Nguyen Minh Phuoc

Pilgrimage V

Pilgrimage V

100 x 100cm | 39.4 x 39.4inch
Peaceful moment

Peaceful moment

100 x 100cm | 39.4 x 39.4inch
Nhà sư VI

The monks VI

100 x 100cm | 39.4 x 39.4inch
The monk V

The monk V

100 x 100cm | 39.4 x 39.4inch

Spring day

100 x 100cm | 39.4 x 39.4inch

The monk IV

90 x 110cm | 35.4 x 43.3inch



1973: Born in Son La, Viet Nam


1997: Hanoi Fine Art University, Hanoi, Vietnam. B.F.A

2005: Independent Creative Art Spaces Leadership Training in Paris, France


2000: Go west, Nha San studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

2002: My Inconsistency, private studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

2003: Untitled, Genkan gallery, Tokyo American club, Japan

2004: The Circle, Ryllega gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

2005: Patch wings up, Gallery Nord, Berlin, Germany

Please, don’t make me up, Sox 36 gallery, Berlin, Germany

2007: Unhappy Dragon, Ryllega gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam


1997: Asian Art Award, Hanoi Fine Art University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

1998: Tay Nguyen Impression, Zhang Zhou, China.

1999: Asian Art Award, Vietnam Fine Art Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam

2000: Vietnam National exhibition of Art, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2001: Magic Garden, Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Figures, Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

Transporting, Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2002: Asian to window, Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam

Together, Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

Residence at Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA

Residence (collaboration with Tran Luong) in Cevitella Ranieri Castle, Umbertide, PG, Italy

2003: Williamburg Bridge – Vietnam Now, WAH Center, New York.

Green, Red & Yellow, Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Legend Soup, Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam

Room – Zoom, Nha San Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam

2004: Lim dim, International performance workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2005: Out of Context, Huntington Beach Art Center, California, USA

Limited, Performance workshop at Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam

2006:Exchange Artists program with Jeyum _ Art & Culture Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Performance workshop, SOC, HCM, Vietnam

2007: Bridge of Art, Promotion for Art gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

“Croped “SLOT gallery, 38 Botany Rd, Alexandria, NSW, Australia

2008:“No title” Performance art, RYLLEGA Berlin, Germany

“Rose and Chicken “Performance art, Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam

2009: “Limdim” in DSV and Stenersen museum, Oslo, Norway.

“Vietnam art insight” in IFA gallery Shanghai, China, etc

2010: Kuandu Biennale, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

“No Soul for Sale” at TATE Modern museum, London, England.

“Vietnam Art Scene” in IFA institute in Berlin & Stugard, Germany.

2012: Asia Pacific Triennial (APT7), Brisbane, Australia.

The 1st Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale, Int’l Beukam Art Museum, Korea

Java spices, International Visual Art Exhibition, Jogia National Museum, Indonexia

2013 Thailand-Vietnam Art exchange in Phitsanulok, Thailand and National Art Museum in Hanoi,Vietnam

2014 15th Anniversary Nha San studio, Hanoi, Viet Nam

2016 “At the hind sight” exhibition at Green Palm gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam



Queensland Art Gallery



2009: Wellcome 1000year of Hanoi community project in Hanoi Open Vietnam

2008: Open Academy project in Hanoi and Hue city, Vietnam

2008 – 2009: Program Director of Dong Son Today Foundation


2006: member of Intra Asia Network

2005: Attend Public Art Intervention Conference in Chang Mai, Thailand.

2004 – 2008: Director and Co – founder RYLLEGA, Experimental Contemporary Art Gallery.

1997 – 2000: Lecturer of National pedagogy of Music & Painting College


ASEP Foundation

Dongsontoday Foundation.

Ford Foundation

Asian Cultural Council (ACC)

British Council Vietnam

Vermont Studio


Art in American magazine, NY ARTS magazine, NY Times, The Strait Times, ASIAN ART NEW magazine, VIETNAM express new, THE THAO & VAN HOA magazine, TIA SANG magazine, TIME OUT magazine, NHAN DAN internet new, AN NINH THU DO news paper, KHOA HOC & DOI SONG news paper, LAO DONG news paper, HERITATE magazine.

Nguyen Minh Phuoc

Be one of pioneers of Vietnam Art. In the period after innovation, Nguyen Minh Phuoc has been known as a non-traditional face since around the year 2000 when he first worked together with the Nha San artist group and launched Installation paintings to open the Contemporary Art. In 2003, Nguyen Minh Phuoc opened the Ryllega Art Gallery, which is considered to be soonest old-order breaking gallery in Vietnam; paid special attention to new art subjects; encouraged the involvement of artists and introduced new artists’ faces; discovered and experienced subjects, contemporary art practical ways. In this process, he is one of the most active person.

His paintings show a very different insight on the innermost feeling of painters. Mostly, his paintings present large spaces which look like a desert or a meditation area in the mind of the painter without the space or time. An image of a monk in yellow hovering in the air is shown with his back shade glittering on a large plane, emphasizing the nihility. Paintings seem to be the improvement of the artist’s innermost feeling and the spiritual space besides extremes of daily life. Nguyen Minh Phuoc was borne in 1973 in Hanoi. He graduated from Hanoi University of Fine Art in 1997. He attended many significant art events and his paintings were displayed in the United States, Britain, Germany, Taiwan, China, Switzerland, Norway and Vietnam.