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R. Streitmatter-Tran is an artist based in Ho Chi Minh City. 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; and the 2004 Gwangju Biennale.Writing, education, 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), The Asian Art Space Network (AASN) and Art Sonje in Korea, and the co-curation of The Mekong platform for Sixth Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6) at the Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA in 2009. Lectures, panels and presentations at universitities include the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, The School of the Art Institute Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Singapore, National University Singapore (NUS), Bangkok University and Silapakorn University in Bangkok.
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. In 2010, he founded DIA/PROJECTS, an experimental space for contemporary arts and research in HCMC.