Bodies Survey(ed)

Opening: December 12, 2018 Exhibition on view until January 29, 2019 View curatorial text here Bodies Survey(ed), an exhibition marking Sàn Art’s return, traverses the presences and absences of the body across various mediums—painting, installation, wartime visual artifacts, artist’s book and livestream video—as a meditation on the visibility of bodies in art and beyond. Contours, postures and reveries of subjects ranging from the heroic to the nameless are animated by a wide selection of Vietnam-born artists, featuring masters Lê Phổ and Vũ Cao Đàm, propaganda painters Đào Đức and Dương...
This is a very special exhibition of San Art, not only to celebrate San Art Laboratory’s 3rd anniversary, but also to launch a fundraising month for this artist residency program on Kickstarter! Do you know that this campaign is selected to be non-profit art fundraising by the prestigious art fair Art Basel? Read more about our big campaign on Art Basel’s curated page for Kickstarter at http://kck.st/1Tpxi6t San Art Laboratory’s program, a 6-month residency program for artists from Vietnam and Southeast Asia, now starts its 7th session. Each session includes...

Spring Galleria

Featuring the light-box documentation of artist Tran Minh Duc in performance; the delicate silk work of Le Hoang Bich Phuong and her animal/human characters; the provocative social contemplations of photographer Phan Quang; the fictional histories of Phan Thao Nguyen’s bowing painted figures; the filmic stills of a ‘machine equestrian’ waltz by conceptualist UuDam Tran Nguyen and last but not least, the film work of artist Pham Ngoc Lan with his poetic capturing of Hanoi transforming its urban traditions. Senior war-veteran, Vo An Khanh’s field-work photography, showcasing what might be a...

Silk of light

‘Silk of Light’ is a body of work inspired by light as both a physical and metaphorical medium. Bao Chau carefully studies the process of light as it covers, disperses and adjusts to the surface of different materials. The artist’s preoccupation with light arises from her deep interest in architecture, and its relationship to form, shape, line and, structure. Based in Ho Chi Minh City – the liveliest urban city in Vietnam – Ngo Dinh Bao Chau’s living environment is filled with manmade light and she is fascinated by its...

Ngo Dinh Bao Chau

Graduated from the HCMC Fine Arts University in 2010, Bao Chau currently lives and works in Saigon. Lately, she’s been working on different art mediums of expression such as painting, installation and sculpture on a variety of materials. Based on the combination of the imagination and the object’s studying about meanings and self-identity, her work objective is to re-conceptualize the object through her own self’s interpretation. Through art practices, she wants to explore the true meanings of the existence....