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Anh Trần

Born in Vietnam in 1989, lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland in 2016 and is currently doing her Doctor of Fine Arts at Elam. Recent exhibitions include The Canals of Mars, Window Gallery, Auckland, 2019; 136m3, Demo gallery, Auckland, 2019; I Understand if You’re Busy, RM gallery, Auckland, 2018; Here and Now, Malcolm Smith gallery, Auckland, 2017; A trip to the beach, play_station, Wellington, 2017; Painting: A Transitive Space, St Paul gallery, Auckland, 2016.

Whether conscious or unconscious, Tran links unsuspecting materials together to question the value of a painting. Observing the art world from both outside and inside, Tran exposes their art as a source of detachment and belonging from dominant systems and identities, and the values we place on either.