AIA Vietnam Eye, Casa Italia, Hanoi, Vietnam

AIA Vietnam Eye highlights an exciting group of 21 artists who strive to balance Vietnamese cultural, social and political history alongside the forces of globalisation. The exhibition embraces the diverse nature of artistic practice within Vietnam and demonstrates the bold invention, innovation and experimentation being undertaken by these artists.

Add : Casa Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu street, Hoàn Kiem district, Ha Noi.

Date : 14 November 2016 - 13 January 2017
Opens daily, 9am - 9pm. Free Entry

Artists : 

Duy Phương, Hà Mạnh Thắng, Hoàng Dương Cầm, Lại Thị Diệu Hà, Le Brothers, Lê Phi Long, Lê Qúi Tông, Lê Thúy, Ly Hoàng Ly, Nguyễn Huy An, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Nguyễn Thế Hùng, Nguyễn Thế Sơn, Nguyễn Trí Mạnh, Nguyễn Văn Đủ, Phạm Trần Việt Nam, Nguyễn Gia Trọng, Trần Nguyễn Ưu Đàm , Vũ Đức Trung.

AIA Vietnam Eye, a major celebration of Vietnamese contemporary art, features a two-month exhibition in Hanoi from 14 November 2016 to 13 January 2017, showcasing works from 19 artists, satellite exhibitions at “Nest by AIA” in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, and an accompanying book, Vietnam Eye: Contemporary Vietnamese Art, featuring 56 artists.

The exhibition is a partnership between title sponsor AIA and Parallel Contemporary Art, and START at Saatchi Gallery and is the latest project in the Global Eye Programme, an initiative aimed at nurturing artistic talent.

It is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, the Italian Embassy in Vietnam, the British Embassy in Vietnam, and is sponsored by Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Piaggio, Red Apron, Apollo, Carvico, and Luala Milano.

Parallel Contemporary Art is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting emerging artists across the world. It was founded by David and Serenella Ciclitira who have been collectors and patrons of contemporary art for over two decades. 23 years ago, as part of their commitment to supporting emerging artists, they founded two annual awards at the Royal College of Art, London; the Parallel Prize for painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for sculpture, both of which continue to provide valuable support and stipends for graduating fine artists. Through their love of travel and discovering new artistic talent, they realised young artists in many parts of Asia were under supported and going unnoticed. To help develop the careers of these emerging Asian artists, they launched the Global Eye Programme, an initiative that nurtures worldwide artistic talent.

2016: Thailand Eye presented by Prudential travels from Saatchi Gallery, London back to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok. It features the work of 23 Thailand artists from 17 March to 7 August. The accompanying book, “Thailand Eye: Contemporary Thailand Art”, was launched at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok on 21 March 2016

2016: Prudential Eye Awards returns for it's third edition, with the awards ceremony taking place on 19th January at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. An accompany exhibition opens on 16th January in conjunction with Singapore Art Week, at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.  

2015: Thailand Eye presented by Prudential, a month-long exhibition showcasing the works of 23 Thailand artists opened at the Saatchi Gallery from 25 November. 

2015: The second edition of START took place at the Saatchi Gallery, shining a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes, showcasing 38 galleries from cities that range from Seoul to New York, Cape Town to Riga. A new series of curator-led initiatives, START Projects, includes a fully immersive digital art presentation by Japanese ultra-technologists teamLab, the debut UK solo show of Prudential Eye Award winners Chim↑Pom and a curated section of solo presentations called 'This Is Tomorrow'. 

2015: Prudential Eye Zone opens at ArtScience Museum, Singapore. Co-curated by Honor Harger, Serenella Ciclitira, YoungJoo Lee and Korean musician T.O.P. The Prudential Eye Zone is a curated selection of works by 17 contemporary artists from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. 

2015: 'Prudential Singapore Eye' exhibition featuring 16 Singaporean artist took place from the 16th January to 28 June, 2015 at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, alongside the second edition of the Prudential Eye Awards. Chim↑Pom walked away as the Overall Best Emerging Artist. 2014: Prudential Eye Zone opens at Saatchi Gallery, London. 

2014: The inaugural edition of START took place at the Saatchi Gallery. The art fair showcases emerging art from around the world presented by young galleries, with 47 galleries hailing from Johannesburg to Seoul, London to Mumbai, presenting work. 2014: ‘Prudential Malaysian Eye’, featuring 21 Malaysian artists took place at Publika Mall, Kuala Lumpur. 

2014: The first edition of the Prudential Eye Awards was held in Singapore, celebrating the best emerging art from around Asia. An accompanying exhibition of shortlisted artists takes place at Suntec City, Singapore. 

2012/ 2013: ‘Hong Kong Eye’ presented by Prudential opened at Saatchi Gallery, before travelling to ArtisTree, Hong Kong. It is the largest touring international survey of Hong Kong contemporary art to date. It was seen by over 400,000 visitors across both venues. 

2012: ‘Korean Eye 2012’ presents the largest survey of new Korean art to date in a groundbreaking exhibition that coincides with the London Olympic Games. The exhibition was viewed by over half a million visitors. 

2011/12: ‘Korean Eye: Energy and Matter’ toured to three different cities, Seoul, New York and Abu Dhabi, showing 21 emerging and established Korean artists whose work engages with contemporary Korean society. 

2011: ‘Indonesian Eye: Fantasies & Realities’ presented by Prudential, surveys the Indonesian contemporary scene through the work of 18 artists. The exhibition opened at the Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Jakarta before transferring to the Saatchi Gallery where 170,000 visitors viewed it. 

2010: The second part of Korean Eye, ‘Fantastic Ordinary’ is a more in-depth look at a younger generation of Korean artists. The exhibition opened at the Saatchi Gallery before moving to Singapore and then Seoul. 

2009: The first of the Prudential Eye Programme exhibitions took place. ‘Korean Eye: Moon Generation’ includes a selection of leading Korean artists. It opened in May in Seoul before transferring to the Saatchi Gallery, London, where over 250,000 people saw it.


AIA Vietnam is a member of the AIA Group, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group – with a presence in 18 markets across the Asia-Pacific region.Established in 2000, AIA Vietnam is now one of the leading life insurers in the market. We are a pioneer in introducing innovative business models in order to provide leading levels of experience to our customers. As the Real Life Company, AIA is committed to make a real and positive impact in the communities that we operate. Our ultimate goal is to helppeople and families in Vietnam and across the region live healthier, longer and better lives.

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