Richard Streitmatter-Tran

Richard Streitmatter-Tran (b. 1972, Vietnam) lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. Since 2013, his practice has shifted from performance and new media to sculpture, painting, and drawings. This “return to craft” is fueled by a preoccupation with material knowledge over concept and is framed by a deep-rooted interest into modes of learning that used to be passed down through generations and are now being erased by the diffusion of new technologies.

His solo and collaborative works have been exhibited internationally including Hong Kong Arts Centre (2017), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2015), Singapore Art Museum (2016, 2012, 2009), Asia Triennial, Manchester, United Kingdom (2011), Singapore Biennale (2008, 2006), among many others. Streitmatter-Tran has also been involved in numerous writing, education, and curatorial projects. In 2010, he established DIA/PROJECTS, an experimental art space in Ho Chi Minh City. He also co-curated with Russell Storer the exhibition The Mekong at The Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2009) that was part of the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial.