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Trinh Tuan


1961 Born in Hanoi, Vietnam

1985 BA Design - Styling, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts

2000 MFA, Vietnam University of Fine Arts

Lecturer at Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts

Member of Hanoi Fine Arts Association

Member of Vietnam Fine Arts Association

Lives and works in Hanoi


2020 Memories of Silence, VietArt Space & Studio Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi

2009 Solo exhibition, Cuijk, Netherlands

2008 My Autumn, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2005, 2003 Lacquer painting exhibition, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2001 Vietnamese Emotions II, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

1999 Vietnamese Emotions, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand


2022 5th Hanoi Art Connecting, VCCA Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi

2020 Online Exhibition of Asian Higher Fine Arts Education 2020

2019 4th Hanoi Art Connecting – International Art Exhibition & Workshop Vietnam, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi

6th KMUTNB International Art and Design Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand

NU Asean Works and Art Exhibition, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

12th Fine Arts Exhibition of Thailand International Visual Artists Association, Bangkok, Thailand

Shared Inspiration – Asian Art Exhibition, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China

Vietnam Lacquer painting exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary History, Moscow, Russia

Kyusyu International Art Camp, Fukuoka, Japan

2018 2nd Andaman International Art Workshop and Exhibition, Krabi, Thailand

5th KMUTNB International Art and Design Workshop, Amphawa, Thailand

Thailand Biennale, Krabi, Thailand

Art Plus Korea Travel, Seoul, South Korea

3rd Hanoi March Connecting, University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi

ASEAN convoy, Manila, Phillipines

International Lacquer Art Exhibition, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2017 Sun Rising Over the Mekong: 50 Years of Vietnamese Painting, Guy Peppiatt - Stephen Ongpin Gallery, London, UK

International Art Workshop, Shanghai, China

Vietnam Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

Lacquer Workshop, King Mongkut University, Bangkok, Thailand

2nd Hanoi March Connection, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi

Vietnam - Poland Fine Arts Workshop, Hanoi

Hymn Arts Camp, Nepal

Asia Lacquer Craft Exchange Program, Myanmar

International Art Exhibition, Jogja Gallery, Indonesia

2016 Vietnamese Lacquer, Berlin, Germany

Silk Journey to Singapore Art, Singapore

Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Hanoi Ve Rieng Toi, Eight Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam - Thailand Art and Exhibition Workshop, Songkhla Rajabhat University, Songkhla, Thailand

Asian Lacquer Crafts Thailand-Vietnam, Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University, Thailand

Asia Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pulau Ketam International Art Festival, Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

8th Asian Art Exhibition, Malaysia

15th International Painting and Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Japan

1st Hanoi March Connection, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi

Echo from Nature – Asia Art Link International Art Exhibition, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Tet Tet, Hanoi Creative City, Hanoi

2015 2nd International Art Festival “Silk Road”, Shaanxi, China

Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art – Art Palm Beach, FL, US

Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK

Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art Group Show, Brussels, Belgium

Cross Craft Craft, Ayutthaya, Thailand

4th ASEAN Art Exhibition, Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand

Asia Art Link, Seoul, South Korea

Ciputat International Painting Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia

Lang's House – A Dream of Rebirth, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Tet Art, Hang Da Galleria, Hanoi

Vietnam - Thai Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi

2014 Vietnam Vibes: Harmonies of Space and Time – Asian Art in London, UK

After the Storm, Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Vietnamese Lacquer and Crafts Show, Marseille, France

Krabi International Art Workshop, Krabi, Thailand

Amazing Pulau Ketam, Malaysia

Sasaran International Art Festival “Art In The Air”, Sasaran, Malaysia

Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition, Pasay, Philippines

2013 Worlds of Paper and Wood, New York, US & Asian Art in London, UK

Vietnamese Lacquer Painting, Venice, Italy

More Than Monarch, Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand

From Craft to Art: Vietnamese Lacquer Paintings, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

9th International Fine Arts Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand-Vietnam Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition, Thailand Fine Arts Museum, Phitsanulok, Thailand & Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

2012 Art Under the Roof, Muong Cultural Space Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

Season of the Heart, String International Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

8th International Fine Arts Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand

Art Palm Beach, Besharat Museum Gallery, Atlanta, GA, US

Java Spices, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2011 Hanoi 1000, The Arts Club, Washington, DC, US

Art London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, UK

Vietnamese Lacquer Painting Exhibition, Beijing, China

2nd International Fine Arts Workshop, Sasaran, Malaysia

2010 International Film and Theater Festival, Busan, South Korea

Contemporary Art Exhibition Malaysia - Vietnam, Penang, Malaysia

3rd Asian Art Link, Manila, Philippines

Group exhibition, Wilfrid Museum, Israel

Solo show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan

2009 Mysterious Emotions – Solo show, Koh Samui, Thailand

International Art Workshop, Sasaran, Malaysia

American International Fine Arts Fair, Art Palm Beach, FL, US

Group exhibition, India

2008 Good Morning Korea - Good Morning Vietnam, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Contemporary Vietnamese Fine Arts – ArtAsia Miami, FL, US

Havana Hanoi, Faces and Places, Artana Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Spiritual Spaces, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2007 Dream, Hanoi

Women Painters, Painted Women, Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Of This and Other Worlds, Bankside Gallery, London UK

Tuan & Hoa’s Oil Paintings, Gallery 68, Copenhagen, Denmark

Good morning Korea - Good morning Vietnam, Seoul, South Korea

2006 Spirits and Stories, Gascoigne Gallery, UK

Vietnam-Malaysia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Impression & Expressions, Vietnamese Contemporary Paintings, Thavibu Gallery Thailand

2006, 2004, 2000 Group exhibition, Taiwan

1999-2006 Group exhibition, Thailand

2005 Here and Hereafter, Wilfrid Museum, Israel

Group exhibition, Malaysia

2005, 1996 Group exhibition, China

2004 Group exhibition, Italy

2004, 1997 Group exhibition, Germany

2002 Group exhibition, Hong Kong

2002, 2000, 1996 Group exhibition, Japan

2001 Vietnamese Vibes: A Group Show of Contemporary Fine Art from Vietnam, Wilfrid Museum of Asian Art and Studies, Israel

2001, 2000 Group exhibition, Netherlands

2001, 2000, 1997 Group exhibition, Singapore

2000 Mekong Magic, Jerusalem Theater, Israel

1998-2000 Group exhibition, Denmark

1999 Faculty of Fine Arts group show, Columbia University, New York, US

Group exhibition, Australia, Laos, & Argentina

1998 Group exhibition, France


2005 Co-founder of Southeast Asian Fine Arts Group (Asia Art Link – AAL)

2016 Connecting AAL Team with Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts to organize annual “Hanoi Art Connecting” International Art Event for 4 consecutive years

2019 Curator for "Vietnam - Korea Contemporary Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition"

Curator for “Exhibition of fine art works of typical Asian artists”

2021 Curator for Phu Quoc United Center Art Residency – organized by VCCA, Vinpearl Phu Quoc, Vietnam


1999 Awarded a fellowship by Columbia University Faculty of Fine Arts

1996 First Prize, Sweden-Vietnam Cultural Development Exhibition


National Art Gallery, Malaysia (2003)

Collection of the Crown Prince of Norway HRH

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