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Tran Dan Artist’s Paintings & Artworks

Artist Tran Dan studied Architecture in university, but turned his artistic career into lacquer, and self learned painting and sculpture. His primal media is lacquer yet he works widely from painting to installation, video, photography, and performance. One of Tran's interests is to find a broader possibility of lacquer medium. Tran finds a possibility of lacquer beyond just traditional painting, and is keen to develop its form and art output further: lacquer with/as mix-material paintings/sculptures or (video) installations.
2003 – 2006 Architecture University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2005 – 2007 Phu Thanh Nguyen Studio (lacquer painting), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 2009 – Present Freelance artist / Art dealer for paintings
June 2012 – October 2012 Co-organizer and Art director at Tokyo x Hanoi x Art (a collaborative contemporary art project between young and emerging Japanese and Vietnamese artists) - Supported by The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam Grant - / Hanoi, Vietnam
January 2012 – June 2012 Founder and Art director at NameArtSpace / Hanoi, Vietnam
March 2008 – February 2009 Founder and Director at Dan Viet Art Studio / HCMC, Vietnam
-Setting and designing for opening the lacquer studio
-Art dealer for lacquer paintings
-Building and developing the “Open Residence Artist Studio” project
April 2007 – November 2007 Reporter, Designer, and Editor at Vietnam Digital Television at HCMC Center / HCMC, Vietnam -Worked for TV commercials and shows
October 2006 – March 2007 Studio designer at BHD Film Studio / HCMC, Vietnam
April 2006 – September 2006 Wood sculpture designer at Truong Thanh Furniture Company / HCMC, Vietnam
April 2003 – March 2006 Seller at Phuc An Fashion Company / HCMC, Vietnam
October 2012 – The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam Grant Program / For supporting the project “Tokyo x Hanoi x Art” (Emerging Japanese-Vietnamese contemporary artists collaborative project) / Hanoi, Vietnam
June 2012 – "Women and Flowers" / Lacquer pantings and Installation / Solo exhibition at 87 Ma May (the Antique House) / Hanoi, Vietnam
January 2008 – “The Blue Sleeping City” / Video and Installation / Solo exhibition at Institut Français de Hanoï – L'Espace - Centre Culturel Français (L'espace:French Cultural Center) / Hanoi, Vietnam
December 2006 – “Sleep Walking City” / Painting and Video / Solo exhibition at Mai’s Gallery / HCMC, Vietnam
January 2006 – “Pink Color Space” / Video Installation / Solo exhibition / HCMC, Vietnam
November 2012 - January 2013 – “Juxtaposition - old and new, back-to-back” / Collaborative video art project with Australian, French, Vietnamese and Korean artists / DOCLAB, Goethe Institute Hanoi / Hanoi, Vietnam
November 2011 – "Open Academy Project" / Photography / Open Academy Panorama workshop organized by British Council / Hue, Vietnam