Nguyen Quoc Chanh was born in 1958 in Bac Lieu, Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam. Lauded internationally as one of the most experimental and progressive poets in Vietnam, he has his writings published and performed in many countries including at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. He later started sculpture language only since 2010s. His ceramic practice is based on Bien Hoa traditional pottery and ceramic craftsmanship in particularly the distinctive soil and glaze. Nguyen Quoc Chanh pivots on both the materiality of soil and its historical philosophical narratives.