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Danh Vo

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Saigon, Vietnam

Birth year

Lives in
Berlin, Germany

Works in
Berlin, Germany

Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Oct, 2015 Losing the Compass
White Cube, Mason's Yard
Oct, 2015 (Banish the Faceless / Reward your Grace)
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Sep, 2015 The Problem of God
K21 Ständehaus

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.



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


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

Awards, grants & residencies

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

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

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

Solo exhibitions

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Good Life, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany.

Group exhibitions

MUDAM, Luxembourg.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Curated shows

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

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wiels, Bruxelles, Belgium.

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

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:

Oct, 2015 Encounter with Danh Vō: In conversation with Patricia Falguières
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Aug, 2015 Clamour Can Melt Gold
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Aug, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Museum Ludwig Köln
Apr, 2015 Pliure, Epilogue (La bibliothèque, l’univers)
Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
Mar, 2015 Collection
Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie
Feb, 2015 Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
Barbican Art Gallery
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