2005 Grantee of the Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Award, Richard Streitmatter-Tran discusses his research on information networks in contemporary Southeast Asian art in connection with the year-long project, 'Mediating the Mekong', made possible by the the Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant and the Asia Art Archive.
About the speaker
Richard Streitmatter-Tran (b. 1972, Bien Hoa, Vietnam) is an artist living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. His work has exhibited in several cities in the United States, Europe and Asia including the Singapore Biennale 2006, 2005 Pocheon Asian Art Festival, the 2004 Gwangju Biennale, Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, Blue Space Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, 7th Asiatopia Performance Art Festival in Bangkok, Art Tech Media 06 in Barcelona. He is an Asia Pacific correspondent for the Madrid-based arts magazine Art.Es and Ho Chi Minh City editor for Contemporary. He was Teaching Fellow at Harvard University (2000-2004), conducted media arts research at the MIT Media Lab (2000), Visiting Lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2003 and currently Lecturer at RMIT Vietnam.