Tran Trong Vu
Trần Trọng Vũ was born and raised in Hanoi, graduated from Vietnam University of Fine Art and taught here from 1987 to 1989. He received a scholarship from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1989). Since then, he has lived and worked between France and Vietnam.
In 2011 – 2012, Trần Trọng Vũ was the first Vietnamese to be awarded the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Prize by the Jackson Pollock – Lee Krasner Art Foundation in New York (USA). Some of his recent solo exhibitions include Ces années-là (2021) at the Halle des Chartrons, Bordeaux; The Sonnet In Blue (2017) at the National Gallery Singapore; Les Mots Qui N’étaient Pas Dits at the Fondation Dapper (2014), l’îe de Gorée and Blue Memory (2004) at the The Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona (USA). Vu’s work is exhibited and appears in the collections of the National Museum of Singapore, the National Museum of Vietnam and prestigious private collections worldwide.