What is ZeroStation?

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Tactical

Parasite

Non-Essence

Connectable

Changeable - Flexible

Contextual

Ereignis

Floating

Accessible

Adaptable

Complicated

Dialogue

Do-Not-Love-Art

Translatable

Part of the Change

Irresponsible

Intersubjective

Incomprehensive

What is ZeroStation?

ZeroStation is a complex including studio/exhibition space and residency program, which bases in Hochiminh city (Saigon), Vietnam. The main mission of ZeroStation is to enrich and sophisticate the dialogues between the contemporary art and life.

Friends ( more to come soon...)

Le Thanh Tung

Visual artist

Le Thanh Tung (a.k.a Crazy Monkey) is a Visual artist based in Saigon (Vietnam). Experimenting with animations, projection mapping, and video art, Crazy Monkey turns his imagination into playful, ironic, and surreal elements with unique style in his work. Crazy Monkey has also contributed numerous installations and street art projects across Southest Asia and Europe . He also perform live video and Interactive Visual in forms of VJing (Visual Jockey).

Duong Anh Xuan

photographer

P: (+84) 94 363 6116 E: xuankurt@gmail.com Duong Anh Xuan (Xuan Kurt) describes herself as a woman and a mother. She has been working in diverse multimedia projects, yet photography is where her heart lies. One of her biggest influences right now is Martin Parr with his subtle humor yet perfectly captured contemporary society. In recent years, she has been asking many questions regarding social and political issues of the Vietnamese history, even those cause Xuan to doubt her own passion in photography. The environmental and microhistory factors, which are rarely portrayed or completely erased in the history books, will be her main artistic focus in the next few years. She is currently working in a project to save the environment on the Ly Son Island and hopes to collaborate with regional artists on this.

Jenny Luu

Performing artist

Luu Thi Hoai Trang (Jenny Luu) is the Head of Dance at SMPAA (SOUL Music & Performing Arts ACADEMY) in Ho Chi Minh City. Additionally, she also teaches ballet, character dance and performing arts skill for Vocational Ballet School of Ho Chi Minh City (VBSH) and Military of Arts University. She graduated from the Federal State educational institution of higher and postgraduate professional education Russian Academy of Theatre Arts GITIS, specialized in Pedagogics of ballet. Most recently, she performed the contemporary dance Unbreathing with choreographer Nguyen Viet Ha, aiming to shift the perspectives on “body limitation” and “beauty limitation”.

Mai Thanh (Nu)

interdisciplinary artistI

P: (+84) 931 818 824 E: thanhntmai@gmail.com Mai Thanh (Nu) was born and grew up in Saigon, but settled in New York for 10 years. In addition to photography, she is also the co-founder of the artist collective zine for LGBTQ community named Vanguard. Currently she is managing an art space - hostel Chaosdowntown. Her main interest is to organize multi-disciplined and experimental shows using diverse materials, to create interesting and eclectic art. Art to her is spontaneity and flexibility, so she hopes to connect with Asian artists with the same desire.

Truong Minh Quy

Filmmaker

quyminhtruong@gmail.com Truong Minh Quy was born in 1990 in Buon Ma Thuot, a small city in the central highlands of Vietnam. In 2008 he entered film directing class at the Cinema and Theatre University in Ho Chi Minh City. Yet he decided to quit his education after the first year in order to pursuit his independent filmmaking career. In 2012, he was a fellow of AFA (Asian Film Academy, Busan International Film Festival). In 2016, he attended Berlinale Talents (Berlin International Film Festival).

CU CHI PLUS ZERO (Saigon)

studio and Artist in Residency Program

Plus Zéro is a space for reflection and action around visual art located in Cu Chi. All options will be initiated to promote our research with the public and professional circles. ​Why +0 ? International dialing codes are classified by code (from 1-9), dividing the world into nine parts. The code +0 exists. Now, it is reserved for future use unproven (universal crossroads reserve Indicative). +0 will therefore by definition a creative space, exchange and experimentation around adaptation.

Japan Heritage Club (Saigon)

Cultural community

E: haikhoisp@gmail.com A: E0004, E Building, Ton Duc Thang University, 19 Nguyen Huu Tho, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC Japan Heritage Club was founded in 2014 by lecturers in Japanese Culture of Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical University. The club mainly focuses on cultural exchange and research activities. In terms of research, it conducts programs with other Japanese research institutions in the world, translating valuable Japanese documents into Vietnamese. In terms of cultural exchange, the club organizes activities to connect and promote Japanese culture to Vietnamese students, teaching Japanese language and introducing the world through “the Japanese eye”.

Inlen Photo Dazibao (Saigon)

Gallery

A: 23B Tran Quang Dieu, District 3, HCMC P: (+84) 012 4741 0695 Inlen Photo Dazibao Gallery is a hub of Saigon photographers’ community, also is a new exhibition space dedicated to photography and prints. Dazibao is a Chinese word which means "a wall poster written in large characters,” or limited-circulation newspapers during the Cultural Revolution in 60s. It is now used in the common language to name any print displayed on the wall to express personal opinion, ironically opposite of propaganda. Pictures are printed on surface with the spirit of dazibao without any restrictions to art. INLEN aims to promote the emergence of new authors with a real voice and to sell their works. The gallery is located in a concept building with specialty “B Coffee Lounge” and the photography school “BOW101”.

CHAOSDOWNTOWN

Hotel & Gallery (Saigon)

A: 121/61 Le Thi Rieng, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, HCMC P: (+84) 931 818 824 E: chaosdowntown@gmail.com “Cháo” is porridge in Vietnamese, a dish typically for babies and kids. “Cháo - Chaos” is thus a own wordplay of mixing the chaos and the inner children in downtown Saigon. The space was created as a wonderfully exciting place to relax, to exchange and share art. Chaosdowntown provides an easy access to bars, restaurants, cafes and even street food vendors while remaining completely isolated and quiet in a small alley of Saigon.

BLANC ART SPACE

Gallery

Blanc is an interdisciplinary space for the creation and presentation of contemporary art through exhibitions, performances, and public programs; a place where young artists experiment their new ideas and shape public conversation.Blanc’s bookshelf is comprised hundreds of artists, writers, and thinkers' publications. The diversity and wisdom of these gems have a drastic influence on the contemporary art history. Blanc is a place of opportunity for the young generations to explore, experience, and celebrate innovation and creativity.

Gians Step

Urban Art Gallry (Saigon)

The Giant Step Urban Art Gallery is committed to the development and support of local and emerging artists by creating an exciting venue where artists can exhibit their works. Giant Step gallery is constantly introducing innovative ways to bring opportunity and the gallery specializing in graffiti, urban art and contemporary art. A place where young artists meet, work, research, exchange ideas, learn skills and show their work in an environment that both encourages and sees the value in their work. The Gallery’s operations are multifaceted; and views art as a powerful tool for community development, social change and individual growth.

VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo

Art organization

VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo (VCTokyo) was founded in 2001 as an association dedicated to videoart and other time-based arts in Japan. The aim of VCTokyo is to form an international alternative network for those arts. VCTokyo is managed independently as a Non-Profit Organization by video artists and the staffs who consider it necessary to establish a critical role of the videoart of the present against the society of spectacle. VCTokyo’s projects include “Kikai de miru koto”(2013), an open air video exhibition, “Videoart Promenade Asagaya”(2015, Tokyo), and took part in “Les Instant Video; 50th Anniversary of videoart”(2013, Marseille, France) and organizing other screening, exhibition and publishing projects. VCTokyo temporary has no space but nomadic way to rent space and facilities based on the project scale and concept.

TAIPEI ARTIST VILLAGE (Taiwan)

Art organization

P: (+886) 233 937 377 E: air@artistvillage.org Taipei Artist Village - No.7, Beiping East Road, Taipei Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill A: No. 2, Alley 14, Ln. 230 Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei, Taiwan Under the Taipei Culture Foundation, Taipei Artist Village and Taipei Artist Village - Treasure Hill are two very different and unique artists-in-residence sites around the city. The Taipei Artist Village is a great spot for artists to explore the urban landscape and offers easy access to activities and institutions throughout the city; Treasure Hill is located in a special enclave in Taipei with its own history being part of the first wave of buildings in Taipei. It follows the idea of “paragenesis” creating dialogues between artists and the wider community providing the arts and social space for interacting and expressing ideas. Its main activities include Artist-In-Residence Taipei (AIR Taipei) and special projects such as the annual On Site Artfest and Treasure Hill Environmental Art Lantern Festival

KOGANECHO BAZAAR (Yokohama, Japan)

Art Festival

Koganecho Area Management Center (KAMC) is non-profit organization that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. KAMC was established in order to continue the area’s art-based development on a regular basis. With the city's everyday spaces as a stage, the festival has been held every autumn invited a total of over 170 groups of artists, curators, and architects from Japan and abroad. As a part of our program to revitalize the area, we convert and rent out the spaces that were once used for illegal businesses as art studios, shops, cafes and other creative spaces. By bringing artists to live and work in Koganecho, we engage in the revitalization of this area. KAMC's main projects include “Koganecho Bazaar”, Conversion, Artist-in-Residence program, Koganecho Art School, Gallery, Monthly Art Event and so far. In 2013, the organization became a Certified Non-Profit organization. KAMC aims to extend its activities.

LostGens (Malaysia)

artist collective & Gallery

Lostgens' Contemporary art spaces was established in early 2004 by a group of artists. Though situated in the bustling capital city, Lostgens has managed to take on a certain quietness and edginess that comes from being off the beaten track. This self-managed experimental space aims to encourage originality, creativity, individuality, as well as to promote contemporary arts. It provides an alternative space for budding innovative exhibitions and performances. Lostgens has entered a next phase of unique development and operation. What started as a small private group has now moved out into the public, Lostgens aims to weave itself into the multicultural artistic atmosphere. More than just a place that brings together artists, it also provides a platform for a dynamic growth of multi-layered artistic culture.

98B COLLABoratory (Manila, Philippines)

A: 413 Escolta Street, Mezzanine Level, First United Building, Manila — 1006 E: maoi@98-b.org P: (+63) 917.831.1943 98B COLLABoratory is a multi-disciplinary​ artist-run initiative and ​multi-functional space in Manila, Philippines. It is a community + network + library + kitchen + shop. The idea is to have a setting where artists and creative individuals from other disciplines can interact and work together while presenting art, design and creativity in different ways; be a talk, a bazaar, a publication, a meal or a simple gathering. It is a multi-disciplinary art laboratory that seeks to establish a convergence with artists, designers, curators, writers, musicians, filmmakers, activists, educators, researchers, cultural workers, performers, architects and students together with the general public.

SASA ART PROJECT (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

artist collective

Sa Sa Art Projects is Phnom Penh’s only not-for-profit artist-run space dedicated for experimentation and collaboration. Founded in 2010 by Stiev Selapak collective and is located in a historic apartment complex known as the White Building, Sa Sa Art Projects engages with Cambodian and visiting artists, creative individuals and groups, students, and the White Building’s residents to realise art projects and events that are accessible and enjoyable by everyday Cambodians.

Contact & Map

12, road 43, Lam Van Ben Binh Thuan ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City (behind the elementary school named Nguyen Thi Dinh)

Tel: 0903 747 779 (Mr. Huy)
Tel: 0938 224 698 (Ms. Nha)

Email 1: zerostationvietnam@gmail.com
Email 2: info@zerostationvietnam.com
Email 3: huybeo@gmail.com
Web: www.zerostationvn.org

How to get to ZeroStation by BUS?

Getting bus n.34 departing at The Park 23/9
Bus Station (D.1) and dropping at Mai Van Vinh Str.(D.7) then walking about 5 minutes to Lam Van Ben str.  (parallel to Mai Van Vinh Str.)

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