Đỗ Hoàng Tường
b. 1960, Ho Chi Minh City
Born in Quang Nam and graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University in 1984, Đỗ Hoàng Tường belongs to an influential generation of abstract painters in the South of Vietnam in the 1990s. Since 2000, he returned to figurative painting, showing the desire for the founding of a new artistic path: to repair the violent loss and destruction of our human condition. Hoàng Tường’s signature figures are often stretched or contorted in torment, their legs in sexualized pose with bodies in disproportion, as if to provoke a sense of danger and anger. For him, making art helps one depart from the trauma of history. Select notable exhibitions include: ‘Personal Structures’, European Cultural Center and GAA Foundation, Venice, Italy, 2017; ‘Open Door – Fine Arts during the 30 years after Doi Moi’, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, 2016; ‘Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock: Biographical Imprints’, Artistic Practices in Southeast Asia, Singapore, 2015; ‘Dawn: Four Artists from Vietnam’, CUC Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2012; ‘of reveries and obsessions’, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2010; ‘Beneath my skin’, IFA gallery, Shanghai, China, 2009; ‘Vietnam Mon Amour’, Mc2gallery, Milan, Italy, 2009; ‘New Figuration in Vietnamese Painting and Sculpture’, Monash University, Australia, 2005.