Ha Manh Thang

Ha Manh Thang

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    Artist Ha Manh Thang

    Ha Manh Thang has been described by Galerie Quynh in HCMC as “one of Vietnam’s most important young painters”. He came to prominence with his colorful and sarcastic series of paintings addressing issues of tradition and modernity and the influence of consumerism since Doi Moi. His current work looks at iconic architectural structures in Vietnam, reducing them to their essential forms, isolating them from their contexts and calling into question their roles and meanings.
    Ha Manh Thang has exhibited internationally including Berlin, Budapest, Stuttgart and New York. His work is included in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum and the Bodnar Art Collection, as well as numerous private collections.

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    These works are featured in The Grapevine Selection – Volume I.
    Thang presents 5 brand new paintings in acrylic, oil and charcoal on paper. This series, entitled “Far in the North”, continues the earlier theme, working with architectural drawings of the temples in the north of Vietnam.

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    Artist Talk “Circle of Time” by Ha Manh Thang

    06 Jul - Talk with artist Ha Manh Thang and moderator Natalia Kraevskaia on Thang's "Circle of Time" series ----- 06/07 - Buổi trò chuyện với nghệ sỹ Hà Mạnh Thắng về loạt tranh ‘Vòng tròn thời gian’, điều phối bởi Natalia Kraevskaia Continue reading >

    HCMC – Exhibition “The Three-Cornered World”

    27 Dec 2016 - 26 Jan 2017 - HCMC - Group exhibition of hopeful, contemplative artworks by Ha Manh Thang, Sandrine Llouquet, Christine Nguyen, Nguyen Huy An, Tran Van Thao ----- 27/12/2016 - 26/01/2017 - TP HCM - Triển lãm nhóm giới thiệu một số tác phẩm của Hà Mạnh Thắng, Sandrine Llouquet, Christine Nguyễn, Nguyễn Huy An, và Trần Văn Thảo Continue reading >

    HCMC – Exhibition “Dérive”

    19 Jul - 27 Aug - HCMC - Group exhibition exploring the effects of embodied spaces on mental states, featuring works by Ha Manh Thang, Christine Nguyen, Trong Gia Nguyen and Tran Van Thao ----- 19/07 - 27/08 - TP HCM - Triển lãm nhóm nhằm khám phá ảnh hưởng của không gian lên tâm lý con người của các nghệ sỹ Hà Mạnh Thắng, Christine Nguyen, Trong Gia Nguyen và Trần Văn Thảo Continue reading >

    Exhibition “Far in the North” by Ha Manh Thang

    02 - 31 Dec - Painting exhibition "Far in the North" by Ha Manh Thang and his artwork selection during the period of 2012-2015 ----- 02 - 31/12 - Triển lãm tranh "Phương Bắc xa khuất" và các tác phẩm tuyển chọn 2012-2015 của Hà Mạnh Thắng Continue reading >

    HCMC – Exhibition “Khói sóng” by Ha Manh Thang

    25 Sep - 31 Oct - HCMC - An exhibition of new work by one of Vietnam’s most important young painters ----- 25/09 - 31/10 - TP HCM - Triển lãm các tác phẩm mới của một trong những họa sĩ trẻ có tầm ảnh hưởng lớn trong nền hội họa Việt Nam Continue reading >

    Vietnam – Malaysia – Thailand Watercolor Art Exchange Exhibition

    01 - 07 Apr - The first water color exhibition ever takes place in Vietnam for artists from 3 countries: Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand ----- 01 - 07/04 - Triển lãm tranh màu nước lần đầu tiên giữa 3 nước: Việt Nam – Malaysia - Thái Lan tại Việt Nam Continue reading >

    KVT – The Poetic Hues of Winter at Dong Phong

    KVT in the midst of a season colored by Ha Manh Thang ----- KVT giữa sắc đông họa bởi Hà Mạnh Thắng Continue reading >

    Exhibition “Winter Hues” by Ha Manh Thang

    18 Jan - 28 Feb - An exhibition at Dong Phong Gallery presenting Ha Manh Thang's new works inspired by the cold winter in Hanoi ----- 18/01 - 28/02 - Triển lãm tại Đông Phong Gallery giới thiệu những tác phẩm mới của họa sỹ Hà Mạnh Thắng lấy cảm hứng từ cái giá lạnh trong tiết đông Hà Nội Continue reading >

    Vietnamese Art’s Presence at Affordable Art Fair Singapore November 2014

    Hanoi Grapevine's report from Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014 - November edition ----- Tường thuật của Hanoi Grapevine về Affordable Art Fair Singapore, phiên bản tháng 11/2014 Continue reading >

    Solo Exhibition “Fading Dreams – Disintegrating Realities” by Ha Manh Thang in Thailand

    20 Sep - 18 Oct - Art exhibition "Fading Dreams – Disintegrating Realities" with new oil and mixed media paintings by the Vietnamese artist Ha Manh Thang in Thailand ----- 20/09 - 18/10 - Triển lãm nghệ thuật "Mộng Tàn Phai Sắc" với các tác phẩm sơn dầu mới và truyền thông hỗn hợp của nghệ sĩ Việt Nam Hà Mạnh Thắng sắp diễn ra tại Thái Lan Continue reading >

    More info about Ha Manh Thang



    Born in 1980 in Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam
    Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam


    2004 Graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University


    • 2013 HEAVEN IS A PLACE, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • 2010 Not Memory, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • 2008 The rain and the small stream, Ernst & Young Asean Art Outreach, Singapore
    • 2007  Red Faces, Dong Phong Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • 2008  Beyond the Portrait, Suffusive Art Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam


    • 2012 REVEALED CONCEALED: ALTERED ICONS, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • 2011 Instruments of Meditation: Works of Art from the Zoltán Bodnár Collection, Reök Palace, Budapest, Hungary
    • 2010 The Armory Show, Bui Gallery and Mendes Wood Gallery, New York, NY, USA
    • Ha Manh Thang and Le Qui Thong in the Bodnár Collection, NextArt Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
    • 2009 Connect: Kunstzene Vietnam, ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart Who do you think we are?, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • 2008 Post Doi Moi: Vietnamese Art After 1990, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore SH3OOT, L’Espace, Centre Culturel Français de Hanoi, Vietnam
    • 2007 Hanoi: 5000 Hoan Kiem Lakes, curated by Natasha Kraevskaia, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • The Other Side, Maison des Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam 2006 Trading, Suffusive Art Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam


    • 2013 Scott, Phoebe, “Is this Heaven? Monumentality and Doubt in New Works by Ha Manh Thang,” HEAVEN IS A PLACE, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • My Tran, “Ha Manh Thang’s iconic monuments,” The Saigon Times, April 27, 2013
    • 2010 Connect: Kunstszene Vietnam, exhibition catalogue, ifa-Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    • 2009 Godfrey, Tony, Painting Today, Phaidon Press, London, United Kingdom
    • Hardy, Godfrey Harold, “Collectivism and Individualism in Society and Art after Doi Moi,” Essays on Modern and Contemporary Vietnamese Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
    • Who do you think we are?, exhibition catalogue, Bui Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • 2008 Post-Doi Moi: Vietnamese Art After 1990, exhibition catalogue, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore


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