Vo Tran Chau
Born 1986 in Binh Thuan, Vietnam.
Lives and works in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
Born to a family of traditional embroiderers, she understands the languages of threads and fabrics, and chooses textile, particularly found fabrics and second-hand clothing, as materials for her artistic practice. When Vo uses used fabrics in her work, the provenance of the fabrics is the matter and strongly connected to the subject that she addresses. By deploying these materials which retain personal history, Vo portrays how strongly personal history reflects on the grand historical narrative of nation states and society.
2011: Graduated at Fine Art University of Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
“Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion”, Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi, Vietnam.
“Lingering at the Peculiar Pavilion”, Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life”, CHAT/MILL6 Foundation, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong.
“S.E.A Focus”, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore.
“Bodies Survey(ed)”, San-art, 132 Ben Van Don, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
“The Foliage”, Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
“Suzhou Documents: Histories of a Global Hub”, curated by Roger m. Buergel and Zhang Qing, Suzhou, China.
“Still (the) Barbarians”, EVA International Ireland’s Biennial, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Limerick, Ireland.
“Tracing” – San Art, 48/7 Me Linh, BinhThanh, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
“March: Art walk” – Sao La, 1 LeThi Hong Gam, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
“Black fog” – Nha San Collective, 24 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi, Vietnam.
“Petit and Smooth” – Nha San Studio, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.
“Born from the land” – San Art, 3 Me Linh, BinhThanh, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
“My sister” – San Art, 3 Me Linh, BinhThanh, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
“Bolero” – Zero Station, DinhTien Hoang, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
2015: San-art Laboratory, Vietnam
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia.
Salon Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Danish Vietnamese Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) for “Born from the land”