Nhà Sàn Collective (NSC) began operating as an independent artist collective in 2013. The name Nhà Sàn signifies the collective’s foundation which is rooted in the spirit of Nhà Sàn Studio, an artist-run space founded in 1998 in Hanoi. With or without a physical base, NSC has worked with friends, colleagues, and collaborators to organize exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, talks, and other activities as a support platform for artists in the community. Some of the collective’s long-running serial projects include Skylines With Flying People, IN:ACT Performance Art Festival, and the Emerging Artists Programme. In 2022, NSC and friends participated in Documenta15 curated by Ruangrupa.
Trời quê hương trong xanh như lời hát [The Hometown Sky is as Blue as a Song] was conceived by Nguyễn Quốc Thành and Trương Quế Chi. Together with Nguyễn Phương Linh, Tuấn Mami and Vũ Đức Toàn, they form the NSC curatorial board. Nguyễn Quốc Thành is founder and curator of Queer Forever! Festival that opens dialogue for queer cinema from 2013. Trương Quế Chi is curator of Like The Moon In The Night Sky (Như Trăng Trong Đêm), multi-edition events on Vietnamese cinema heritage.