Anh Trần employs painting as a medium to challenge Western ideas about abstract painting. Trần reflects on and utilises painting methodologies and materials used by abstract painters of the Western canon, to engage with the fluctuating distances between critical discourses in contemporary painting and non-Western or hybrid painting practices. Often creating large scale works, her practice draws on a painterly-language that responds to spontaneous energy and sensations. The titles, symbols, and words visible in her recent work allude to personal experiences and practice that Trần is developing while doing the residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (NL).

Anh Trần (1989, Bến Tre, VN) is an artist who lives and works between Auckland (NZ) and Amsterdam (NL). She was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2021-2022). Trần received her Master of Fine Arts with first-class honours from Elam School of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland in 2016. She has exhibited at 8th Bienniale of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE), Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL); Artspace Aotearoa; Window gallery; St Paul gallery, Auckland and play_station gallery, Wellington (NZ). She will be participating at 58th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (US).