Born in Hue in 1981, Tran Tuan graduated from Hue College of Art with a degree in Traditional Decoration in 2006. His art practice has been greatly influenced by the untold stories of his family.
Tuan has participated in many local and international exhibitions, such as ‘Nang Bong Nhe Tech’ in 2011, ‘Altered Clouds’ in 2012 and ‘Emperor Mushroom’ in 2013. His recent series ‘Two Forefingers’ was selected for Singapore Biennale 2013.
He has also actively contributed to promoting art to a wider community. He first opened a lacquer factory named Then Studio which later became Then Cafe in 2012 - where many art activities take place. It later became a familiar meeting spot for young artists, architects, musicians as well as young people in town. In 2017, Tuan launced Lang Art Dorm - an art residency program in Hue that aims to bridge the exchange between local and international artists.