Tuan Mami

Tuấn Mami (b. 1981, Vietnam) is a multidisciplinary artist who creates installations, video works, as well as performances and conceptual situations. His meditative experiments, daringly performed in both public and private spaces, draw attention to his interests in observing and taking part in dynamics of human encounters. Mami also critiques elements of society and challenges its perceptions.

Tuấn Mami studied Graphic Design at the Hanoi Open University in 2002 and graduated from the Hanoi Fine Art University in 2006. He has recently completed residencies at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016) and the Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, South Korea (2015). Mami has recently presented solo exhibitions at the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018); Framer Framed, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, (2017); Snail Night, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2016); Nha San Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam; Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, USA; PØST, Los Angeles, USA (2013); Halle 6, Munich, Germany; and Hooyong Performing Arts Centre, Gangwon-do, South Korea (2011). He has also recently participated in notable group exhibitions at Medo Art Space, Vienna, Austria; the Taipei Culture Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan; Art in the Forest Flamingo, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam (2017); Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK; MONA Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland; Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2016); and Videotag, Los Angeles, USA (2015). Mami has also been featured at international biennials and festivals such as the Coovum Art Festival, Chennai, India (2015), Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, South Korea (2014); In-Act International Performance Event, Hanoi, Vietnam (2011); the 3rd Beyond Pressure Performances Festival, Yangon, Myanmar (2010); and the National Contemporary Art Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam (2007). Mami lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam.