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Birthplace
Saigon, Vietnam

Birth year
1975

Lives in
Berlin, Germany

Works in
Berlin, Germany

Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2014 The Illusion of Light
Palazzo Grassi
 
Statement

Danh Vo (b. 1975, Bà Ria, Vietnam, lives and works in Berlin) creates performance and installation works based on personal and cultural experiences and histories. When he was a child, Vo’s family fled Vietnam and settled in Denmark. His work draws on personal and historical arti­facts in a sublime creation of individual identity while instigating historical tensions through recontextualizations. He received the Hugo Boss Prize in 2012 and is represented by Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin.

 

CV

Born in 1975, Saigon, Vietnam
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education

Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards, grants & residencies

2012
Prize-winner, Hugo Boss Prize, New York, USA.

2009
Nominee, Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art, Berlin, Germany.
Artist-in-residence, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France.

2007
Prize-winner, BlauOrange Kunstpreis der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken, Berlin, Germany.

Solo exhibitions

2013
Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
Museion, Bolzano, Italy.

2012
Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA ; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Danemark.
Damnatio Memoriae, CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, U.S.A.
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

2011
Ephemeroptera, in collaboration with Heinz-Peter Knes, MD72, Berlin, Germany.
JULY, IV, MDCCLXXVI, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
Gallery Zero, Milan, Italy. Foundation Morra Greco, in collaboration with Henrik Olesen, Naples, Italy.
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.

2010
Hip Hip Hurra, National Museum for Art, Copenhagen, Danemark.
Here lies one, whose name is writ in water, Gallery Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.
Autoerotic Asphyxiation, Artist Space, New York, USA.
L’artist et le décorateur, Gallery Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.

2009
Where the Lions Are, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Les Fleurs d’Interieur, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France.
Boys seen through a shop window, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.
Untitled, in collaboration with Jay Chung & Takeki Maeda, BaliceHertling, Paris, France.
Last fuck, Galleri Zero, Milano, Italy.

2008
Package Tour, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The valley, project for frieze artmagazine in collaboration with Dominic Eichler.

2007
Good Life, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.

Group exhibitions

2013
MUDAM, Luxembourg.

2012
Reactivation, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennal, New Museum, New York, USA.
The New Public, Museion, Bolzano, Italy.

2011
Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, Switzerland.
Camulodunum, Firstsite, Colchester, U.K.
You are not alone, Foundació Juan Miró, Barcelona, Spain; MARCO, Vigo, Spain.
 
2010
6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
10.000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, China.
To the Arts, citizens!, Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
More Carpets, Gallery Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.
Strange Comfort, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Swiss Institute Rome, Rome.
Morality Act IV, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2009
Morality - Act II: From Love to Legal, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands..
QuodlibetII, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.
Bijoux de Famille, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.
The Perpetual Dialogue, Andrea Rosen gallery, New York..
7 x 14 Silberkuppe, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany.
Sensation, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.

2008
Busan biennale, Busan, South Korea.
Where the lions are, Para/site artspace, Hong Kong.
Yokohama Triennale 2008 - Time Crevasse, Central and Waterfront Sites in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan. Manifesta 7, Comitato Manifesta 7, Bolzano, Italy.

2007
Oh Girl, It’s a Boy!, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.
The California Files: Re-Viewing Side Effects of Cultural Memory, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.
Secret Flix, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, Germany.
I Want to Believe, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
Design by Accident: Dover Publications, Inc., NY, 1968, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany.

2006
Crime and Punishment, Tallinna Kunstihoone / Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.

Curated shows

2012
Julie Ault Collection, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland.

2010
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wiels, Bruxelles, Belgium.

2007
Mia Rosasco, J-E-T, Berlin, Germany.

2006
My Blue Genes, in his parents’ apartment, Valby, Denmark.
Public collection (show/hide)
Tate Modern, London, UK.
MoMA, New York, USA.
MNAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Public collection

Tate Modern, London, UK.
MoMA, New York, USA.
MNAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Recent Exhibits

Danh Vo participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Metal
The Kitchen
 
Sep, 2014 Works from selected collections
MD 72
 
Sep, 2014 REVOLVER II - Part One: Impart
Matt's Gallery
 
Sep, 2014 SANS TITRE (JE SUIS LÀ)
Galerie Jérôme Poggi
 
Aug, 2014 The New International
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Jul, 2014 Joint Exhibition
Nottingham Contemporary
 
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