Biography

Veronika Radulovic first came to Hanoi in the early 1990´s to study Vietnamese lacquer art. From 1994 to 2005 she was the first international lecturer at the Hanoi University of Fine Arts, sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Working in cooperation with various institutions and museums in Germany, she served as an important link between German and Vietnamese contemporary art, and curated several major exhibitions, including: Lacquer, Earth, Stone at the Museum für Lackkunst Münster, Germany (sponsored by BASF, 1995); the Gap Vietnam Project at the House of the World Culture Berlin (1998); the project Ryllega Berlin at the Volksbühne Berlin (2008); and the exhibition at the ifa Gallery Berlin (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) Connect: Kunstszene Vietnam (2009/2010).

In 2006, she published her book: ‘Sicherheitsabstand Vietnam. Kunst. Politik. Freundschaften. Eine Annäherung’, a personal account of the development of contemporary art in Vietnam from the early 1990’s to today. In 2010/11, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Hanoi and with support from the Berlin Senate, she initiated and conducted in cooperation with Andreas Schmid the OPEN ACADEMY in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City. Due to her many years of teaching and her extensive activities in Hanoi and Vietnam, Veronika Radulovic is considered one of the most important pioneers in the development of the contemporary art scene in Vietnam.