b. 1972, Ho Chi Minh City
Richard Streitmatter-Trần is an artist based in Ho Chi Minh City. Orphaned shortly after birth in Bien Hoa, he was adopted by an American family and raised and educated in the United States before relocating to Vietnam in 2003 after art school. While his background and education focused on an immaterial arts practice in performance art and new media, over the years he has transitioned largely to a studio based material practice focusing largely on sculpture, installation and painting. As an artist based in Vietnam for the last 17 years, outside of his studio art work production, Richard has also contributed to Vietnam’s contemporary arts development through curatorial and arts criticism projects, running Dia Projects – an arts organization founded in 2010, and education. While his production has always been based in Vietnam, most of the exhibition of his work has been outside of the country. He is currently represented by de Sarthe Gallery in Hong Kong and Vin Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City.