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Endless, Sightless: Nhà Sàn Collective

Do Van Hoang
Le Xuan Tien
Nguyen Duc Huy
Nguyen Phuong Linh
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Ta Minh Duc
Truong Que Chi
Tuan Mami

28 September 2019–19 October 2019

Nhà Sàn Collective’s screening at KINGS Artist-Run in October will be curated by Que Chi Truong and feature the works of Do Van Hoang, Le Xuan Tien, Nguyen Duc Huy, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Ta Minh Duc, Truong Que Chi, Tuan Mami. The artists representing Nhà Sàn Collective have been drawn from their rich history of video/film art productions and will be showing works produced from 2012 through to now.

About Nhà Sàn Collective

Nha San Collective (NSC) was established in 2013 by artists of the younger generation of Nha San Studio – one of the longest-running spaces for creative experimentation founded in 1998 in Hanoi. Operating as an independent and non-profit initiative, the group initiates art projects of various scales and forms, focusing on examining local socio-political contexts and histories. With or without a physical space, NSC serves as a supporting platform for its members as well as seeks and nurtures other young artists in the community by pushing the boundaries of artistic expressions and dialogues in Vietnam. Their main projects, which have been held on numerous occasions, are Skylines with Flying People, Queer Forever! Festival, Emerging Artists program and In: Act Performance Art Festival.

Do Van Hoang, Sleep and then Behold, 2018. HD, color, sound, 80 mins. Nguyen Phuong Linh, Memory of the Blind elephant, 2014-2016, HD, color, sound, 14 mins

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  • Do Van Hoang (b. 1987) graduated from the University of Theatre and Cinema at Hanoi. Some of his works include: “Underneath it All” (documentary, 17m), “At Water’s Edge” (documentary, 17m), “A Film on Sofa” (short film, 17m), “A Silent Shout” (short film, 20m), “False Brillante” (short film, 22m), “Drowning Dew” (a collaboration with Art Labor Collective) His works have been shown at Hanoi Docfest, Yamagata Film Festival, Centre Pompidou, Times Museum.
  • Le Xuan Tien (b. 1995) is a moving image practitioner currently based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tien graduated from Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema in 2017 with a degree in Cinematography. Since 2015, he has started to practice independently and work with moving image as his main medium. Tien is relentless focused on examining and exploring the way Individual relationships manifest in various contexts of the Whole.
  • Nguyen Duc Huy (b. 1995), is an emerging artist who studied at the Vietnam University of Fine Art. He has participated in a photography workshop under the tutelage of Jamie Maxtone Graham at Hanoi Doclab and an art practice workshop at Nha San Collective, instructed by Nguyen Huy An. Group exhibitions in Hanoi include Hobbling Pedestrian (Nha San Collective, 2016), Emerging artists 5, (Nha San Collective, 2017), Second Opinion, Manzi Art Space.
  • Nguyen Phuong Linh (b. 1984) is a Hanoi-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice spans installation, sculpture and video. Her materials, such as salt, dust and rubber, and research interests deal with the transformation of geopolitical landscapes, human manipulation of nature, and alternative historical perspectives of modern Vietnam. Phuong Linh has participated in the Singapore Biennale, Kuandu Biennale Taipei and Shanghai Biennale in 2016. In 2017 she received Pollock Krasner award. Most recently in 2018, she realized her solo show Trùng Mù – Endless Sightless at BACC Bangkok as the winner of Hans Nefkens BACC award. Nguyen Phuong Linh is the co-founder and member of Nha San Collective’s curator board.
  • Nguyen Trinh Thi (b. 1973) is a Hanoi-based independent filmmaker and video/media artist. Her diverse practice has consistently investigated the role of memory in the necessary unveiling of hidden, displaced or misinterpreted histories; and examined the position of artists in the Vietnamese society. Nguyen studied journalism, photography, international relations and ethnographic film in the United States. Her films and video art works have been shown at festivals and art exhibitions including Jeu de Paume, Paris; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; the Lyon Biennale 2015; Asian Art Biennial 2015, Taiwan; Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2014; Singapore Biennale 2013; Jakarta Biennale 2013; Oberhausen International Film Festival; Bangkok Experimental Film Festival; Artist Films International; DEN FRIE Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; and Kuandu Biennale, Taipei. Nguyen Trinh Thi is founder and director of Hanoi DOCLAB, an independent center for documentary film and the moving image art in Hanoi since 2009.
  • Ta Minh Duc (b.1991) graduated from the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema in 2014. His works span film, photography and installation. He narrates modern stories based on myths, fragmented histories or folk literature. Ta Minh Duc shares his contemplations on the alienation of beings and his skepticism about the human’s relationships, the latent violence and domination in modern society. Duc’s works have been featured in notable exhibitions including The Foliage 2, VCCA, Hanoi (2018), Look for the Divines Being, Crafting Home project, Nha San Collective, Hanoi. (2017); Skylines With Flying People 3, Japan Foundation, Hanoi (2016), Film no.1, Doclab, Goethe Institute, Hanoi (2016), DocFest, Goethe Institute, Hanoi (2016); Hanoi DocFest, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong (2016); Behind the Terrain, Studio Kalanhan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2016); Choose to Move, Sàn Art, HCMC (2015); Mini DocFest, Hanoi DocLab, Hanoi (2014); Petite and Smooth, Nhà Sàn Studio, Hanoi (2014); Autopsy of the Day, Goethe-Institut Hanoi (2013); Escape Mobile Gallery, Skylines with Flying People 2, Japan Foundation, Hanoi (2012).
  • Truong Que Chi (b. 1987) is an artist, a curator and a filmmaker. Her practice examines the spectacle of everyday violence in Vietnam and delves into the complex relationship between archive, memory and imagination. Her works have been featured at various local and international film festivals, exhibitions, and symposium, including Site/Shine/Sight, duo show with architectural studio vn-a, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Vietnam (2018), When I stop by the Cape, solo show, Nhà Sàn Collective, Vietnam (2017); Cosmopolis #1, Centre Pompidou, France (2017); Asian Film Focus: Time Machine, Objectifs–Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore (2017); Skylines with Flying People 3, Nhà Sàn Collective, Vietnam (2015-2017); South by Southeast. A Further Surface, Times Museum, China (2016). Truong Que Chi is currently a member of Nha San Collective’s curator board since 2015. She is also a film lecturer at the Hanoi University of Theatre and Cinema.
  • Tuan Mami (b. 1981) graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2006, Tuan Mami is a Hanoi-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans across installation, video, performance and conceptual art. Constantly exploring new methods of expression, Tuan Mami burst into the international art scene for his daring, and increasingly meditative experimentations in both private and public spaces, analyzing the condition of human encounters (with each other and with the world around them) and critiquing the current state of society; while also attempting to shift or change (the perception of) this state. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, art events and residencies, both at home and abroad including ‘Skylines with Flying people 3’ (Hanoi, 2014-2016), ‘In.Visible Borderline’ (MetaHouse Art Space, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2016), ‘Krisis’ (Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2016), ‘Plastic Myths’ (Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 2015) etc. Apart from being an artist, Mami co-founded Nha San Collective (2013) and Á Space (2018), both in Hanoi.