To New York with Love at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery by Tomas Vu


For the eighth exhibition in the Up Against the Wall MotherF***** series, Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija present To New York With Love, an exhibition in honor and in remembrance of filmmaker, poet, and artist Jonas Mekas. There will also be a performance of Panang Curry by Rirkrit Tiravanija, as performed by Rachel LaBine, Dante Migone-Ojeda, and Xirin.

February 21 - March 21, 2019
Opening Reception: March 1, 5-7PM

Columbia University – School of the Arts
Neiman Gallery | 310 Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at The Drawing Room by Tomas Vu


Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija will present the next project in their GREEN GO HOME series, DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY at The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines.

The collaborative performance and installation, first presented at the Colombia-America library in Bogotá, Colombia, exposed the underlying subtext of U.S. interventions and colonialist attitudes towards Latin America and Asia: an antagonism that has cost many lives and much strife. In each installment, DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY invokes the spirit of rebellion against the invader, the colonial power and the repressive government to investigate the layers of interpretation, readings and misunderstandings of resistance.

January 12, 2019 - February 5, 2019

The Drawing Room
GF Bldg. C Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Brgy. Magallanes
Makati City, 1231, Philippines



Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu present a sculpture that exists on its own and as a site for performance. Throughout the entire duration of the fair, it will be activated by the printing of T shirts using clay instead of ink. The clay is specially produced for Rirkrit's studio for use in his ceramics, and here is modified to allow it to be used in silkscreening. Clay has a direct relationship with the land and is inherently impermanent in the printing context - the shirts cannot be washed, and only worn for a short period of time. Like the performance itself, the shirts cannot last much longer than the fair, and thus act as a communal offering that transcends the art object.

Presented by LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University.

SMILES WITHOUT FREEDOM at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery by Tomas Vu


The seventh exhibition in the Up Against the Wall MotherF***** series organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu.

November 9 - December 5, 2018
Opening reception, November 9, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Columbia University – School of the Arts
Neiman Gallery | 310 Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

40 by 40: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition by Tomas Vu

Tomas is featured in Sonoma State University’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition.

Since opening in the Art Building on the SSU campus in 1978, the University Art Gallery has organized over 200 exhibitions, published dozens of catalogues and brochures, and presented an equal number of lectures and panel discussions featuring regional, national, and internationally recognized artists.  40 by 40: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition will feature one work each by 40 significant artists whose work has been exhibited in the Art Gallery since its founding, along with displays documenting the rich—and ongoing—history of the SSU Art Gallery.  The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

November 9 – December 9, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, November 1, 4-6 pm, free and open to the public.

Sonoma State University Art Gallery
1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

White Anxities at WhiteBox by Tomas Vu


Tomas and Rirkrit Tiravanija are featured in White Anxieties at WhiteBox with a new installation of GREEN GO HOME.

White Anxieties is a mixed media, international group exhibition that takes the pulse of what haunts the conservative, American psyche. That is, an anxiety-inducing America that is less white, heterosexual, and male, and where other languages than English are spoken and where People of Color can openly express their cultural traditions without accusations of not being “real” Americans. Some works in the exhibition, for example, address the dismantling of Confederate monuments, the problematics of assimilation, and xenophobia’s prevalence while others target the most disturbing manifestation of American socio-political regression and of an America historically unresolved: David Duke and acolytes who run for political office while attempting to normalize their racial supremacist ideology.

Curated by Raul Zamudio and Juan Puntes with Peter Wayne Lewis

Opening September 21, 2018, 6-8PM
September 21-October 13, 2018

213 E 121st St
New York, NY 10035

The Fifth Season at Fredric Snitzer Gallery by Tomas Vu

Tomas is presenting four bodies of work in his solo show The Fifth Season at Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami: ceramic skulls, laser etched surfboards, paintings, and prints.  Together, the works describe an apocalyptic future vision where man and machine collide.


September 14 – October 20th, 2018

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
1540 NE Miami Ct
Miami, FL 33132

Drawn (Over): Contemporary Drawing From LeRoy Neiman Till Today at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina by Tomas Vu


Tomas’s work will be shown in Drawn (Over): Contemporary Drawing From LeRoy Neiman Till Today, an exhibition curated by Tomas featuring 70 international and local artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia. The show opens on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8pm and will be on through July 9, 2018. As part of an ongoing series of exhibitions titled Draw, Drawn (Over) concerns the “raw form of creative energy channeling the essential truth of an artist not pasteurized for public consumption.”

This series of shows examines both artistic spaces hidden from the public’s eye such as works found in an artist’s private sketchbook or studio and public art such as Rirkrit Tiravanija’s live-action Demonstration Drawings. By focusing on the medium of drawing, the purpose of Drawn (Over) is to showcase not the finished, polished products of conventional art exhibitions, but rather the authentic, unfiltered beginning of something recorded through drawing.

Opens: Friday, June 15, 2018
Duration: June 15 – July 9, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina
Dunavska 37, 21000 Novi Sad Serbia


Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija are teaming up again to create Do We Dream Under the Same Sky? an exhibition that will start with a weekend-long t-shirt printing performance event at CHAOS in Tokyo’s Omotesando area. Opening June 8, there will be t-shirts printed with the artists’ collaborative pairings of imagery and text. In addition to the performance, works included in the exhibition will feature a selection of Vu and Tiravanija’s newspaper artworks. This show is part of an ongoing series of performances and installations by both artists.

The exhibition integrates text and portraits of a range of figures from music, film and art, to politics, with a live t-shirt printing performance. This deeply personal and politically charged series is rooted in the spirit of resistance, a theme that resonates profoundly all over the world. Highlighting moments of rebellion against the norm, the invader, and the colonial power, the work implicates viewers and asks them to question the cultural climate around them. If you are asking questions, you have an awareness and are no longer complacent.

Within the chaotic rhythms and entangled paths of the world, however, there is interconnectivity and a potential for unity. The theme of defiance is woven throughout the work as both a call to action and perhaps an offering of peace.


Opening event dates: Friday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10, 2018
Exhibition dates: Friday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 24, 2018

CHAOS, Omotesando
渋谷区神宮前 4丁目10番5号 C&Cビル 1F
Tokyo 150-0001, Japan