1946-2009, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Vu Dan Tan is considered as one of the most important contemporary Vietnamese artists from the 1980s until his untimely death in 2009. The self-taught artist, together with his wife Natalia Kraevskaia, founded Salon Natasha in the 1990s, the first private experimental creative art space in Hanoi. He forged a new vocabulary and vocation for visual artists in Vietnam, and broke from the traditional Vietnamese beaux-arts tradition, creating multi-media cross-disciplinary practices. Tan was known for his unique and intriguing artistry of applying recycled and abandoned everyday materials to his works, such as carton boxes. Tan’s work varied in scale and medium, from collages of cigarette packets, which he cut and painted to life-size temple and boat installations made of appliance boxes. Vu Dan Tan’s Venuses--cut out corset armor made of card-board paper, have come to symbolize the artist’s works in the last decade of his life. His work has been widely exhibited and collected in countries such as France, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Finland, Japan, USA, Singapore and Vietnam.
22 - 26 Mar, 2016
Featuring works by 23 artists from Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam,
"Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia" at 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects
in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan district will present some of the most interesting and
innovative voices from Southeast Asia. Focused on the region’s shifting range of art
practices, the exhibition focuses on four countries from Indochina: Myanmar, Thailand,
Cambodia and Vietnam. There is a certain connection that can be felt among the works
but the origins and dialogues in play all have different sources that are particular to the artists’ personal backgrounds paired with the national, religious, political or social identity of each one.
25 - 29 Mar, 2015
Visit 10 Chancery Lane Gallery at Stand E13 at Art Paris 2015 in the Grand Palais. The gallery will exhibit artwork by leading artists from Southeast Asia including Dinh Q. Le, Vu Dan Tan and Bui Cong Khanh (Vietnam), Chan Dany (Cambodia) and Manit Sriwanichpoom (Thailand), as well as Chinese artist Wang Keping.