Trần Minh Đức is drawn to the history of place, how images of time and the past inspire human action in their appropriated, fragmented and intangible forms such as oral histories, religious calendars, postcards, found material/ objects and much more. Tran’s work specifically examines the character of urban life in Vietnam, studying the interaction between collective and individual, between ideas of what is local and foreign. His art encompasses performance, photography, collage, video and installation. He has participated in numerous artist-in-residency programs in Tokyo, Nagasaki Japan, Paris France, NYC USA, Phnom Penh Cambodia and Seoul Korea.
He currently lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He participated in notable exhibitions in Korea, France, the USA, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam.