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Born 1946, Hanoi, Vietnam

Passed away Oct.14, 2009 in Hanoi

Solo Exhibitions

2016 'Vu Dan Tan and the Music' Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam

2010 ‘Vu Dan Tan: Lithography’ Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam

2006 ‘TANORIGAMI’ Art-U room, Tokyo, Japan

2002 'Other Banks' The Government Art Gallery, Astrakhan, Russia

          'Vu Dan Tan & Nguyen Quang Huy' Atelier Frank & Lee, Singapore

1999 'Rien Car Nation' (with Le Hong Thai) Pacific Bridge, Oakland, CA, USA

          ‘Lion’s masks and Venus’ Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam

1996 Muka Studio and Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1993 Augusta Savage Gallery, Amherst, MA, USA

1990 Exhibition Hall 'Passagarda' Neauphle le Vieux, France

          The Government Gallery of Fine Art, Penza, former USSR

1989 '24 gouaches of Vu Dan Tan' Association of Literature and Art, Hanoi, Vietnam

1988 House of friendship, cinema hall ‘Hanoi’, Moscow, former USSR



Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 ‘The Roving Eye: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia” Arter, Istanbul, Turkey

         ‘Venus in Vietnam: Vu Dan Tan and Nguyen Nghia Cuong’ Museum of Fine Arts, HCMC, Vietnam

2012 ‘Venus in Vietnam: Vu Dan Tan and Nguyen Nghia Cuong’ Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam

2009 ‘Intersection Vietnam: New works from North & South’ Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

2005 ‘Out of Context’ Huntington Beach Art Center, California, USA

2003 ‘Subverted Boundaries’ Sculpture Square, Singapore

2002 ‘Vu Dan Tan & Le Hong Thai’ Art U, Osaka, Japan

2001 ‘Hanoi. Le Cycle des Metamorphoses’ Institute Français d’Architecture, Paris, France

          ‘Vietnamese Contemporary Art Exhibition’ Tochio City Museum, Niigata, Japan

          ‘Osaka Triennale, the 10th International Contemporary Art Competition’ Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

          ‘La Mer’ Exhibition of the Post Art, Pezenas, France

          ‘The 8th Sculpture Triennale (Triennale Kleinplastik)’ Fellbach, Germany

2000 ‘Thanh Sac’ (with Le Hong Thai) Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam

1999 ‘Kretzer mail’ International project and exhibition, Bregenz, Austria

          ‘Gap Vietnam’ Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

1998 ‘Above and Beyond’ Pacific Bridge, Oakland, CA, USA

          ‘Plastic Waste’ Asia Pacific Artist Solidarity Project, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

          ‘Spirit of Hanoi’ Artist Association of Oulu and BAU-gallery, Helsinki, Finland

          ‘Crosscurrents’ touring exhibition in Australia, 10 venues

1997 'River: New Asian Art-A Dialogue in Taipei' Taipei, Taiwan

          'Inside' Fringe exhibition in Documenta, Kassel, Germany

          ‘Being minorities’ Hong Kong Art Center and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

1996 'The 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art' Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1995 ‘Icon of our time’ Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam

          ‘My favorite characters’ Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam

          ‘Composition: Movement and Immobility’ Alliance Française, hanoi, Vietnam

          ‘Music’ Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam

1994 ‘Vietnam: a view’ Augusta Savage Gallery, Amherst, MA, USA

          ‘Red and Yellow’ Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam

1993 ‘Stop a la destruction du monde’ ASIEM, Paris, France

1992 ‘Abstract Painting’ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam




Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Queesland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH, USA

World Bank, Washington, USA

The Government Art Gallery, Astrakhan, Russia

Government Gallery of Fine Art, Penza, Russia

Private collections

Related Links

'Icarus - The Art of Vu Dan Tan' (documentary film)

​'Salon Natasha Archive' in Asia Art Archive website

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