Trần Minh Đức
b. 1982, HCMC
Trần Minh Đức is a visual artist born and lives in Saigon. Đức is interested in the interactions between the collective and the individual, the local and the foreign. His practice interrogates what it means to be Vietnamese in the complex fabric of contemporaneity. He graduated from the painting department of the College of Culture and Arts of Ho Chi MInh City. His work spans performance, photography, collage, printmaking and installation, exploring notions of collective memory and cultural archives through investigating historical narratives, the effects of colonialism and imperialism, and the lasting impacts of war and migration. He received fellowship of Asian Cultural Council NYC in 2015 and was in residence at Art in General from March–July 2017. He has also participated in AIR programs in Tokyo TWS 2011, Nagasaki Japan 2015, Phnom Penh Cambodia SaSaArt Project 2015, Paris France Béton Salon 2016, Art in General NYC USA 2017, and Seoul Korea Haenghwatang 2018, Jeju Culture Space Yang 2019.
Select notable exhibitions include: ‘Two Headed Raincoat’, Haenghwatang, Seoul, Korea; ‘indexmakers’, Le 19 Crac, Montbéliard, France (2018); Art In FLUX and La Maison d’Art, NYC, USA (2017); ‘Anywhere but Here’, Bétonsalon – Centre for Art and Research, Paris, France (2016); ‘happiness lies beyond the clouds’, San Art, HCMC, Vietnam (2016) etc.