EDUCATION

CV

2005

Master of Fine Art – School of Visual Arts – New York, NY

2002

Bachelor of Art – University of California – Los Angeles, CA

1994

University of Fine Arts – SAIGON (HCMC) – Vietnam

EXHIBITIONS

2021

ASIAN Art Biennale 2021 - Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts - Phantasmapolis - Taiwan - Oct 30

ECO-SUS - ICISE (International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education) - Quy Nhon - Vietnam - Apr 8th

Magic CrossBow Playgrounds - curated & organized by Chu Kim Duc of Think Playgrounds & British Council - Đông Anh - Hà Nội - Vietnam

Art Tech Fusion - University of Economic Ho Chi Minh - Organized by ISCM & Pho Ben Doi - HCMC - Viet Nam

 

2020

CAB Hoi An - Serpents’ Tails lightboxes - CABCON2020 - Hoi An - Nov 28 

ECO-ĐI - SOUL live performance - Organized by Vietnam Design Week 2020 - HCM, Hanoi, HoiAn -  Nov 22

Asia Culture Center - Equilibrium - At the Boundary Between Human & Environment - curator Young Ah Rue - Gwangju,     

South Korea - Nov 2020 - May 2021

ARCAN - Double Twist - curated by Antonio Rosciano - HCM Nov 25

Artsy Swab Barcelona – Virtual Video Box (due to Corona Virus) – Curated by Mot+++ – Spain – Oct 01-15

Mot+++ – Password 0~1 – HCMC (Saigon) – Viet Nam – July 

Rục Rà Rục Dich - Gốc Lab - Saigon, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Jun

Phuc Tan Public Art Project – Thánh (Saint) Gióng – Curator The Son Nguyen – Hà Nội – Viet Nam

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa – INTO the OPEN – Wellington – New Zealand – Feb 

Sa Sa Art Project  – (XEM in Phnom Penh) – Interface – Cambodia – Feb 21

2019

Điềm Mờ - Sàn Art – HCMC (Sài Gòn) - Dec 17

SFSR – Display.cz – Prague – Czech Republic - Dec 19

America Performance – Crossing the Pacific Ocean - OCMA – curated by Cassandra Coblentz – USA – Sept 17

KAOHSIUNG Museum of Fine Arts – curator Mami Kataoka – Sunshower – May 4

Quynh Galerie – Serpents’ Tails I Tales – April 19

Orange County Museum of Art – OCMA Expands 2 – Curator Cassandra Coblentz – California – April 6

ART TALK/SCREENING – Curated by Brianne Cohen – University of Colorado Boulder – Mar 5

SEA FOCUS – Collectors’ Art Cove – Dr Cheryl & John Chia – Jan 26

2018

Shanghai Biennale - Lead curator Cauhtemoc Medina - Power Station of Art - Nov

First Thailand Biennale – Lead curator Jiang Jiehong – Krabi, Thailand – Oct

Esplanade Visual Arts – Subliminal City – curated by Sam I-Shan – Singapore – Jan 18

Kuandu Fine Art Museum – So Far So Right –  curated by Fang Yen Hsiang – Taiwan – Dec 18

 

2017

National Art Center/Mori Art Museum – Sun Shower – Tokyo – Jul 4

Yamamoto Gendai – Lines, Borders, Boundaries & the In-Betweens – Tokyo – Jul 1

Singapore Art Museum – Imaginarium: Till the end of the Earth – curated by Andrea Fam &John Savage - May 6

Goethe Institute Hanoi – Dream A Future Dream solo show – Hanoi – Mar 9

Korean Cultural Center/Heritage Space – Undefined Boundaries – curated by Tuan-Anh Nguyen - Hanoi – Mar 3

NTU CCA screening – The Making of an Institution – Singapore – Feb 10

 

2016

QAGOMA – GOMA Turns 10 – Brisbane – Australia – Dec 3rd  

NTU CCA residency – Singapore – Nov-Dec

Vietnam Eye – Casa Italia – Hanoi, Vietnam – Nov 18

Yokohama Art Museum – Body/Play/Politics – Yokohama, Japan – Oct 1

ONSITE ART FEST 2016 – Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome – Represented by Zero Station – Taipei – Sept 9

Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle – Public Spirit – Sept 22

Aichi Triennale – Aichi Art Center (Nayoga), PLAT (Toyohashi), Okazaki – A Rainbow Caravan – Aug 11

Blind Side — Screen Series — Melbourne —  Australia, Jun 15

The High Line Art — Fiesta Mobile — NYC —  Jun 30

EMAP 2016: S.O.S. Save our souls – Art for a Time of Emergencies – Soul (Korea) May 24

The FACTORY Contemporary Art Center —  TechNoPhobe — SAIGON (HCMC), Apr 1

The Jewish Museum — Sights & Sounds: Highlights — NYC, Feb 5

Art Stage Singapore — Seismograph: Sensing the City —  Art in the Urban Age – Jan 21

      

2015

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – QAGOMA – Australia — Nov. 21

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennale 8 Kids (APT8) —  Australia — Nov 21

Asian Arts Space Network —  Asia Culture Center — Gwangju, Taiwain —  Nov 25

ASEAN – ROK: CiTy, Remembrance & ReImagining —  Edwin Galeri — Jakarta — Oct 28

The Second Beijing Photo Biennale — CAFA Art Museum — China — Oct 15

Bildmuseet Museum of Contemporary Art – Miền Méo Miệng – Sweden — Jun

Jim Thompson Art Center – Missing Link:”Modernization And Urban Condition” — Bangkok — May

Musee d'art Contemporain Lyon — Open Sea —  France — Apr

The Jewish Museum – Global Sight and Sounds: Vietnam — NYC — Jan

 

2014

BALLROOM MARFA – Artists’ Film International – Marfa, Texas — USA

License 2 Draw – Word Tour in 1 Place – Draw in Yokohama from MANILA, Ha Noi, Saigon, Los Angeles via app License2DRAW  

The White Chapel Gallery – Artist Film International – London, England — July 8

Koganecho Bazaar Residency – License 2 Draw: Distant-controlled drawing – World Tour in 1 Place - Yokohama, Japan — Aug 1

RISD Museum – Summer Show – Providence, RI, USA — June 20

Asia Society  – Waltz of the Machine Equestrians — NYC — June 17

Canvas International Art – Vietnam now: Changing Society – Amsterdam, The Netherlands — June 4

 

2013

Singapore Biennale 2013: “If the World Changed” – Singapore Art Museum — Oct. 26.

XEM 03 – San Art – Sept 13, Hochiminh City, Vietnam

“Freedom is the motorbikes” — LBCC Art Gallery — Long Beach, CA — Sept 3

 

2012

Poetic Politic – Group show of Vietnamese Artist – Kadist Art Foundation — San Francisco — October 17

21st Century SEX – Artists exploring Contemporary sexuality – Bleicher Gallery — Los Angles — July 14

Global Hybrid II – Meta House: German-Cambodian Cultural Center – Phnom Penh, Cambodia — July 1

Raw Ideas project (Dự Án Ý Tưởng Tươi) – Artist in Residence at Zero Station with artist Nguyen Duc Tu and Pham Tran Viet Nam, Saigon, Vietnam

 

2011

Torrance Art Museum – South Bay Focus, Portrait of Mr. Alex Tuan Dinh Pham – CA — Dec 3   

Art Foundation, California Sate University Dominguez Hills – CA — Nov 16

Global Hybrid 1+2 – Meta House — German-Cambodian Cultural Center  – Phnom Penh, Cambodia – July

 

2009

Natural Feelings — Sabina Lee Gallery — Los Angeles, CA

The Longest Day of Summer, One Lucky Day —  S1F gallery, LA

Let There Be Light — Phantom Gallery — Long Beach, CA

Friends of Sky — Circus Gallery – West Hollywood, CA

FOB II —  VAALA Center for the Arts – Santa Ana, CA

 

2008          

Let’s Make Out — Pocko Gallery — Milan, Italy.

 

2007         

humor us — LA Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall – CA

Summer Romance —  Sabina Lee Gallery — Los Angeles, CA

 

2006           

Free Frisbee, Circus of Books Gallery —  West Hollywood, CA

High Desert Test Sites 5 — Joshua Tree, CA

 

2005

“Honey, …” a Street Fair show, Howl Festival, NY

“Honey, …” a Street Fair show, Gay Pride Parade 36th Annual, NY

Die Prof. Winkler Kunst–Und Literaturtage Los Angeles, Circus of Books — Los Angeles

Fearless Vampire Killers, Casey Kaplan gallery — NYC

The Best MFA Thesis Show — Visual Arts Gallery — NYC

 

2004

On the Façade —  Locust Project, Miami  

Strange Animals — LACE — Los Angeles

Emerging NYC — Pool Art Center (Drury University) — Springfield, MO

Scope London — Lyons Wier Gallery, London

In a Bind — Westside Gallery — NYC

Fine Art Work Center Invitational —  Hudson D. Walker Gallery — Province Town, MA

 

2003

Fresh Track 003 — George J. Doijaki Gallery — Los Angeles, CA

Trance Plants — The Latch Gallery — Los Angeles, CA

 

2002          

F.O.B. — Nguoi Viet Gallery —  Westminster, CA

Dickson Art Center — “Got Fucked?” — Los Angeles, CA

 

2001

Self-Retrospective — Westminster, California

 

PRESS

2021

Đoan Trang - VOH - Art & Technology: A combination leading the future of a worth-living city - Jan 8

Anh Tú - Giáo dục và thời đại - Premiere: The Space of Art and Technology initiating the foundation of smart city - Jan 8

Trinh Huỳnh - Harper’s Bazaar - ArtTech Fusion: Combining Art and Technology to construct a smart city - Jan 14

Chi Mai - Nhân Dân - The Essentiality of Living - Jan 30

Nguyễn Văn Phong - Hà Nội Mới - Ha Noi: The city of Spring and Creativity - Feb 14

Hanoigrapevine - Hanoigrapevine - Nominating the revelatory project of the year: Phuc Tan Public Art project - March 6

Ngoc An - Thanh Nien - Bringing No Than myth into playground design - March 4

Hữu Mạnh - Thể thao & Văn hóa - Inaugurating No Than playground that is significantly revelatory to the Dong Anh children.

Nguyễn Nga - Đại Biểu Nhân Dân - The Art of Commuting with Nature - April 17

Môi trường TV - ECO - SUS - the meeting of Science and Contemporary Art - April 9

Hoàng Trong - Thanh Niên - ECO-SUS Art Exhibition: Wondering about sustainable development.

Lâm Hạnh - Người Đô Thị - When artwork helps changing the idea of sustainable development - April 13

Trang Ps - LUXUO - ECO-SUS Exhibition: The wonder of sustainable development - July 4

Bích Vân - Báo Ảnh Việt Nam - Bringing History to the Children’s playground - May 2

Lý Đợi - Báo Lao Động - Over 20 years of altogether nourishing the homeland’s Contemporary Art - May 

Hoài Phương - Tuổi Trẻ - Decorating your workspace with artworks from Tran Nu Yen Khe, Uu Dam, and Andy Cao - May

 

2020

Angie Tran - Vietcetera - Redefining Contemporary Art: UuDam Studio Blurs The Lines Between Sculpture, Performance, And Technology - Dec 9
Lam Hanh - Người Đô Thị - Artist UuDam: We often do not estimate our personal power correctly - Dec 3
Eco-Đi project of artist UuDam: Original Conceptual Art idea: “Good travelers leave no traces” - Dec 2
Cù Thị Lan - Dan Trí -  Exhibition highlights boundary between humans and nature - Asia Culture Center - Nov 14
Duong Nguyen - Elle Decoration - Password 0~1 - Saigon, VN       
Giang Le - Forbes Vietnam - Eco-Đi won the Best Conceptual Prize of Vietnam Design Week 2020 - Nov 23
Lam Hạnh - Phu Nu Newspaper - Visual artist Uudam TranNguyen :”Vietnam is lacking of space for public art” - Oct

The result of Bùi Xuân Phái prize - The Thao & Van Hoa newspaper - Oct 7
Van Anh - Le Courrier du Vietnam - From a street of garbage, Phuc Tân has become an artistic space - Jul 25
Phúc Tân Public Art Project - How did we do it?

Giang Lê - Forbes Vietnam - Phuc Tan Public Art Project: Shine a light on Red riverside - Mar 1

2019

Andrew Stooke – Poetry and pessimism at Shanghai Biennale 2018 – Zenfolio – Jan 10
Jeff Thomas – CUB Art & Sci Magazine – ‘Urgent Elements' focuses lens on eco-video from S.E.A. – Feb 7
Trang Hình – Barcode Mag – New look at the air pollution in Vietnam via Rong Ran Len exhibition – Apr  19
David Willis – Degree Critical – Dispatch from Vietnam Rồng Rắn Lên (Serpents’ Tails) at Gallery Quynh – Jun 14

That Side of Paradise – The OCMA is Thriving at Their Temporary Location… – Apr 19 
Richard Chang – LA TIMES – Orange County Museum of Art Season 2 Expand on the New Location –  Apr 11 
Dave Barton – OC WEEKLY - Smash it up: Unleash the Anarchist within at OCMA – May 9
Mai Thuỵ - Tuoi Tre newspaper - UuDam crossing the Pacific contemplating on the way the world is working – Jul 13
Jonathan P Watt - Letter from Vietnam - Art Monthly - Art Monthly July-Aug 
 

2018

VN express – Lý Do Singapore Là thủ đô nghệ thuật ở Châu Á – Feb 1

Paul Carter Robinson – Singapore Art Week: The Last Word – Jan 31

Vietname Television VTV4 Singapore – Người Việt 4 phương – Feb 1

Khuong Nha – Tác phẩm nghệ thuật độc đáo lấy cảm hứng từ ô nhiễm không khí Việt Nam – Zing.vn – Jan 31      

 

2017

Vivian Li – Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now – Nov 2

Selina Ting – UuDam Tran Nguyen finger-tip on the Ocean – Cobo Editorial Force – Jul 18

Hanoi Grapevine.com – 7 nghệ sĩ Việt Nam tham dự triễn lãm nghệ thuật đương đại tại Nhật Bản — May 6

Nguyen Nhu Huy – A Thought on the Opening Up of Vietnamese Contemporary Art -- Nghệ Lao Động Cuối Tuần

 

2016

Curator Eriko Kimura on Body/Play/Politics – Yokohama Art Museum – Oct 7

Hien Hoa – UuDam triến lãm sắp đặt xe máy tại Nhật – Tuoitre.vn – April 10

Yumi Nozoki – Face the world as an artist, not activist — Yokohama Social – Sept

Jakub Gawkowski – Przemoc Schowana W Stawie – PolicicalCritique.org – Dec 27

C.X. Mai Ardia – AIA Vietnam Eye: Vietnamese contemporary artists in focus in pictures – ArtRadarJournal.com

Alex Urso – Vento Asiatico a Varsavia. Tra poetica, politica e forme del sociale – Arttribune.com

Ben Valentine — In Phnom Penh, an Artist confront the City’s Deadly Traffic — Hyperallergic — Aug 10

Ben Valentine — Holograms, Robots, and 3D-Printed Masks at a New Art Center in Vietnam — Hyperallergic

HTV9 report (HCMC Television) - Discover artworks that employed technology — May 4

F. Atsumi (Art-Phil) — License 2 Draw I UuDam Tran Nguyen — Art-Phil.com — Apr 28

Hoàng An Đông — APT & Vietnam Contemporary Art —  Apr 19

Zelda Rudzitsky — Technology has officially entered Saigon’s Art Scene — Saigoneer —  Apr 13

Vietnam News — New Contemporary Art Center opens in Ho Chi Minh City — April 11

Van Bay —  Sports & Cultures — The Largest Contemporary Art Center of Viet Nam — Mar 30

Tuoi Tre News — New contemporary art space inaugurated in Ho Chi Minh City — Apr 2

Any Arena — YOUR FIRST LOOK AT ART EXHIBITION ‘TECHNOPHOBE — Apr 1st

Dao Mai Trang — Need to create a context for full of life art scene — Nhan Dan -- Mar

APT8 interview video — Serpents’ Tails — QAGOMA, Nov

Georgia Moodie — Fostering Vietnamese Contemporary Art — ABC Australia Radio — Feb 15

Hien Hoa - “Rong Ran Len” video work of Viet Nam in Art Stage Singapore —  Tuoi Tre — Jan 21

Vietnamese Artist UuDam Tran Nguyen at Art Stage Singapore 2016 — Hanoi Grape Vine —  Jan 15

Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva — Stage and Screens: Singapore — Art Forum — Jan 30

Kimberley Vlasic — Kids get creative at APT8 Kids on Tour event in Cairns — The Cairns Post — Jan 18

           

2015

Juliet Helmke — Report from the Asia Pacific Triennial 8 — blouinartinfo.com — Dec 07

Super Critical — APT8: Some highlights — supercritical.com — Nov 29

Kate Sutton — APT Pupils — artforum.com — Nov 27

Claire Wilson — 8 highlights from the 8th A.P.T. — artradarjournal.com — Nov 24

Allison Muirhead —  Kids’ APT8 at Queensland Art Gallery — Weekend Notes — Nov

FA — City Remembrance and Reimagining — Sub-Cult — Nov

Hamish Sawyer — APT8: PHILIPPINES AND VIETNAM — QAGOMA Blog — Oct 22

Nicholas Santalucia — Sweden just held its largest ever Exhibition of Vietnamese Contemporary Art —  

Saigoneer — Oct

Tia Agnes Astuti — 11 Seniman Korea-ASEAN Pameran di Jakarta — hot.detik.com — Oct

Mai X Cardia — Mien Meo Mieng: Vietnamese contemporary art in Sweden in pictures  — Art Radar Asia, Jul

Kaona Pongpipat – Examining urbanity – Bangkok Post — Jun

Pai Hsin Kuo – Your Tool, My Toy –  Taiwain Digital Art & Information Center — Mar

Zelda Rudzitski — The best cultural Happenings in the year of the horse — Saigoneer — Mar

 

2014

Tran Luong – Biennale: Visual Feast – Heritage Inflight Magazine — Nov

TV Catch Asia – Koganecho Bazaar — Yokohama — Aug 28

Zelda Rudzitski — License 2 Draw: UuDam Tran Nguyen Brings  Robotic Art To Vietnam – Saigoneer.com

Nguyen Le Huong – Vietnam Artist Join Art Festival in Yokohama – Vietnam News – Aug

Văn Bảy — The pioneer artwork of Vietnamese Contemporary Art – Thể Thao Văn Hoá — Aug

Interview with artist UuDam Tran Nguyen – RISD Museum Studio Notes by A. Will Brown, Amy Pickworth and

Joanna Cortez.

 

2013

Appearance with MC My Linh – Nhan Vat va Su Kien program — VTV3

Quoc Khanh An – Heritage Vietnam Airlines Inflight Magazine — Singapore Biennale 2013

Belinda Piggott – If the World Changed – Highlights from the 2013 Singapore Biennale - Raven Contemporary

Yvonne Wang – Nguyen Nhu Huy on curating a new path for Vietnamese contemporary art — Art Radar Asia

Mayo Martin – Top Picks at the Singapore Biennale — TODAY — Oct  

Tran Thi Minh Hue – Exchange with with curator Tran Luong at Singapore Biennale 2103 — Hanoi Grapevine

Stephan Patrick — Waltz of the Machine Equestrians feature video — flashartonline.com — Oct

Josh Dulaney – LBCC gallery features Vietnamese Artist – Press Telegram – CA — Sept

    

2012

Courtney Malick – Poetic Politic – ArtForum.com — Oct

Helen Jennifer Zhao – Artist’s “Fuck Buttons” Explore the Various Forms of Sex in the 21st Century – Podcast Interview – GALO magazine — New York — August 15

Daniel Rolnick – Bloody Nuns, Men in Heels, and Other Taboo Topics at 21st Century Sex Art show — LA WEEKLY Blog — July 30

Cassandra Naji — The Meaning of Life — The Advisor [Issue 29th] — Phnom Penh — July 7

 

2011  

Roth Meas – Global Hybrid Art Show crosses all boundaries — Phnom Penh Post — July 14

 

2008

PrintedMatter.org.

 

2007

Marshallastor.com/ “Humor Us at the Municipal Art Gallery” — September 24

Halle, Howard. “Get Pinned SVA artist pushing his buttons– and yours” —  Time Out New York — May 19

 

2005

Phong Bui – Brooklyn Rail – The Fuck Buttons

Cotter, Holland — “Fearless Vampire Killers” —The New York Times — April 8

 

2001

Vivian Le Tran — “Defying Taboos” — Los Angeles Times Registers — August 25

ACTIVITIES

2019

Lecture at San Jose Museum of Art – San Jose – USA – Oct 2nd

Time Boomerang Map breaking performance – Phase #4 – OCMA – Santa Ana – California – April

2018

Artist talk at Esplanade Visual Arts – Moderated by Sam I-Shan

 

2017

Artist talk at Taiwan Center for Contemporary Art – Moderated by Fang Yen Hsiang

Artist talk at Heritage Space on Time Boomerang – Moderated by Anh-Tuan Nguyen

Artist talk at Heritage Space on License 2 Draw – Moderated by Anh-Tuan Nguyen

 

2016

Artist Talk at NTU CCA – Moderated by Anna Lenevecio – Singapore

Artist Talk at Yokohama Museum of Art — Moderated by Eriko Kimura - Japan  

Guest speaker at Innovation Week – Organized by Indochina Art Project & Ihub – Ha Noi

Floor Artist Talk – Aichi Triennale – Moderated by Hiroyuki Hattori – Aichi

The Factory Contemporary Art Center — Moderated by Trong Gia Nguyen  

 

2015

Performance on the ocean in Brisbane, Australia as part of the work Time Boomerang, Phase #2, part 2

Performance on the ocean in Umea, Sweden as part of the work Time Boomerang, Phase #2, part 1

Bildmuseet Museum of Contemporary Art – Moderated by Micael Norbert  

Jim Thompson Art Center artist talk —  Moderated by Gridthiya Gaweewong

 

2011

OCCCA — Speaking about TaTu’s Koan Poem and its connection to the Meditation

Buddha Sculpture: A Portrait of EMPTINESS

 

2009

Artist Talk — World Condom Project — Quynh Gallery — Hochiminh city — Vietnam

 

2008

Guest Lecture — San Art Gallery — Hochiminh City — Vietnam

 

1999, 2002, 2008, 2010           

Guest Lecture, UCLA

AWARDS

2014

Japan Media Art Festival 2014 — Jury Selection —  License 2 Draw — Tokyo, Japan

2020

Bùi Xuân Phái Prize — Phúc Tân Public Art Project — Hanoi — Vietnam - Oct

THE BEST CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PRIZE - Vietnam Design Week 22 - Oct

COLLECTION

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Museum (QAGOMA)

Kadist Art Foundation

Asia Society Museum

Private art collections in Bangkok, Los Angeles, New Yok, Singapore, Vietnam and Houston.

PUBLICATION

Place.Labour.Capital - NTU CCA press – Singapore 2018

SHANGHAI BIENNALE Catalogue – Power Station of Art - 2019

PLACE.LABOUR.CAPITAL - NTU CCA Press – Singapore 2018

THE 8TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART - 2015

SINGAPORE BIENNALE 2013 - If the World Changed - 2013

AICHI TRIENNALE - A Rainbow Caravan - 2016

JAPAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL – 2015

YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART - Body Play Politics - Published by Mochuisle, Inc - 2016

VIETNAM EYE - CONTEMPORARY VIETNAMESE ART - Publisher: Skira - 2016

ART STAGE SINGAPORE – 2016

 

MORI & NATIONAL ART CENTER TOKYO – SUNSHOWER - Published by Mori - 2017

HERITAGE nov 2014   VIETNAM INFLIGHT MAGAZINE

HERITAGE feb  2014 - VIETNAM INFLIGHT MAGAZINE

HERITAGE mar 2017 - VIETNAM INFLIGHT MAGAZINE