Sàn Art is an artist initiated, non-profit contemporary art organization committed to the exchange and excavation of cultural knowledge within an interdisciplinary community. San Art is the most active independent arts organization in Vietnam dedicated to promoting, facilitating and showcasing contemporary art through production, exhibition, discourse and education.
Sàn Art (‘san’ meaning ‘platform’) was established in October 2007 in response to the great lack of resources and opportunities concerning contemporary art and culture in Vietnam. In a country with little understanding of contemporary artistic production and its contribution to social and economic progress, artists must be strategically creative in order to be heard. Sàn Art thus endeavors to fill the gap in access and opportunity to engage contemporary ideas of culture via exhibitions, lectures, workshops, artist presentations, the commissioning of new work, and residency programs, in conjunction with local and international partners.