Ha Manh Thang

b. 1980, Thái Nguyên, Vietnam
Lives and works in Hanoi, Vietnam

Ha Manh Thang is known for his bold and colourful painterly canvases that juxtapose Vietnam’s past and its rich heritage with fashionable images of consumerist culture. Bridging modernity and tradition, Thang’s satirical paintings examine Vietnam’s culture and social history within the context of the dramatic changes the country has undergone. Thang graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University, Vietnam in 2004.

Thang is one of Vietnam’s most important young painters. He was also the only artist from Vietnam profiled in the Phaidon publication ‘Painting Today’ (2009) alongside acclaimed artists such as Gerhard Richter, Neo Rauch and Peter Doig. Thang has since held a number of notable regional and international exhibitions including: ‘Works of Art from the Zoltán Bodnár Collection’, Reök Palace, Budapest, Hungary (2011); ‘Connect: Kunstzene Vietnam’, ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany (2009); ‘The Rain and The Small Stream’ presented by Ernst & Young’s Asean Art Outreach program, Singapore (2008); and ‘Post Doi Moi: Vietnamese Art After 1990’, Singapore Art Museum (2008).

Biography information from Richard Koh Fine Art, August 2023

Country: Vietnam
Social Media : @hamanhthangstudio