Xuân Hạ is a visual and multimedia artist who currently lives and works in Danang, and whose practice focuses on the socio-cultural changes in her home region of Central Vietnam. In 2015, she co-founded Chaosdowntown Cháo, an art collective based in Saigon, and in 2019, she founded the a sông club – an art club exploring the identity of Da Nang-Quang Nam, including its land and its people.

Her body of works stems from the oppositions between herself and the dizzying changes that occur in her surrounding environment. Through various experimentations with materials and space, the artist uses the fragments of everyday life and a wide range of artistic media (painting, animation, video, sculpture and installation) to present unrealistic scenarios that then gradually shape their own narratives.

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Upcoming:

•    01-30/11/2021:  “Ănmai” residency program, artist-in-residency at CAB - Hoi An, Vietnam.
•    21/11/2021- 21/01/2022:  “ESOK” Jakarta Biennale 2021 - Jakarta, Indonesia. 
•   18/12/2021: “Visual Documentary Project”, screening short documentary “August Letters” at Kyoto University - Kyoto, Japan. 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2021   

  • "The White Sand In Exile" - Old Soul Art Hub, Da Nang. (The exhibition is supported by the British Council under The Cultural and Creative Hub Vietnam Project, 2018-2021, a project funded by the European Union and the British Council, implemented and organized by DNES in partnership with Old Soul Art Hub and A Sông Club).

2019   

2018   

  • "There's an ant inside my glass of water" - Chaosdowntown Cháo, Saigon. (This event is within the Asian IN/Visible Station project co-organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center and curated by ZeroStation from 2016–2018).

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings :

2021  

  • "Familiar" - Galerie Quynh, Saigon

  • Lưng Chừng”- an online short film screening, is a project supported by the Goethe Institut as part of the Ignite Creativity Grant in 2021, organized by Nãi Cinema.

  • Groots in't Klein”, at Galerie Bax Kunst, Holland.

2020   

2019   

2018   

  • Open Studio at Asia Plex, Gwangju, Korea. ACC Arts Space Network Residency Program’, which is planned and operated by Asia Culture Center(ACC), is Art Space-in-Residence(AIR.) program of Asian Arts Space Network Project.

  • "Introducing Artist-made book" - is organized by Chaosdowntown and Coeverything, Saigon.

2017

2016

2015

Residencies:

2020 

2019 

2018

  • ACC Arts Space Network Residency Program, which is planned and operated by Asia Culture Center(ACC), is Art Space-in-Residence(AIR.) program of Asian Arts Space Network Project - Gwangju, Korea.

  • FAMLAB – Film, Archive and Music Lab, Gia Lai and Ninh Thuan, organised by British Council.

Grants & Awards:

2021

Selected Books:

2018: ACC Art Space Network Residency Roundtable, ACC.

2017: Saigon Artbook 7.

2016: "SHE International Exchange", organised by Sao La (VN) x Sweet Art (UK) x Little Pink Monster Gallery (US).

2016: Vănguard zine issue 3.

Experiences:

​2016-present: Co-founder of Chaosdowntown Cháo, Saigon, Vietnam.

2019-present: Co-founder of a sông club, Da Nang, Vietnam.

​2020: Facilitator of Training Program "Art for Everyone"​, this program is within the Vietnam Cultural and Creative Space Project (CHV), 2018 - 2021, co-sponsored by the European Union and the British Council, and implemented by the British Council in collaboration with Vietnam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS).

2019: Assistant curator of Đường Chạy 0.3, curated by Vicky Do and Phan Anh, Hanoi.

2018: Guest Asian artist to Ajokai meeting in Hue.

2018: Guest Judge of “Parodiz Art Contest” , Renaissance International School, Sai Gon.

2016: Curated “Net-kid show 2.0”- Manzi , Ha noi.

2016: Curated “P3D3 show” –Chaosdowntown, Sai gon.

2016: Curated “Net-kid show 1.0”- Zerostation, Sai gon.

Fund received:

2021: The European Union and The British Council 

2019: FUTUR Foundation, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

2018: The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan

2017: Cutural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF), Denmark Embassy in Vietnam