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Dang Xuan Hoa

Vietnamese art history will record Dang Xuan Hoa as one of its most important artists of the late 20th century. Not simply because of his extraordinary talent but equally as important because f his leadership and openness to change. Hoa’s paintings show both his undeniable roots in Vietnam as his exposure to and absorption of the art from many other countries and periods. In Hoa’s style one can see the influence of artists from Nguyen Tu Nghiem and Nguyen Sang to Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock yet he always remains uniquely himself. In spite of his early success Hoa has continued to take risks in his work and seems never satisfied with just staying in the same place. As must as I like his earlier paintings I always look forward to seeing the next one.

C. David Thomas

Dang Xuan Hoa


1959 Born in Nam Dinh, Viet Nam
1983 Graduated from Hanoi College of Fine Arts 
Member of the Vietnamese Fine Art Association
Chief material: Oil on canvas


2002 Group exhibition at Uttery Art, Singapore.
2001 “Contemporary Artists, Vietnam” Exhibition (11th January – 31st March) at the Artists’ Space Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.“Human’s Objects” one-man exhibition at Sofitel Hotel, Hanoi.
“Day by Day” one-man exhibition at Gallery 55, Bangkok, Thailand. – “Vision of Vietnam: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Vietnamese Art” (29th March – 21st April) at King’s Road Gallery, London, UK.
Group exhibition at Kim 3 Gallery California, USA.
Group exhibition at National Exhibition Hall, Hanoi.
Group exhibition (opened on 17th August) in Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong.
Group exhibition at Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi
“Vietnamese Contemporary Artists Part II” group exhibition at the Artists’ Space, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
“Where the Rivers Meets” group exhibition in the Vietnamese Cultural Festival, Luxembourg and continued at “Libre de Bruxelles” University, Brussels, Belgium.
Group Exhibition in Australia.
Group Exhibition in London – England..
2000 Group exhibition at Mai Gallery, Hanoi.
“Europe’ Art Geneva” International Art Fair (3-7 May), Geneva, Switzerland.“Contemporary Identities: Images from Vietnam” (18 Sep – Dec) at Atrium Gallery, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
“Europe Art 2000” group exhibition in Barcelona, Spain
1999 Group exhibition at Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Group exhibition at Meridian International Center, Washington DC, USA.
Group exhibition at Gallery Simyo, Seoul, Republic of Korea
1998 “Vietnam 20th Century: Plastic and Visual Arts from 1925 to Our Time” Exhibition organized by the European Union, Brussels, Belgium.
1997 Portrait” Exhibition – Trang An Gallery – Hano
One-man Show – Mai Gallery – Hanoi.
“Color Country” four-man exhibition at the 19 Gallery, Hanoi.
1996 “Two Friends, Two Styles” Show at La Vong Gallery – Hong Kong.
Group shows “The Gang of Five” at La Vong Gallery – Singapore.
Group Show – Dong Son Gallery – Hanoi
“Rural Poetry”
Group Show – Cicada Gallery of Fine Arts – Singapore
“Color Country”
Group Show – the 19 Gallery – Hanoi.
1995 Group Show “The Gang of Five” at Red River Gallery, Hanoi.
“Weather Report” Exhibition – Europe – Asia.
“An Ocean Apart” Exhibition – USA.
1994 One Man Show – Koussviztky Art Gallery – Berkshire, Community College– Fittsfield – Massachusetts – USA
One Man Show – Lillian Immig Gallery – Boston Massachusetts
One Man Show – Blanchard Trust Gallery – Emerson Gallery and then in Umbrella Center for the Art – Concorde, Massachusetts, USA.
One Man Show – East – West Cultural Studies Project Room – Gallery Soho – 568 Broadway – New York City, USA.
1993 Group show “The Gang of Five” – Hanoi
Modern Vietnamese Art Exhibition – Holland.
1992 Group show “The Gang of Five” – Gallery Thanh Nien – HCM City
Abstract Painting Exhibition – Hoang Hac Gallery – Ho Chi Minh City.
1991 “Uncorked soul” Contemporary Art from Vietnam – Plum Blossom Gallery – Hong Kong – Singapore.
1991 International Book Fair Exhibition – Hong Kong
1990 National Fine Art Exhibition – Hanoi
Group show “The Gang of Five” – Gallery 7 Hang Khay – Hanoi
“Portrait” Exhibition – Gallery 7 Hang Khay – Hanoi
1989 Havana Tercera Biennial – Cuba
1988 International Young Painters Exhibition – USSR
1987 “16 Painters” Exhibition – Vietnam National Fine Art of Vietnam
1985 Young Painters Exhibition – Hanoi
1980-1989 Hanoi Annual Fine Art Exhibition


The Vietnamese National Fine Art of Museum
The Singapore National Fine Art of Museum.
Private collection inside and outside of Vietnam