MoT+++ is an independent, artist-run space located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. together, the MoT+++ team and collective work collaboratively with artists to create an experimental environment that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice.
established as a project space in 2015, MoT+++ has since expanded to include MoT (sound), a +1 museum by any other name, +1 collective, +1 library and +1 residency. additional +1s are added as the space continues to grow and develop its artistic and collaborative practices.
opening first in central Saigon in a traditional white cube form, MoT+++ originally launched as Dia Projects Dong Khoi. the project space was formed in 2015 as a collaboration between long-term art collector Tran Thanh Ha (artistic pseudonym: Cam Xanh), and artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran of Dia Projects/Studio. from the beginning it marked itself as a place for experimentation that offered insight into artistic practices, also giving artists the opportunity to explore deviations in their creative process and develop new works.
in 2016 Dia Projects Dong Khoi moved to its current location in Binh Thanh and later became MoT+++ after the departure of Streitmatter-Tran. its new name took inspiration from wood-dwelling termites, who communicate with each other through vibrations, the sound they create being inaudible to each other. this new identity birthed the first +1 to be added to the programme: MoT sound, an experimental sound art night.
MoT+++ continues to add plus ones to its programming. it has since expanded out from the gallery site to include multiple residency locations, and the site-specific curation of artworks for the +1 museum by any other name. in 2018, founder Cam Xanh formed the MoT+++ collective with others that shared an affinity with MoT+++ ‘s philosophy of working, evolving MoT+++ into an artist-run space.