Tuan Mami

Live and work in Hanoi, Vietnam

Add: 281a Ngo Gia Tu street, Longbien District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Mobile: (+84 )  93 81 486 81

Email: mamiart@gmail.com

Brief Biography

Tuan Mami (b.1981, Hanoi) graduated from Hanoi Fine Art University in 2006. Other than being as a creator, he has founded MAC-Hanoi, a Mobile Art Center (2012); Being Co-founder and creative manager of Nha San Collective Art Space in Hanoi since 2013; and Visiting Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute in 2013. Aptly nicknamed  Mami, a  playful slang word for hustler, Mami is constantly exploring new mediums and methods of expression. Tuan Mami burst into the international art scene for his daring, and increasingly meditative experimentations with installation, video, performance and conceptual art. In recent years he has begun explorations of interdisciplinary body of work in both private and public places. His works often base on site-specific and re-constructional concept to deal with questions about life, meaning and social interactions between people which re-construct situation into one that engage people or objects from particular reality to enter and involve with the artist in a social process.

Education

2002 - 2006 Graduated from Hanoi Fine Art University
2000 – 2002 Studied Graphic Design, Hanoi Open University


 

Current - Upcoming
  • 09-12.02.2017: "In One’s Breath-Nothing Stands Still_No2", Represent by Framer Framed Space, Rotterdam,Netherland
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2017: Framer Framed: "In One’s Breath-Nothing Stands Still_No2", Rotterdam,Netherland
  • 2017: Heritage Space: "In One’s Breath-Nothing Stands Still", Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2016: Snail Night: "Hunt the Hunters", Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013: Nhasan Collective Space: "Physicallity", Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2013: Defibrillator Gallery: “Protest Against the Void”- Chicago, USA
  • 2013: PØST: “24Hours Tension”- LA, USA
  • 2011: Halle 6: "Celebration of our moment and farewell party" – Munich, Germany.
  • 2011: Hooyong arts center: "What's mom waiting for?" – Hooyong, South Korea.
  • 2010: Organhaus art space: "22398 steps- 35 hours- 45 square meters- 35 Chinese's Ink litters", Chongqing, China.
  • 2009: Yunart gallery: “The Cover 4” – Kunming, China.

         . 2007: Ryllega Gallery Hanoi: “growing up” – performance, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Group exhibitions

            - 2016:

              . Bonington Gallery: “In/Visible Borderline_No2”- Nottingham, UK

              . Otwarcie Wystaw: “Protest Against The Void_no1”- Poznan, Poland

               . MetaHouse Art Space “In.Visible Borderline” - Phnompenh, Cambodia

               . Nha San Collective "Mise-En-Scene", Hanoi

               . Mona Inner spaces: “A Touch For The Now” - Poznan, Poland

               . Coovum Art Festival: “Myth East Myth-2” - Chennai, India

            - 2015:

                  . ACC-Asia Culture Center  “Plastic Myths”, Gwangju, S.Korea

                  . Videotag “Biomythography”, LA, USA 

                  . Nha San Collective Space “From.to.”, Hanoi, Vietnam

               -    2014:  

                  . Changwon Sculpture Biennale “The Clouds Will Tell” – S.Korea

                  . Nhasan Collective “In:act 3” – Hanoi, Vietnam

                  . FreeS Art Space “The Glimmer That We See/ Vietnam” – Taipei, Taiwan

              -    2013: 

                 . Nhasan Studio “15+”-Hanoi, Vietnam

                 . LBCC gallery “Freedom is the Motorbike” – LA, USA

               -   2012:

                  . Japan Foundation Hanoi: “Utopia” - Hanoi, Vietnam

     . San Art Space: “Laboratory”,- Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

     . Meta House art space: “Freedom” - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

     . Traveling Exhibition: “Pharmacide”, in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and France

     . Russian Gallery: “This Mess We’re In” – Tucuman, Argentina

-     2011 

      .Nha San studio, In.Act-International performance event – “Chasing” - Hanoi, Vietnam

      . Japan Foundation: "Celebration of our moment and love" - Hanoi,  Vietna

      . Insert_Einlage, Shop Window Project: "Morning exercise" - Vienna, Austria

      . Rory Gill Fine Art gallery: “Skylines without Flying People” – London, GB

      . Tokyo wonder site: "Tokyo story 2010" - Tokyo, Japan.

      . Institute of Contemporary art Singapore: "A Crossroads" – Singapore

      . Hoang Hoa Tham: "Red Carpet" - Social sculpture – Hanoi, Vietnam

      . “Beyond pressure” performance festival: "New relationship with the nature" - Yangon, Myanmar

-        2010:

       . DDM Warehouse: "Celebrating the end of the relaxing time" - Shanghai, China

       . Tokyo Wonder Site: "I don't have my own identity" project – Tokyo, Japan.

       .  “keep moving on” public performance art/ documentary video - Tokyo, Japan

       . Tokyo Wonder Site: “Let it grows up-on” – Tokyo, Japan

       . Tokyo Metropolitan Arts space: "changing breath" – Tokyo, Japan

       . 3331 Arts Chiyoda: "Artist’s Taste" – Tokyo, Japan 

                 -    2009 :

                  .  “ Moved, mutated, disturbed identities”, performance & video, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

                  .  “The Cover 5”, Live performance, San-Art gallery, HoChiMinh, Vietnam

                  .  " A snapshot of contemporary vietnames art”, Group exhibition, Ifa Gallery, shanghai, china.

               -     2008:
                 .   Performance in “ 10 +” Event at Nha San studio, Hanoi
                 .   “Hanoi - Berlin” Performance Event ; Berlin, Germany.
                 .    “The cover” No1; No2; No3 Performance
                 .   "Connection” public performance
                 .   “Connect”, Hanoi.

                -    2007:
                .    “Menu” ; Nguyen Art Gallery, Hanoi
                .    “Looking forward to a happy world” public concept artwork, Hanoi
                .    “Safety I” Installation; National contemporary art festival, Hanoi

                .    “Improvised” Performance  , Hanoi

                .    “Safety II” Video art ; Hanoi.
                .    “The other side” at Maison des arts; Hanoi
                .    “The language of the emptiness” Installation at Maison des arts; Hanoi

                .    “The cover I ” public Performance, Hanoi
                .    “The process of making an artwork” Installation ; Viet Art Center, Hanoi

               -    2006:
                 . "Yes or No",  Hanoi.
                 . "Cua dong chien bo" Installation, Hanoi
                 . “Group ”; Campus, Hanoi
                 . "Dom Dom" - Performance, Hanoi
                 . “work shop” Performance - Goethe institute, Hanoi
                 . “Hope box public art project”,  Mai’s gallery, Hanoi
                 . “The Sham” Performance at Saigon Open City Festival. Ho Chi Minh
                 . “Chewing and digesting”- Installation ; Saigon Art Association, Ho Chi Minh

               -   2005:
                . “Set of paintings”, Hanoi.
               -   2004:
                . “I’m dissolving” photo voice at British Council, Hanoi
                . “work shop”, Performance, Hoa Binh

 
Professional Experience

-       2016: Guest Lecturer at S-AIR; Sapporo, Japan

-        2013: Visiting Faculty at San Francisco Art Institute

-        2013: Creative director at Nhasan Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam

-        2012: Co-founder of MAC Hanoi (Mami Art Center), Hanoi, Vietnam

-        2011: Curated “NO.W.HERE” Program, Hanoi, Vietnam

-        2009: Artist Assistance at Singapore Biennale

-        2004-2006: Founder and Artistic Director of Suffusive Art Gallery; Hanoi; Vietnam

Residencies

-       2016: Artist in residency in Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherland

-       2015: Artist in residency in ACC-Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, S.Korea

-       2012: San-Art Laboratory – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

-        2011:  Hoyoong performing arts center – South Korea

-        2010:  Organhaus art space - Chongqing, China

-        2010: Tokyo wonder site - Tokyo, Japan

-        2010: The Asia-Europe Art Camp 2010 - Shanghai, China

-        2009: The 7th Asia-Europe Art Camp – Art Workshop for Visual Arts 2009, Luxembourg

-        2009:  934 Studio -  Kunming, China

Selected books

-        Tokyo story 2010

-        Moved, Mutated and Disturbed Identities, 2009-2010

-        A snapshot of contemporary Vietnamese art, 2009 

-        Artes contemporaneas en Vietnam y Filipinas proyecto de investigacion 2008, Spain

-        Alternative Hanoi , Reader’s Digest , May 2008 

FUNDS RECEIVED

-        Japan foundation 

-        ASEF Foundation

-        Dongsontoday Foundation.

-        Ford Foundation

-        Galleri Van Bau

-        ANA (Arts network asia )

-        French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

-        Performance art talent prize / Denmark Embassy / 2008