Art Fairs

Art Basel, Hong Kong

21 - 25 March 2023

Ngoc Nau

Vin Gallery is humbled to participate in this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong with Ngoc Nau. ‘Oral Stories from A Small Village In Northern Vietnam’ is the title Ngoc Nau chose to deliver stories from her hometown. The artworks were coming from her two bodies of works, “Ritual Object” which draws elements from the ceremonies with the intention to present the events that had happened since the presence of Samsung’s intervention through the use of light from reflective material. And “The Silent Nights” which is a series of 7 photograph lightboxes inspired by the stories of the artist’s mother. It is about people’s lives in the ‘60s, after evacuating from the Hanoi capital to Thai Nguyen province when the US invaded the North. Those stories depict the way people integrated nature, and how they transformed and absorbed it for survival needs. The story of an individual as well as the story of a collective.

Ngoc Nau’s Artworks List:


Resonate State
11 March - 28 April 2023

Yohei Yama

Vin Gallery is pleased to welcome you to our Private View, 'Resonate State' by Yohei Yama. Born in Saitama, Japan in 1977 and currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Yama’s works have been exhibited widely across the international platform as well as featured in Sotheby’s and Christie’s Hong Kong’s Asian Contemporary art sector.

Yohei Yama's works consistently invite us to explore and question our surroundings, especially our relationship with nature. He puts focus on the process of growing up. In ‘Resonate State’, Yohei Yama wanted to convey his reflection on the growing process and the energy of life. Inspired by his daily life, seeing his own son growing up and how the flower sprouts its petals, Yohei Yama absorbed the true essence of energy in life.

Meet the Artists: Ngoc Nau

by Art Basel

Art Basel Hong Kong, 21 -25 March 2023

In this episode of ‘Meet the artists’, Art Basel team visit Nau in her studio – a room in a former factory on Hanoi’s outskirts – and wander the surrounding industry-wasted landscape as she reflects on the ways technology has become an omnipresent force in our lives.

During their visit, Nau also introduces them to the local folk tradition Đạo Mẫu, the worship of the Mother Goddess of the Three Realms. ‘Among those who worship the Mother Goddess are workers in the coal mining industry,’ she explains. ‘The ritual is a way for them to give back the fortune and financial gains extracted from nature.’

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