b. 1990, HCMC
Phan Anh is a multidisciplinary artist based in Saigon. He graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University and received his MFA from Utrecht School of the Arts (The Netherlands). His works use personal and collective memories to explore both mental and physical possibilities of human beings in correlation with beliefs in abstract concepts. For him, art making has always been an honest effort to make sense of himself as an individual who plays an unpredictable part in (both objective and subjective) social, psychological and spiritual phenomena. Phan Anh was curatorial assistant at Zero Station Art Space (HCMC) and taught at the Saigon University, Faculty of Fine Arts. He is now working as a full time artist and co-curator of the Đường Chạy experimental project.
Some of his highlight exhibitions include: ‘Museum of the mind’ (solo), HCMC (2018); ‘Prospects: Before You Ask Me To Stay’ (group), Research Pavilion, the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015); ‘Boiler room: A Creature Called Soft Machine’ (group), IMPAKT festival, Academie Galerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2014) etc. Phan Anh was the winner of the 2017 Dogma Prize, and participated in the ACC Arts Space Network Residency, ACC Gwangju, Korea (2018).