Artist

Danh Vō

Born in Bà Rja, 1975 and lives in Mexico City, Mexico

Born in Vietnam and brought up in Denmark, Danh Vō’s conceptual artworks and installations often draw upon elements of personal lived experience (his own, the lives of his parents and other family members) to explore broader historical, social or political themes, particularly those relating to the history of Vietnam at the close of the twentieth century. Born in 1975, the year that marked the end of the American Vietnam War, Vō’s family became the victims of the Cambodian-Vietnamese War that broke out immediately afterwards. They fled the country in a homemade boat when Vo was four years old; he has no memories of his early childhood in Vietnam. The vessel was rescued at sea by a Danish freighter, the nationality of which determined the fate of the refugees – the ramifications of this random encounter are reflected in the role that chance and coincidence continue to play in Vō’s practice. Frequently comprised of documents, photographs, found objects (with emotional or historical significance), lettering or appropriations of works by other artists, Vō’s installations often address issues relating to identity and belonging, authorial status, ownership and the role of personal relationships. He is particularly interested in the discrepancies between myth and reality, between the past and the present, and between the identities and histories imposed upon him by others and those that he creates for himself.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Danh Vo Milan
07 Sep 2021 - 06 Nov 2021
Massimo De Carlo, Casa Corbellini-Wassermann
Milan
Exhibitions
Danh Vo: Chicxulub
The exhibition features new works investigating key topics in the artist's research
11 Sep 2020 - 02 Nov 2020
White Cube Bermondsey
London
Exhibitions
Unique
A group exhibitions collecting the main editions produced for the art space over the years
11 Sep 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Parkett
Zurich
Exhibitions
Our World is Burning
A group exhibition on the climate consequences of fire on our planet from a singular perspective.
21 Feb 2020 - 17 May 2020
Palais de Tokyo
Paris
Exhibitions
The Red Bean Grows in the South
The inaugural exhibition of Faurschou Foundation's new venue in New York City.
15 Dec 2019 - 01 Apr 2020
Faurschou Foundation New York
New York
Art Spaces
White Cube Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
White Cube Bermondsey
Galleries in London
White Cube Mason’s Yard
Galleries in London
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