Nhà Sàn Collective (NSC) began operating as an independent artist collective in Hanoi in 2013, when a group of friends set up their publicly accessible space.

With or without a physical base, NSC has worked with fellow companions and collaborators to organize exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, talks and other activities as a supporting platform for artists in the community. An initiative for exchanges, expansions and connections. A place that’s also open toward works-in-progress and the unexpected, a just-do-it attitude which doesn’t always yield answers. Some of the Collective’s main projects, which have been held on numerous occasions, are ‘Skylines With Flying Peoplee’, ‘IN:ACT Performance Art Festival’, ‘Queer Forever!’, ‘Emerging Artists Program, among’ others. 

The name Nhà Sàn signifies the Collective’s foundation which is rooted in the spirit of Nhà Sàn Studio, an artist-run space founded in 1998 in Hanoi. The original Nhà Sàn, a house on stilts, was taken in 2020. In the Ngoc Thuy area by the bank of the Red River, the artists imagine this house to become the Nhà Sàn Collective space, rebuilt, and transformed. 

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Nhà Sàn Collective