The Artist

Viet Ha Tran is a Vietnam-born and Spain-based fine art photographer known for her emotionally dense and endlessly compelling photographs of women. Her art emphasizes fantasy and imagination as a source of aesthetic experience. Instead of taking photos, she tries to paint women’s emotions, inner dreams, intimacy, poetry and philosophy with her camera. As a result, her photos, apart from having an air of classic paintings, capture an ephemeral moment of feminine emotions flowing through the river of time. As reality plays hide-and-seek with fantasy, it’s a reflection of those volatile moods etched in the permanent state of change.

Her works have made presence on Expansión, El Economista, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair France, The Times of India, The Hindu, Vietnam News, at Saatchi Gallery London, and were auctioned by Christie’s Hong Kong for charity. She is listed as global artist by Artprice, the world leader in art market information, and represented by Art+Commerce / Vogue Italia – the joint project of the largest global photo agency based in New York and the prestigious Vogue Italia. She is currently represented by Galerie Sophie Lanöe (Paris), My Web’Art (Hong Kong), and The Great Banyan Art (New Delhi). Her artworks have appeared in a multitude of curated collections by Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, the world’s largest online gallery. Most recently, her work has been presented by Setdart, Spain’s leading online auction house, and by Saatchi Art to millions of American art collectors through their printed catalog.

Starting photography in 2013, Viet Ha’s artworks have been published in over 120 different magazines and newspapers around the world. She was semi-finalist in the Spanish National Digital Photography Contest 2013, and won Honorable Mentions in Fine Art Categories of the International Photography Awards 2013, Los Angeles. She was invited by Vogue Italia to photograph for Vogue Talents Shooting in early 2014. Later in 2014, her works appeared at Brighton Photo Biennial, UK’s largest photography festival.

Viet Ha holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan and a Master in Marketing Management from IE Business School, Spain. She studied a basic photography course at Spain’s renowned EFTI (Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine) before starting taking pictures.

At present, her works are collected by a wide range of collectors around the world including galleries, art dealers, luxury hotels, and individual collectors.

Interview: How It All Started

Awards

  • Winner, Photography Category, Artslant 5th Contest, USA
  • Honorable Mention, category non-pro Fine Art People, International Photography Awards, September 2013, Los Angeles, USA
  • Honorable Mention, category non-pro Fine Art Nudes, International Photography Awards, September 2013, Los Angeles, USA
  • Semifinalist, National Digital Photography Contest Canson Infinity, Spain, April 2013

Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibition “I FEMME” at IE Business School, Nov-Dec 2017 (www.ifemme.org)
  • First public auction at No.1 Spanish auction house – Duran Arte & Subastas, Madrid, Nov 2017
  • Guest Speaker at Arte Online Madrid, The Art Market Agency, Madrid, Oct 2017
  • Collective Exhibition “Femmes capitales” (Capital Women) at Galerie de Thorigny, Paris, Jan-Feb 2017

  • Christmas Art Auction, Dec 15, 2016 Galeria Gaudi, Madrid
  • Online auction, Oct-Dec, 2016 Setdart Auction House, Barcelona
  • Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam (The Netherlands), October, 2016, represented by Galería Gaudí (Madrid, Spain)
  • Spring Catalog & multiple curated collections of Saatchi Art since 2015
  • Collective Exhibition “The Tales of Art” by Great Banyan Art, at Ojas Art Gallery, New Delhi, India, from March to April 2016
  • Curated collections of Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator Rebecca Wilson “Artist of the Week”, “New Photography”, and other Saatchi collections “Impressionism”, “Art for above the Mantlepiece”, “Photography” etc.
  • Collective Exhibition “Art and Artist”, gallery Espacio Cultural Abierto, Sep 2015, Madrid, Spain
  • Collective Exhibition at Medinacelli Palace, DeArte Foundation, May 2015, Spain
  • Collective Exhibition “Self-portraits from here till elsewhere”, organized by DansMonLabo, Paris, December 2014
  • Collective Exhibition, Galerie Sophie Lanoe, Paris, November 2014
  • Digital Exhibition “Night Contact” at Brighton Photo Biennial UK, October 2014
  • Saatchi Gallery London, 2nd floor, Photo exhibition on Screen, August 7, 2014 – present

Press & Publications

El Economista
Expansión
Vanity Fair France
Vogue Italia
Vogue Talents
The Hindu
The Times of India
The Statesman
Conde Nast Traveler

Widewalls
Setdart Barcelona
Lifestyle Vietnam
Showbiz Vietnam
Solis Magazine New York
Photography MasterClass
Dark Beauty Magazine
Dodho Magazine, Spain
Visual Artistry Magazine

Vietnam News
Vietnam Daily
Showbiz Vietnam
Vietnam Television
Vietnam BusinessWoman
Cambodian Times
Aesthetic Magazine UK
Hedonist Magazine UK