GALERIA AZUR MADRID
a
< Tran Van An
Vietnam

BIOGRAPHY

TRAN VAN AN (AN TRAN)
1981 (Nam Dinh)
Hanoi, Vietnam

EDUCATION

2013 Bacherlor of Fine Arts (BFA), Sculpture – Vietnam University of Fine Arts
2016 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Sculpture – Vietnam University of Fine Arts

CV

<p>SOLO EXHIBITION<br /> 2019 “Echo”, Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS</p> <p>2022<br /> o Workshop and Art showcase, Vinuniversity, Hanoi, Viet Nam.<br /> o Exhibition Re Grand Opening, Hanoistudio Gallery, Ha Noi, Vietnam.</p> <p>2021<br /> o The Stone Sculpture Exhibition “Transforming”, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o Stone Sculpture Residency, Ninh Van – Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh – Vietnam</p> <p>2020<br /> o “China – ASEAN International Urban Sculpture and Public Arts Week”, Guangxi Arts Institute, Nanning, China<br /> o “ASK” Exhibition, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Hanoi – Saigon Sculpture” Exhibition, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition” Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Cenre, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Spring 2020 Collection”, Hanoi Studio Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>2019<br /> o “Reviving Humanity Memorial” Fine Arts Festival, World Youth Forum (WYF), Sharm El-sheikh, Egypt<br /> o “Exhibition of Representative Asian Artists”, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Hanoi Art Connecting” Exhibition, University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Andaman Art Workshop and Exhibition”, Krabi, Thailand</p> <p>2018<br /> o “Exhibition of Silk Paintings and Small Sculptures”, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA), Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “The 2nd Culture and Arts Festival”, Arts for Life Center, Trang, Thailand<br /> o “The 3rd Hanoi March Connecting Exhibition”, University of Industrial Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “The 2nd May Sculpture Workshop”, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”, Exhibition House, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Hanoi – Saigon Sculpture” Exhibtion, Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam</p> <p>2017<br /> o “The 1st May Sculpture Workshop”, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “The 2nd Hanoi March Connecting” Exhibition, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”, Exhibition House, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>2016<br /> o “Pulau Ketam International Art Festival”, Pulau Ketam, Malaysia<br /> o “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”, Exhibition House, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Hanoi – Saigon Sculpture” Exhibtion, Hanoi University of Architecture, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Echo from nature” Exhibition, Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>2015<br /> o “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”, Exhibition House, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Art in the Forest”, Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam<br /> o “Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition”, Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Cenre, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> 2014<br /> o “Hanoi – Saigon Sculpture” Exhibtion, Fine Arts Association, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam<br /> o “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”, Exhibition House, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “Vietnam National Youth Fine Arts Festival”, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>2013<br /> o “The 5th National Sculpture Exhibition of 10 years”, Hanoi Museum, Vietnam</p> <p>2012<br /> o “Muong Land Workshop 2 & Asia Art Link 4”, Civilization Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam<br /> o “Searching for Space” Exhibition, Art Talk Café, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>2011<br /> o “Vietnam National Youth Fine Arts Festival”, Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Cenre, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>2010<br /> o Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition, Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Cenre, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o 1000-year Thang Long – Hanoi”, Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Cenre, Hanoi, Vietnam<br /> o “For homeland’s sea and islands”, Exhibition House, Hanoi, Vietnam</p> <p>HONORS & AWARDS</p> <p>2018<br /> A Prize “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”<br /> 2017<br /> B Prize “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”<br /> 2016<br /> B Prize “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”<br /> C Prize “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”<br /> 2015<br /> Consolation Prize, “Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition”<br /> 2014<br /> 1st Prize, “Vietnam National Youth Fine Arts Festival”<br /> Awards Vietnam Fine Arts Association– “The Art Exhibition of Hanoi Area 1”<br /> 2013<br /> 2nd Prize “The 5th National Sculpture Exhibition of 10 years”</p>

STATEMENT

In the art of sculpture creating, there are artists who work faithfully to a material, some people are loyal to an artistic image or a theme. As a sculptor, I work with different materials: ceramic, wood, stone, aluminum, copper, iron, steel. Each material has different characteristic, processing techniques, and different visual effects. Each material has its own challenges, I need to study to understand and control them. Exploring materials is an exciting aspect in my art work. Using abstract sculptural language that includes geometry, minimalistic abstract, my sculptures are expressed in a variety of themes such as inner feelings, thinking about society, environment, urban life, natural life of plants… I do not limit myself to a material, an artistic image as well as a certain subject. I would like my art as a filter of those cognitive phenomena to produce a consistent sculptural language. My art is as diverse as a visual feast with many different dishes for my audience to enjoy and touches many emotional domains.