Rich Streitmatter-Tran

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Rich graduated from Mass Art and is currently living in Ho Chi Minh City.  He is very active as a producing artist and teacher.  In 2012, Rich received one of the MassArt Alumni Awards.  More information about Rich can be found on his blog…  and on Facebook

From Linked In:

R. Streitmatter-Tran is an artist based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

His work, solo and collaborative, has been exhibited in several cities in the United States, Europe and Asia including the 52nd Venice Biennale; Asia Triennial Manchester 2011, 4th Guanghou Triennale, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, the Singapore Biennale 2006 and 2008; the 2004 Gwangju Biennale; 2005 Pocheon Asian Art Festival; ZKM in Karlsruhe, Singapore Art Museum, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery/Hong Kong, Kandada Art Space/Tokyo; Eslite Gallery in Taiwan, Arario Beijing, Kandada/Tokyo, the Hugh Lane Gallery/Dublin, Chula Art Center Bangkok .

Writing, criticism and curatorial projects include The Rotterdam Dialogues at Witte de With, 5th Asian Museum Curators Conference, the Para/Site curatorial programme, Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin, Times Museum in Guangzhou, China, Institutions for the Future (Shanghai) and the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6) for 2009.

He is a founding member of the Ho Chi Minh City-based arts collective, Mogas Station, and established the now defunct art and performance group ProjectOne in Saigon.

He is an Asia Pacific correspondent for Art.Es (Madrid) and and Ho Chi Minh City editor for Contemporary (London). He was awarded the 2005 Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant in 2005 with the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong for his year-long research project, Mediating the Mekong. A speaker on contemporary art at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) in Tokyo 2005 and Teaching Fellow at Harvard University (2000-2004), conducted media arts research at the MIT Media Lab (2000), and Visiting Lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2003.

In 2010 he founded DIA/PROJECTS, an experimental space for contemporary arts in HCMC.

He is currently Senior Lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam.

Specialties:Contemporary Art, Southeast Asia, philosophy, arts research, history of science, curatorial, design and media studies.


You Tube Videos:

Dia/Projects        1:20minutes (sound only working on the last 20 seconds)


Rich Streitmatter-Tran / Christine Nguyen         5minutes

Uploaded on Jul 17, 2009

10 CHANCERY LANE GALLERY HONG KONG PRESENTS  “TIME LIGAMENTS” CONTEMPORARY VIETNAMESE ARTISTS  co-curated by Dinh Q. Lê & Zoe Butt, in cooperation with San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Exhibition dates: 14 May-16 August, 2009
Venue: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery ART PROJECTS and ANNEX, 6/F, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase One, 60 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong


APT6 | The Mekong | (Part 1 of 3) | Artist Talk | 06.12.2009        8:51 minutes

APT6 | The Mekong | (Part 2 of 3) | Artist Talk | 06.12.2009            9:02   minutes

APT6 | The Mekong | (Part 3 of 3) | Artist Talk | 06.12.2009             7:27 minutes

Uploaded on Dec 20, 2009   EXHIBITION WEBSITE |

The Mekong. Co-curators: Rich Streitmatter-Tran and Russell Storer. Artists: Bùi Công Khánh, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Sopheap Pich, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Svay Ken, Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu, Vandy Rattana. The Mekong River is one of the longest rivers in Asia, running from its source in China, through the countries of Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Difficult to navigate, the Mekong has historically formed connections, as well as a border, between the peoples who live along its course. In recent years, with the growth of trade and investment, the development of roads and other communication networks and increased migration and exchanges of people, information and ideas, the region has become more integrated than ever before. The Mekong platform within APT6 presents a vivid, multi-layered view of a complex and rapidly transforming region, a place that is becoming increasingly prominent culturally, politically and economically. Key themes include changing societies and cultures, including tensions between tradition and modernity, and between Buddhist teachings and Western values. The shifting dynamics of nationhood and how this impacts on individuals and society is another concern for artists. Experience the buzz of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6) opening weekend at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Brisbane, Queensland, in December 2009. Two days of artist talks, discussions, in-conversations and artist performances.

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6), 5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane, Australia