Tran Minh Duc

Tran Minh Duc (b. 1982, Saigon, Vietnam) is drawn to the history of place, how images of the past inspire human action in their appropriated, fragmented and intangible forms such as oral histories, religious calendars, postcards, and found materials/objects. Tran’s work specifically examines the character of urban life in Vietnam, studying the interaction between collective and individual, between ideas of what is local and foreign. His art encompasses performance, photography, collage and installation. Tran was artist-in-resident at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan (2011) and with Creator Beyond Pressures project, Yangon, Myanmar (2012). He is a recipient of Asian Cultural Council Fellowship 2017, New York City. Tran holds a BA from College of Culture and Arts of Ho Chi Minh City, and currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tran has exhibited widely in Vietnam and internationally.