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Richard Streitmatter-Tran

Richard Streitmatter-Tran was born in 1972 in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. He received his  degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art in  Boston. For the first decade of his career Richard's artwork could be described as strictly  conceptual, but after 2013 he began to focus on producing artwork that required a  meticulous level of fine craftsmanship. As a result, his current body of work is both  rooted in the conceptual rigor of contemporary art theory and the skills behind traditional  techniques.  

His work can be found in numerous publications worldwide and is in private and public  collections including the Singapore Art Museum, The Documenta Archives, RMIT  University Vietnam Art Collection, 21st Century Museum Hotels, IILM Art Collection and  Post-Vidai Collection. 

He was an advisor to the Para/Site Curatorial Programme in Hong Kong and the San Art  Artist Residency program in Ho Chi Minh City. From 2006 to 2015 he was the Senior  Lecturer at RMIT International University Vietnam. Richard was an artist in residency at  the NTC Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore in 2017. 

Richard has also been an arts correspondent for the Madrid-based magazine Art.Es and  the Ho Chi Minh City editor for the magazine Contemporary. He has published in several  books, catalogs and journals. In 2005 he received the Martell Contemporary Asian Art  Research Grant from the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong for his yearlong research  project, Mediating the Mekong. He was a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University  (2000-2004), conducted media arts research at the MIT Media Lab (2000) and a visiting  lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2003-2004. 

Richard lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

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