All aboard Fire truck (URAL) Hidden Place no.2

Nguyen Manh Hung

Nguyen Manh Hung (b. 1976, Vietnam) graduated from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in 2002. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he is equally at ease painting as he is creating large-scale installations and exploring sound art. His works reflect on the comical situations arising from the rapid yet piecemeal processes of domestic urbanization and modernization. Hung’s particular realist–surrealist style encompasses a distinctive sense of playfulness and humor that sets him apart from previous generations of artists. 

Nguyen Manh Hung has participated in numerous regional and international exhibitions. Notable shows include Asia Young 36, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonbuk, Korea; All Aboard, Farmers Got Power and One Planet, Galerie Quynh, HCMC, Vietnam; Mien Meo Mieng: Contemporary Art from Vietnam, Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, 2015; 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Living Together in Paradise, Goethe-Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam; Tam Ta, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Connect: Kunstzene Vietnam, ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany; Lim Dim: Young Vietnamese Artists, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway; transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix, ARKO Art Center, Seoul, Korea and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA; and Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. Hung has held residencies at Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, France; Creative Fusion, Cleveland, Ohio; Asian Cultural Council, New York, NY; and Art Omi International, Ghent, NY. From 2008 to 2011, he the was artistic director of Nha San Studio, the first non-profit artist-led art space for contemporary art in Hanoi since 1998.