existe pas” (cur. Christian Bernard)
— Kimusa - Artsonje Center - Seoul (KR), “Memory of void” (cur. Nathalie Viot and Sunjung Kim)

2007
— Le Crédac - Ivry-sur-Seine (FR), “Expérience Insulaires” (cur. Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser)

2006
— La Générale - Paris (FR), “Voir en peinture” (cur. Éric Corne)

2005
— Galerie DAP - Warszawa (PL), “Tolerate me”
— Galerie Hengevoss-Durkop - Hamburg (DE), (cur. by Éric Corne)

2004
— Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris (FR), “Félicité” (cur. Maria de Coral and Éric Corne)
— Galerie du Passage de Retz - Paris (FR), “Première Vue” (cur. Michel Nuridsany)
— Galerie Pitch - Paris (FR), “Singles” (cur. Christian Bernard)


Curating and Artistic Direction

2014
— Centre Georges Pompidou - Bpi - Paris (FR), “Duras Song” an exhibition on Marguerite Duras archives activated in an installation by Thu Van Tran, and co-curated with Jean-Max Colard

2006
— La Générale - Paris (FR), “Hradacany”, co-curated with Yann Chateigné


Collections (a selection)

2017
— MNAM, (FR)
— Fondation Kadist, (FR/US)
— MAC VAL, (FR)

2016
— Lidice Memorial, Lidice (CZ)
— Agnès Rein collection, (FR/BR)

2015
— Josée and Marc Gensollen collection, Marseille (FR)
— Collection of Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (FR)
— Winner of the public commission, Conseil Général of Seine Saint Denis, (FR)

2014
— Iris and Matthew Strauss collection, San Diego (US)

2013
— Vehbi Koc Fondation, Istanbul (TUR)
— Sanders collection, Amsterdam (NL)
— Pierluigi and Natalina Remotti Fondation, Camogli (IT)
— Thibault Poutrel collection, Paris, (FR) and London (UK)

2012
— Collection of Frac-Île de France (FR)

2011
— Collection of Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain, Rochechouart (FR)

2010
— Museum of the Louvre Abu-Dhabi, Abu-Dhabi (AE). Commission by the Centre Georges Pompidou for the realization of works for the Children’s

2009
— Collection of the Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris (FR)
— Public commission for the multimedia library of the city of Poissy (FR)


Residencies

2016
— Neue Berliner Kunstverein Residency, Berlin (DE)

2012
— "Hors les Murs" Program, French Institut, New York (US)

2011
— La Fabrik, grant from the city of Burgdorf, Bern (CH)

2010
— Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul (KR)

2008
— Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR)


Grants and Prizes

2018
— Production allowance, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphique et Plastique (FR)

2017
— Short listed for The Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art, The Meurice Hotel (FR)

2013
— Production allowance, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphique et Plastique (FR)

2010
— Installation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (FR)

2009
— Finalist Audi Talents Awards (FR)
— Individual creation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (FR)
— Support of the Amis de la Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (FR)

2008
— Exhibition allowance, Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris (FR)

2006
— Individual creation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (FR)

2005
— Installation allowance, Drac Ile-de-France (FR)
— Laureate Mulhouse 05 Prize (FR), Henry-Claude Cousseau selection

2004
— Project allowance, Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris (FR)


Talks and Teaching

2018
— PCA - Paris College of Art, Paris (FR). Fine Art Dpt, Senior instructor for Bachelor Degree

2017
— Times Museum, Guangzhou (CHN). Symposium "In the Name of Archive: Re-imagining History as Contemporary Art Practice"
Co-curated by Nikita Yingqian Cai and Mia Yu
— FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (FR). w/ Patrice Joly on Art and Literature
— Venice Biennale, Venice (IT). VIVA ARTE VIVA, The Arsenale. Tavola Aperta, a lunch and talk, October 6th
— Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (FR), Café Society, talk with Christine Macel and Jean-Max Colard, September 21st
— PCA - Paris College of Art, Paris (FR). Fine Art Dpt, Sculpture Junior instructor since 2014

2016
— Sydney University - Faculty of Arts and Social sciences, Sydney (AU), Lecture on «Marguerite Duras and Visual Arts», invited by Michelle Royer
— French Institut of Sydney, a transcription of "Duras Song" exhibition shown at Centre Pompidou in 2014

2015
— Ensa, École Nationale Supéreure d’Art de Bourges (FR), Jury DNAP (BFA equivalence)
— Rennes 2 University (FR), «Théories voyageuses», Colloquium on post-colonial forms and attitudes in Art and Literature (with Julia Waters, Françoise Vergès, Olivier Marboeuf, Zahia Rahmani)
— BBC Vietnam, 8 min of TV interview on «Duras Song» by Caophong Pham

2014
— RFI radio, October 2014, invited by Catherine Fruchon Toussaint
La grande table, France Culture radio, 15th October 2014, invited by Thibault Sardier
Les Carnets de la création, France Culture radio, 13th Oct 2014, invited by Aude Lavigne

2013
— Christian Aubert Even, Paris (FR), «Pas tout à fait noir, le gris», Talk on Guillaume Millet paintings
— Esam, École Supérieure d’Arts et Médias de Caen (FR), Talk
— Esaaa, École supérieure d’Art de l’agglomération d’Annecy (FR), Talk

2012
— Le Crédac - d’Ivry-sur-Seine (FR), «Regards croisés», Talk on «Art and Archive»

2010
— La Maison Rouge - Paris (FR), Talk on Marguerite Duras writings

2009
— Radio Printemps de Septembre - Toulouse (FR), a conversation with Jean-Yves Jouannais
— Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul (KR), Talk

2008
— Esbat, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Tours (FR), Talk and workshop

2004
— Sarajevo School of Fine Art (BK), Talk and workshop with the artist Alma Suljevic


Artist Publication and Contributions

2018
— "Tié menteur" - Editions P, 16x10 cm, 72 pages, further to the research seminar Les Contemporains (Universités Paris 7 et 13), directed by Magali Nachtergael and Céline Flecheux - Upcoming
— "Marguerite Duras and visual arts" - Peter Lang Editions, in the collection «Marguerite Duras» led by Christophe Meurée. Outcome the colloquium «Marguerite Duras and visual arts» in 2016 at Sydney University, led by Michelle Royer - Upcoming

2015
— "La Rouge", exhibition catalog - Lendroit Edition, texts by Elvan Zabunyan, Eva Barois De Caevel and Amanda de la Garza, 112 pages, ISBN 978-2-917427-86-6
— "Au plus profond du Noir", a subjective translation of Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness, 18x11 cm, 248 pages. A second writing produced by La Kunsthalle Muhouse (FR), ISBN 978-2-930528-12-0

2014
— "D’Emboutir à Lire" - Contribution for the magazine Initiales - n°3 MD on Marguerite Duras (directed by Claire Moulène)

2013
— "Nos lumières" 2001-2013 - A monography by Meessen De Clercq Edition, text by Magali Nachtergael, 25,5x20 cm, 208 pages, French-English, ISBN 978-2-930528-10-6
— "Au plus profond du Noir", a subjective translation of Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness, 18x11 cm, 232 pages, ISBN 978-2-930528-11-3
— "24pages" edition by Manuel Burgener

2010
— "J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faîtes", contribution for the magazine (invited by Christian Alandete)

2009
— "Là où je suis n’existe pas", contribution for the group show catalog, Le Printemps de Septembre

2006
— "ICI-ICAR" - Exhibition catalog, edited by the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse (France)


Bibliography

2018
— “Manipulate the World: Connecting Öyvind Fahlström” Catalog of the group show curated by Fredrik Liew and Goldin + Senneby at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SWE)

2017
— “VIVA ARTE VIVA”, exhibition catalog, edited by the Venice Biennale (IT), The 57th International Exhibition, (cur. Christine Macel) (Text by Claudia Buizza)
— “Jardin Infini, De Giverny à l'Amazonie", exhibition catalog, edited by Centre Pompidou Metz (FR) (Text by Hélène Meisel)

2016
— "A brief history of the future", exhibition catalog, edited by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels (BE)

2013
— “The unanswered question", exhibition catalog, edited by Tanas and René Block edition (DE) (Text by René Block)

2012
— "L’Homme de Vitruve", exhibition catalogue, edited by Crédac, (Text by Claire Lerestif)

2011
— "Soudain déjà", exhibition catalogue, edited by Beaux-Arts de Paris (Text by Hélène Meisel)

2010
— "Le Dessein Collectif", magazine ROVEN - n°2 autumn, (Text by Daphné Lesergent)

2007
— "Expériences Insulaires", magazine Semaines - n°61, Edited by Analogues


Press

2018
Le Quotidien de l’Art, 5th February 2018, Marcel Duchamp Prize 2018 by Pedro Morais

2017
Le Monde news paper, 20th October 2017, "À la FIAC, de l'étrangeté mais peu d'horizons"by Emmanuelle Lequeux
Beaux-Arts Magazine, October issue, "Nos artistes coup de coeur, Thu Van Tran l'intemporelle" by Emmanuelle Lequeux
The Art Newspaper, 10 th May 2017, "Reinventing the world': Venice Biennale gives older and lesser-known artists their due" by Jane Morris and Javier Pes
Le Monde Magazine, March 2017, "Puissante Amazonie" by Roxana Azimi

2016
LEAP, September issue, Review on 4 pages by Jo-ey Tang

2015
France 3, JT Régional Alsace-Lorraine, February 13th
Código, N°85, Mexicain magazine, February-March 2015, «Thu Van Tran» review by Amanda de la Garza
BBC Vietnam, 12 Feb 2015, interview and report on the artistic direction of "Duras Song" shown at Centre George Pompidou, by Caophong Pham

2014
Libération, 28th October 2014, «Duras un écrivain pur Song» by Philippe Lançon
Le Quotidien de l’Art, 22th October 2014, «Du No future au No Past une fusion entre nature et culture à (Off)icielle» by Cédric Aurelle
France 2, 22th October 2014, reportage Culturebox by Marie-Christine Sentenac
Beaux-Arts Magazine, October 2014, «En route vers la gloire» by Emmanuelle lequeux

2013
Zérodeux, N°67, «Derniers usages de la littérature» by Patrice Joly

2012
Les Inrocks, 10 October, «Outils de résistance» by Claire Moulène
L’art même, N°55 2nd term, 2012, «Art et littérature» by Magali Nachtergael

2011
Le journal des Arts, 4-17 November, «Multiplicité d’une époque» by Frédéric Bonnet
Connaissance des Arts, October, «Jeunes pousses» by Damien Sausset
Artforum, summer, «Thu Van Tran» by Liliane Davies

2010
Lunettesrouges.lemonde.fr, 28 March, «Entre gui parasite et l’amour victorieux, une courbure dans la trajectoire de la lumière» by Marc Lenot

2009
Lunettesrouges.lemonde.fr, 18 February, «M.Duras, Billancourt, et le nombre pur» by Marc Lenot
Artparis.com, December, «Meeting you half way»,
by Sarah Ihler-Meyer
Le monde, 29 September, «Printemps de Septembre»
by Emmanuelle Lequeux
Lacritique.org, 14 October, «Printemps de Septembre. Dialogue de dessins, vidéos, sculpture et dialectique critique»
by Christian Gattinoni
Lunettesrouges.lemonde.fr, 1 October, «Les quatuors de Christian Bernard» by Marc Lenot

2008
Lacritique.org, 22 April, «Fahrenheit 451, Homme livre Homme libre» by Daphné Lesergent

2007
Lunettesrouges.lemonde.fr, 21 February, «Fahrenheit 451
à Bétonsalon» by Marc Lenot

2006
Archistorm, Summer 2008, «La possibilité d’une île»
by Juliette Soulez
Art21, Spring 2007, n°12, «Expériences insulaires»
by Garance Chabert
Mouvement, «La culture de l’alternative» by David Samson
Lacritique.org, 5 April, «Les faux-semblants de l’héritage formaliste» by Daphné Lesergent