Born in 1982. Graduated from Arts and Culture College of Ho Chi Minh City in 2004, Duc has his works shown in group exhibitions at Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, Sàn Art independent artist space, City Library in Melbourne and at many other alternative spaces, workshops, open studio and artist in residence program in Ho Chi Minh City. Curatorial exhibition: "Shaping a Line", co-curated with Zoe Butt, San Art, 2011.
Recent group exhibitions and projects:
2011 "The Dogma Prize in Self Portraiture", Fine Arts Museum of HCMC, HCMC, Vietnam.
2011, "Art Swap" project & exhibition, apartment 107 Truong Dinh, HCMC, Vietnam.
2011, AAA Mobile Library, "Little Earthquakes by Tran Minh Duc", Sàn Art, HCMC, Viet Nam.
2010, 2010 Ho Chi Minh City Young Artists Grant Program Exhibition, City Library Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2010, "Syntax and Diction", group exhibition, Sàn Art, HCMC, Viet Nam.
2010-2011: "Before night falls", performance, "Feasting to the End of Illusions" group show, Le gout Cafe + Le Thanh Theater, Ho Chi Minh City.
Grants and awards: 2010 Young Artist Grant Programme Ho Chi Minh City by the City of Melbourne
About works / performance
I tend to base on the urban's movements and developments as inpirations for my creative activities, which is represent people's relations and communication, about how things get along together. That is included the relations of cities to their own neighborhood, their expanding of territory and to the nature, through layers of time: past-present-future. To my deeper urban researches, I'd like to experiment the reaction and connection of humans to the city they're living in and vice versa, sometimes that includes fictitious transformations of those in comic books, the supernaturals that was created by themselves urban civilians.
Normal day No.2 (some day in NY)
Digital C-prints on calender sheets
38 x 27.5 cm
Suddenly, on a Wednesday
collage on photopaper
60 x 90 cm
Installation, arcrylic spray on canvas
200cm x 400cm roll