Craig Thomas Gallery (CTG)

  • Established in 2009, CTG is the natural evolution of its founder’s decade long involvement in the Vietnamese art scene and the relationships developed with artists, curators and collectors during that time. The gallery is focused on supporting the development of young (emerging, early) and mid-career Vietnamese artists and providing them with a platform to present their work to a wider audience. CTG strives to play an active role in promoting the development of a vibrant domestic art scene in Vietnam through ongoing efforts to promote talented young Vietnamese artists and through the hosting of regular exhibitions at the gallery.
  • Craig Thomas, Director

  • Craig Thomas has lived and worked in Vietnam since 1995 and has been actively involved in the Vietnamese art scene since 2002. Prior to opening CTG, Craig curated and managed another gallery in Saigon during which time he identified and mentored a number of promising debutant Saigon-based artists.
  • Xuan Mai Ardia, Gallery Manager and Curator

  • Mai Ardia studied History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, UK, specializing in Chinese art. She worked in the conservation of cultural heritage before moving on to develop a career as an exhibition coordinator and curator with art galleries, first in London and then in Shanghai. She has been working in art galleries in Ho Chi Minh City since 2009.
  • Please click on this link to see an interview about the gallery done for Vietnamese television:
  • See Part 1
  • See Part 2