Phan Anh (b. 1990) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Saigon, Vietnam. He graduated from the Ho Chi Minh University of Fine Arts in 2013 and later received his M.A from Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands in 2015. In 2017, he co-established a self-funded collective called Đường Chạy for practitioners who have not received much recognition and support from educational institutions or the general art community. That same year, he received the Grand Prize of the Dogma Prize for contemporary portraiture. Phan Anh’s works often involve videos and installations with the help of other archival methods such as drawing, writing, and assembling found objects and images. They contain intense experimentations on the image’s performative construction, aim to advocate freedom of thought, research and expression through the act of challenging established narratives, while exploring possible discourses of political, social and historical events.
Recent projects and exhibitions include ‘Month of Arts Practice’ residency and showcase, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam (2020); ‘(re)imagined Chorography’ with Đường Chạy and Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2020); ‘Đường Chạy 3’ (co-curator with Vicky Do), Hanoi, Vietnam (2019); ‘Le Voyage dans L’imaginaire’, bottomspace, Guangzhou, China (2019); ‘Singing to the Choir?’, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2019); ‘The Foliage 3’, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam (2019); ‘Museum Of The Mind’, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018); ‘ACC Arts Space Network Residency and Open Studio’, ACC Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea (2018); ‘The Multiverse’, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam (2017); and ‘Dogma Prize 2017’, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam (2017).