Viet Van Tran

Viet Van Tran

Ha Noi, North Viet Nam, Vietnam

About Viet Van Tran

Full name: Tran Viet Van
Born 6.12.1971 at Ha Noi- Viet Nam
Adress: 64B Van Ho 3 street, Hai Ba Trung District,
Ha Noi city, Viet Nam
Tell: +84904302325

Artist statement:
Photography is a means for me to connect with the world and myself. To answer age-old question "Humankind, Who are we, where we come and where we're going"in my private way. Three major themes that I pursue is sex, politics and religion. I want to capture and create photos blend between reality and illusion, between traditional and contemporary. And I knew that: Ability of expression of the art of photography is limitless, but ability of artist is limited.


Cultural Bachelor degree in 1996. Trained by famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer…in workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found).

Currenly work as special reporter for Lao Động newspaper (one of the biggest newspapers in Viet Nam).


5 Book published

2016: “My mother”- Photo book.
2007: “Speak myself to escape from the lonely” (interview and essay)
“Dharma and Life” (Photo book)
2006:”Vietnam photographs- Discover and Integration” (essay)
2005: “The meeting at the afternoon Saturday” (essay)

Many pictures has been published in Wink Magazin, Fstop magazine (US), Dodho Magazine (Spain), Art Photo Magazine (Czech), The Journal (US), Blur Magazine (Croatia), Photo, Privatephotoreview (France), Artwanted calendar (US) 43mm Magazine, Eros Magazine (Newzealand), Obscura journa (US), PX3 annual book, LICC annnual book, Best of photography (Photoggrapher’s Forum), Urban 2015 (Stories and Porfolios)…

As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won Px3 (France, 8 consecutive years), Pollux Awards (UK-4 years), Photoannual Awards (Czech, 3 consecutive years), Photo Master Cup (US- 4 years), MIFA (Rusian, 3 consecutive years ), Art of Photography Show (US), TIFA (Japan), Honorable Mention of IPA (US, 8 years), Shorlist London international creative competion (LICC- 4 years), finalist of Donkey Art Prize (Italia)…

Being jury of many national photo contests and cinema contests.



10 Solo exhibitions

2017: “My mum” at Photometria- Ioanina- Grecee.
2014: “12 Generals at peacetime”(Part two) at 29 Hang Bai, Ha Noi,VN
2011: “Interuption and Connection” at 45 Trang Tien, Ha Noi,VN
2010: “Ha Noi,quiet and sound” at 36 Dien Bien Phu, Ha Noi,VN
2009: “Generals at time of peace “ at 29 Hang Bai, Ha Noi,VN
2008: “Sun’ color” in Japan Cultural Center, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
“Dharma and Life” (Part II) at Festival Hue 2008
2007: “To be or not To be “at Korean Cultural Center, Hanoi,VN
2006: “ Dharma and Life” (p1),at Hanoi, VN
2005: “Two hours, One day” at Goethe Institutes, Hanoi,VN.
Group Exhibitions

2017: “Capture moment”- top 26- Galleri Norrsken- Stockholm (Sweeden)

2016: Grand Exhibition at AIFACS, New Delhi (Indiia)
5th Chang Fine Art photo contest- Bangkok (Thailand)
16th China Internatinal photographic Art exhibition.
Khayam International Exhibition of Photography (Iran).
Photometri Festival “Home” – Athen and others cities – Greece.

2015: “Fifth Exposure Annual Awards” at Louver Museum, Paris, France (digital display)_
Photo Annual Awards at Wall Gallery in Teplice Spa (Czech)
“Viewpoint” (Photographicangge, UK) at London, Bristol (UK)

2014: Project Mulafoco awards contest- Montevideo (Urugoay)
Photo Annual Awards at Wall Gallery in Teplice Spa (Czech)

2013: “Story of Creative” at See.Me's Long Island City gallery- New York (US).
Photo Annual Awards at Wall Gallery in Teplice Spa (Czech)
“New Color” at Blackbox Gallery (Oregon, US)
“Love” at Darkrom Gallery (Vermont, US)
Photoannual award- Prague (Czech Republic)

2012: Slideshow - Soho Theater (London, UK)
Art of photography Show in San Diego (US)
3rd Singapore International Photography Festival at National Museum (Singapore)
Post Singapore (People on Street & Travel) at Singapore.
“Tuk Tuk” Singapore 2012
Fine art and documentary Biennal exhibition at Borges Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina) held by Worldwide Gala Photography Awards (UK)

2011: “Click it-open” at Loughboroughtownhall (UK)
Wira Foto contest in Kualua Lumpua (Malaysia)
Exhibiton (Digital Display) at Soho Theater (London,UK)

2010:Exhibiton (Digital Display) at Soho Theater (London,UK)

2008: Three day, Three artists in L’espace – Hanoi (role: curator and artist attended photograph exhibition and installation)

2000: “The April Talking” in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh city