A. Farm
an international art residency in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

A. Farm was established in 2018 through a collaboration between the Nguyen Art Foundation, MoT+++, and Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City. It hosted 41 artists, cultural workers and researchers during its 2-year operation in Ho CHi Minh City’s District 12.

Since June 2020, A. Farm has been managed solely by MoT+++ who has been working towards finding a new location, suitable for keeping the mission of providing a hub for the cross-pollination of art and ideas while contributing to the evolution of cultural communities.

After a 3-year break, A. Farm International Art Residency reopens in Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City. A traditional wooden house (Tree House) hosts five studio spaces and one workshop on a 500-square-meter area. In the adjacent building, Amanaki Thao Dien Hotel’s 200-square-meter Sixth Floor provides exhibition space, and a common room for round table discussion, screening, performance and other events. Artists stay in individual rooms in the same Amanaki Hotel.

Resident artists have the opportunities to participate in artist presentations, open studio sessions as well as critique sessions with the presence of local artists, curators and other members of the local cultural scene. Monthly visits to local art spaces, galleries and artists’ studios, as well as additional trips to openings and art events in town are organized by A. Farm team.

Keeping with A. Farm ethos, artists in residency have complete freedom in their practice; there are no obligations or limitations placed upon them. The main aim is to enable a change of perspective for resident artists, inspire collaboration and foster conversations and exchanges with local artists and the community.

coming soon…

The Goethe-Institut Ho Chi Minh City joins A. Farm as a funding and managing partner starting from 2023.