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Trần Thảo Miên (b.1991) is an installation and visual artist. After graduating from the University of the Art London, majoring in Textiles, Mien has developed her embroidery techniques using monofilament yarn on various types of fashion waste and found natural elements. Guided by the diverse tapestry of Asian culture along with her endless curiosity of modern environmental science, Mien intertwines spiritual essence into her soft textured sculptures, embodying reverence for “Vạn vật hữu linh” - Vietnamese beliefs of the individuality and equality of every living being on Earth, she reimagines the order of nature, questioning established hierarchies that lie beyond human grasp.

Her works are exhibited nationwide, some highlights include Vietnamese Women’s Museum (Hanoi), Vietnam Museum of Biology (Hanoi), Heritage Space (Hanoi), Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (Hanoi), Old Soul (Da Nang), The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) (Quy Nhon), Pho Ben Doi (Dalat), De la Sol (Ho Chi Minh City), Hai An Gallery (Ho Chi Minh City). Mien is also selected for Phu Quoc United Center Art Residency (Phu Quoc, 2021) and San-Art Residency #2 (Hochiminh City, 2023). She extendedly hosts workshops and talks organized by RMIT University (Vietnam), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), and takes part in sustainability-related research from Pratt Institute (United States).  

Mien co-founded Vietnam Design award-winning Collective Sonson, which extends her passion for sustainability in creating modern living spaces infused with Vietnamese identity. She is also the founding member of ddur.production - an open collective that specifically supports exhibition projects.

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